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Individual/Community Preparedness

Community Awareness and Participation

There are resources in local and remote communities, these resources can be tapped in all level of capability and varieties of skill to assist and lead in case of nature or man made disaster. Community need to be organized, aware, educated, , practice and participated in the events. Community church, minority groups and tribals can participate by reach out to their representatives. Group representative can organize, recruit... more »

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Mandatory Co Involvement w City Emergency Mngt

I'd suggest that voluntary participation is not sufficient. The response is limited not only by those who have legitimate deficits in financing or expertise, but also by those who believe it's too much effort since "something like that has never happened here before". Argh! Somewhere along the way I picked up a saying that people don’t want the burden of rules and regulations until something bad happens. Only then do... more »

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Redefining NIMS for Higher Education

I suggest you...redefine the NIMS requirements for higher education. The current NIMS training is a field level focus on how ICS operates. Many institutions, especially those that do not have their own public safety, need training on ICS that focuses on the relationship between an institution's emergency operations center and the field responders. Promote NIMS training that targets the ICS/EOC interface and establishing... more »

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Some questions already have answers...

If we look at the way our Founding Fathers originally set up our country's levels of government, we will see that many of the questions and/or concerns were addressed a couple centuries ago. I refer to the County Sheriff's authority and responsibilities. Instead of creating multiple new agencies, offices, and departments, we need to back up and look at what we already have. Though there is some stability in redundancy,... more »

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No hurricanes for the rest of 2010

I do not think there will be any major weather disturbance in Dade and the rest of Florida for the rest of the year. Therefore, insurance companies may relax and should not increate premiums for next year. I think it is best I express the thought in order to save monies and energies which could be better used somewhere else. Thank you for allowing me to participate.

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Nationalize the Successful HSIN-CI Program

I suggest you take the successful 2004 / 2006 DHS/FEMA HSIN-CI pilot program and implement it nationally. It proved that local knowledge and regional strength supported local resiliency and success in real world situations. It wa recognized by DHS Secretary Ridge and its predecessor was recognized by FBI Director Mueller.

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Evacuating islands

My idea would be for islands that have been hit by a disaster. Commander a cruise ship. Work out ahead of time a plan with the cruise lines that in the event an island is being hit with such a great disaster that the population must be evacuated, to be able to use a cruise ship for the evacuation. Cruise ships are floating cities and have everything you need to house hundreds of evacuees.

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Micro Community Disaster Resilience

Please see the below information on Micro Community Disaster Resilience.

Informational Paper
Micro Community Disaster Resiliency
A Jewish Community Preparedness and Resiliency Project
By Jeffrey A. Slotnick, CSM, PSP

This paper intends to present a format for micro community preparedness, response, and recovery to natural, manmade, and technological disasters. The intended definition of a micro community for purposes... more »

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Preparedness Capabilities and Assessments

Capability and Gaps

I am currently writing a doctoral dissertation on emergency terrorism preparedness in school districts. The objective is to assess the availability, capability and gaps. Currently, research data shows the lack of community/citizen integration in what the school districts are doing. Other than local emergency responders, how should the neighbors be involved, what kinds of communications need to go out to them to avoid... more »

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Federal Emergency Management Assistance Compact (FEMAC)

Develop and implement a Federal Emergency Management Assistance Compact (FEMAC) to support the National Response Framework based on Emergency Support Functions, including the ability for Federal agencies to request and receive assistance from other agencies.
Additionally, the capability for "FEMAC" to link to Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), so state EMAC members to see pending and ongoing Federal support... more »

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Building Resilient Communities Through Education & Grants

ICOR believes that change can be made through education. ICOR (The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience - www.theicor.org) is a non-profit (501c3) international education and credentialing organization. Our mission is to develop resilient communities through education. See our Resilient Community model http://www.theicor.org/rescomm.html which was developed based on the United Nations definition of... more »

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