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Listing of Articles

2010

  • Barnes-SwalesExaminingDisasterRecoveryJuly2010-mo.PDF
    Summary: ASSET RECOVERY CONFERENCE INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH BOSTON - OCTOBER 2001 EXAMINING DISASTER RECOVERY: OPTIMIZING THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS ©2001 BELFOR PAGE 2 PREPARING FOR DISASTER RECOVERY. ASSET RECOVERY CONFERENCE INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH BOSTON - OCTOBER 2001 EXAMINING DISASTER RECOVERY: OPTIMIZING THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS ©2001 BELFOR PAGE 4 A pre-planned incident recovery program can satisfy these requirements. The ideal Incident Recovery Program (IRP) .
  • Hahn2010-mo.pdf
    Summary: Public Private Partnerships: How to create a public private partnership, an example of a replicable project associated with business continuity, and volunteering during an oil spill. Keywords: SAFER Santa Rosa, public-private partnership, COAD, BERT bag, business continuity, Citizen Corps, social capital PARTNERSHIPS Public-private partnerships are like relationships, participants will get out of the connections what is put into developing the relationship. EXAMPLES OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE .
  • Cuthbertson2010-mo.pdf
    Summary: Bushfires and Climate Change: Applying a Disaster Risk Framework to Evaluate Environmental Sustainability and National Forest Policy. The stewardship of Australian forest resources and the safety of forest based communities require recognition of the key bushfire risks attributable to the effects of climate change followed by the implementation of policy designed to ensure environmental sustainability. Climate change may also have implications for peoples that have close ties to forest .
  • Barnes-SwalesExaminingDisasterRecoveryJuly2010-mo.pdf
    Summary: ASSET RECOVERY CONFERENCE INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH BOSTON - OCTOBER 2001 EXAMINING DISASTER RECOVERY: OPTIMIZING THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS ©2001 BELFOR PAGE 2 PREPARING FOR DISASTER RECOVERY. ASSET RECOVERY CONFERENCE INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH BOSTON - OCTOBER 2001 EXAMINING DISASTER RECOVERY: OPTIMIZING THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS ©2001 BELFOR PAGE 4 A pre-planned incident recovery program can satisfy these requirements. The ideal Incident Recovery Program (IRP) .
  • Cuthbertson2010-mo.pdf
    Summary: Bushfires and Climate Change: Applying a Disaster Risk Framework to Evaluate Environmental Sustainability and National Forest Policy. The stewardship of Australian forest resources and the safety of forest based communities require recognition of the key bushfire risks attributable to the effects of climate change followed by the implementation of policy designed to ensure environmental sustainability. Climate change may also have implications for peoples that have close ties to forest .
  • Hahn2010-mo.pdf
    Summary: Public Private Partnerships: How to create a public private partnership, an example of a replicable project associated with business continuity, and volunteering during an oil spill. Keywords: SAFER Santa Rosa, public-private partnership, COAD, BERT bag, business continuity, Citizen Corps, social capital PARTNERSHIPS Public-private partnerships are like relationships, participants will get out of the connections what is put into developing the relationship. EXAMPLES OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE .

2009

  • Abraham2009-mo.pdf
    Summary: ” http://www.fns.usda.gov/disasters/response/faq.htm Under the USDA Farm Service Agency I found “Supplemental Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs” The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act), Pub. This supplement includes detailed information on the: A)Trust Fund Creation, to meet the supplemental agricultural disaster assistance program obligations; and B) the New Disaster Assistance Programs which funds from the trust fund may be used to make payments to farmers .
  • Angell2009-mo.pdf
    Summary: National Guard 1 Maximizing the National Guard in Disaster Response By Michael A Angell Michael.a.angell@us.army.mil American Military University November 24, 2009 EM 509 National Guard 2 Abstract The National Guard has endured a dual mission, protecting the homeland and supporting war efforts abroad, ever since its inception. National Guard 10 Assets on hand for the National Guard The next step in assessing the adequacy of a National Guard response comes in looking at what capabilities the .
  • Dempsey050109-mo.pdf
    Summary: most notably the worldwide flu called the Spanish Flu of 1918 which killed millions of people – may leave many people feeling hopelessly frightened. Healthcare professionals may become overwhelmed with flu victims, or contract flu, and supplies may dwindle within a healthcare setting. Building a home flu kit now is a great way to do something positive for not only a possible pandemic flu, seasonal flu, but the items and tips are good for other emergency situations.
  • Desourdis2009-mo.pdf
    Summary: Finally, international police and paramilitary forces – such as those operated by international National governance level Local governance level Local governance level 1st administrative governance level 2nd administrative governance level 2nd administrative governance level Single organization’s IT/communication system stovepipe Single organization’s IT/communication system stovepipe National governance level Local governance level’s stovepiped systems 2nd governance level’s stovepiped .
  • Hinrichs200905-mo.pdf
    Summary: Local-small Incidents Large or catastrophic Incidents Missing is the direct linkage to Mass Care Operations between NGO’s and Gov Ops through a MACS Current Incident Management Coordination Government – NGO’s Figure 2 NGO ICUC Local EOC Mass Care General Population Evacuation Support Incident Response Operations Resource And Authority Support NGO MACS Federal JFO State EOC Field Ops Local or small level Incidents Direct coordination Sufficient IC – UC of Response Operations, Units, Agencies, .
  • Larson13Oct2009-mo.pdf
    Summary: The lack of interoperability in communications was demonstrated again during recent global and domestic disasters.8 If the public sector cannot solve the vexing problem of communications interoperability, the private sector may achieve the needed solution. Alan Kirschenbaum in his book Chaos Organization and Disaster Management offered several observations on public management of disaster management and the suggestion that disaster management could be privatized. Kirschenbaum, Alan, Chaos .
  • Leiva2009-mo.pdf
    Summary: Managing The Crisis Through The Eyes of The Media Avoiding the Second Tragedy – This One a Public Relations Fiasco David E. Leiva City of Kenner, Louisiana Office of Public Information and Emergency Preparedness 12/5/2008 [A crisis communications strategy must be prepared and ready for full implementation regardless of whether the crisis comes from natural disaster or man-made terrorism. Analysis of media agenda setting during and after Hurricane Katrina: Implications .
  • McGowan2009-mo.pdf
    Summary: Interim guidance established complimentary initiatives toward a national system for developing capabilities: National Preparedness Goal, Universal Tasks and Target Capabilities. 15 Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Goal (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2005), https://www.llis.gov (accessed June 12, 2007), 17. 16 Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Guidance: Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing .
  • McQuaide2009-mo.pdf
    Summary: Prior to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 the Department of Defense had an established system called the Unified Command Plan (UCP) that divided the world into six major Areas of Responsibilities (AOR), U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), U.S. European Command (USEUCOM), U.S. Central Command (US CENTCOM), U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICACOM). ARNORTH works with FEMA daily to plan and conduct .

2008

  • marietta2008-mo.pdf
    Summary: 1 The Impact of Public Safety Hierarchy on Effective Emergency Management By Lieutenant ML Marietta Planning and Emergency Management Section Milton Department of Public Safety Milton, Georgia The traditional public safety disciplines are fairly hierarchical in nature. This tension sets up a continuum on the disaster scene between the strict, hierarchical management style of public safety agencies and the cooperative, nearly anarchic approach of ad hoc citizen groups and other non-public .
  • Sproule2008-2-mo.pdf
    Summary: Signed: Education as a Predictor of Performance 3 ABSTRACT The City of Las Vegas deemed it highly desirable that Fire & Rescue assistant chief level officers and higher meet minimum educational standards. An examination of City of Las Vegas job descriptions for Assistant Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and Director of Fire & Rescue (Fire Chief), highlight the fact that chief fire officers need to have a considerable amount of knowledge and education .
  • Sproule2008-3-mo.pdf
    Summary: BIOLOGICAL AGENTS 1 Running head: BIOLOGICAL AGENTS: THE PREDICTABLE PATH TO DISASTER Biological Agents: The Predictable Path to Disaster Christopher B. Sproule Metropolitan Medical Response System Coordinator Las Vegas Fire & Rescue BIOLOGICAL AGENTS 2 Abstract Biological agents are effective weapons of warfare and bioterrorism is an increasing threat to the world. BIOLOGICAL AGENTS 3 Biological Agents: The Predictable Path to Disaster In June 1999, national public health and infectious .
  • Sproule2008-mo.pdf
    Summary: EXERCISING YOUR OPTIONS 1 Running head: EXERCISING YOUR OPTIONS Exercising Your Options Christopher B. Sproule EXERCISING YOUR OPTIONS 2 Abstract The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) exercise models and Green’s alternative exercises models provide a solid foundation for emergency management exercises in the United States. The five main types of activities in FEMA’s exercise program include orientation seminar, drill, tabletop exercise, functional exercise, and full-scale exercise.
  • SupplementNov2008Bulletin-mo.pdf
    Summary: Increasingly, the complexities and challenges of serving special needs populations in the emergency management process are the focus of public policy makers and emergency preparedness practitioners. The concept for the Conference was the personal brain child of FEMA’s Region II Administrator Stephen Kempf Jr. and Sean Waters, Emergency Analyst and Acting Director Management Division Director for Region II. As both a national and local expert on emergency management and special needs issues,.
  • LeeOct2008-mo.pdf
    Summary: Generating Candidate Pools As you project position vacancy or staffing increases and gather a solid list of candidates for possible positions, you have to have an internal and external recruiting plan to find these candidates. The college recruiting experience can serve as an effective method of generating newly-graduated candidates for entry-level positions in an EM agency. Certification The Associate Emergency Manager ® (AEM®) and the Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM®) certifications are.
  • Glasser2008-mo.pdf
    Summary: Terrorism and an American sponsored micro-credit program 1 Terrorism and an American sponsored micro-credit program. Terrorism and an American sponsored micro-credit program 4 A successful micro-credit program will create economic opportunities and empowerment for those who might otherwise choose to become a terrorist. If this occurred with an American Terrorism and an American sponsored micro-credit program 14 sponsored micro-credit program, it could result in reinforcing and increasing .
  • Glasser2008B-mo.pdf
    Summary: Expected disaster response behavior 1 Marc Glasser Expected disaster response behavior Master of Science in Crisis and Emergency Management University of Nevada, Las Vegas Expected disaster response behavior 2 Abstract This paper will address the importance of understanding disaster “myths” (a.k.a., exaggerations) and “true” (how people usually react) expected disaster response behavior. Expected disaster response behavior 6 “True” Expected Disaster Response Behavior In general, “true” (how .
  • Hahn2008-mo.pdf
    Summary: Global Warming effects on Hurricanes in Florida 1 Research Paper The Effects of Global Warming on Hurricanes in Florida Daniel Hahn PS 500 American Military University Global Warming effects on Hurricanes in Florida 2 “Due to this semi-random nature of weather, it is wrong to blame any one event such as Katrina specifically on global warming - and of course it is just as indefensible to blame Katrina on a long-term natural cycle in the climate. “Research on possible future changes in .
  • cohen2008-mo.pdf
    Summary: (Example URL: www.myspace.com/UCLA911) Private view: Social Networking sites allow users to set their profiles to “private”, which will allow only those individuals previously accepted by the authorized user to view the site. Furthermore, the mere existence of social networking sites may improve the reliability of other university communications methods; alternative sites may draw 28 “Definition: Bandwidth,” Createawebsite.com (12 March 2008), http://www.createafreewebsite.net/bandwidth.html.
  • Supplement0908-mo.pdf
    Summary: Debris Management Plan (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9523.13) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9523.14) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9523.12) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9523.4) (see FEMA Debris Management Guide) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9580.1) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9580.4) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9580.200) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9580.201) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9580.202) (see FEMA Disaster .
  • Lee-Kamimoto051008-mo.pdf
    Summary: Biological Threats Biological threats (also referred to as biological warfare, germ warfare, and bioweapons) are pathogens- a disease-causing organism- such as viruses or flora (bacteria). Public Service Announcements The use of public service announcements as a means of decentralizing information have also been extremely helpful in disseminating information to communities about potential threats and how to mitigate and prepare for them. The secondary purpose was to identify information .
  • Dempsey032508-mo.pdf
    Summary: Their study (Cnaan, et al, 1993) continues on page 34 to show they tested for religious motivation and volunteering and how that volunteering in a congregational setting related to religious motivation to volunteer as it is presented in socio demographic studies. 2. Positive correlation between volunteer time served and intrinsic religious motivation and religious beliefs. Since Cnaan, et al, could not get complete data on church attendance they tested for the hypotheses that .
  • Kates051508-mo.pdf
    Summary: Many of the government agencies and non-governmental organizations that emergency managers work with use advanced information technology systems for their daily non-emergency operations. This has led to emergency management organizations adopting these same information technology systems in order to better coordinate with supporting organizations. Regardless of the funding for training and staff, some emergency management organizations may not have funding to procure these information .
  • Lee-Kamimoto051008-mo.pdf
    Summary: Biological Threats Biological threats (also referred to as biological warfare, germ warfare, and bioweapons) are pathogens- a disease-causing organism- such as viruses or flora (bacteria). Public Service Announcements The use of public service announcements as a means of decentralizing information have also been extremely helpful in disseminating information to communities about potential threats and how to mitigate and prepare for them. The secondary purpose was to identify information .
  • Kates051508-mo.pdf
    Summary: Many of the government agencies and non-governmental organizations that emergency managers work with use advanced information technology systems for their daily non-emergency operations. This has led to emergency management organizations adopting these same information technology systems in order to better coordinate with supporting organizations. Regardless of the funding for training and staff, some emergency management organizations may not have funding to procure these information .
  • Supplement0908-mo.pdf
    Summary: Debris Management Plan (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9523.13) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9523.14) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9523.12) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9523.4) (see FEMA Debris Management Guide) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9580.1) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9580.4) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9580.200) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9580.201) (see FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy 9580.202) (see FEMA Disaster .
  • Dempsey032508-mo.pdf
    Summary: Their study (Cnaan, et al, 1993) continues on page 34 to show they tested for religious motivation and volunteering and how that volunteering in a congregational setting related to religious motivation to volunteer as it is presented in socio demographic studies. 2. Positive correlation between volunteer time served and intrinsic religious motivation and religious beliefs. Since Cnaan, et al, could not get complete data on church attendance they tested for the hypotheses that .

2007

  • EMPractitionerGuidelines102207-mo.pdf
    Summary: Share Your Expertise Online With IAEM Members EM PRACTITIONER ARTICLES ~ AUTHOR’S GUIDELINES IAEM 201 Park Washington Ct. Volunteers from the Editorial Committee make up the EM Practitioner Article Review Team. Every article submission will be reviewed by one member of the EM Practitioner Article Review Team, made up of volunteer members from the IAEM Editorial Committee, as this is not a formal peer review.
  • fruchtman011607-mo.pdf
    Summary: 56 Figure 1. Results: Survey Question 1 . 57 Figure 2. Results: Survey Question 2 . 58 Figure 3. Results: Survey Question 3 . 59 Figure 4. Results: Survey Question 4 . HSPD 5 HSPD 7 HSPD 8 National Preparedness Goal (NPG) HSPD-8 .
  • Barnes062607-mo.pdf
    Summary: It is imperative that management not only minimize the risk of incidents ever occurring but that management also develop incident recovery strategies which identify a number of equipment recovery options and how to accomplish them. The ideal Incident Recovery Program (IRP) should have three stages – (1) Incident Readiness [pre-incident]; (2) Rapid Response [post-incident]; and (3) Rapid Recovery [postincident]. Recovery Options to Maximize ROI and Minimize Business Interruption Following a .
  • Bates062607-mo.pdf
    Summary: This special supplement provides important information that federal homeland security grant recipients need to know to access their funds, properly manage their grants and close out their federally funded programs. Accessing homeland security grant and sub-grant funds may differ, depending on which program the funds come from. Health Resources and Services Administration grant opportunities www.hrsa.gov/grants/default.htm ? funds emergency preparedness programs for hospitals through .
  • CostaEtAl062607-mo.pdf
    Summary: The federal government has taken an active role in ensuring cooperation among these various agencies and organizations by mandating the use of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Response Plan (NRP). Many issues still surround bioterrorism response however, including incident response, incident management, and pre- and post-incident funding. (2005, March 11). Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors (ver.
  • Dempsey011607A-mo.pdf
    Summary: Getting to know CAP’s capabilities during exercises will make using CAP during actual disasters, especially ACFT mishaps/accidents, more effective for managing future crises. Emergency managers who garner experience by utilizing CAP in their aircraft disaster scenario exercises will have a heads up about how funding is obtained to use CAP’s services during actual aircraft disasters. By contacting CAP National Headquarters, as mentioned by me earlier in this paper, emergency managers may .
  • sinchak122107-mo.pdf
    Summary: World Health Organization Influenza Surveillance Network Established in 1952, the WHO Influenza Surveillance Network (ISN) “serves a global alert mechanism for the emergence of influenza viruses with pandemic potential”xi. The North American Plan for Avian and Pandemic Influenza (NAPAPI) outlines how Canada, Mexico and the United States intend to work together to combat an outbreak of avian influenza or an influenza pandemic in North Americaxii. Controlling the spread of avian influenza or .
  • Larson071207B-mo.pdf
    Summary: ”31 30 Securities Industry Association, SIA Continuity Planning Committee, “Best Practices for Continuity Planning, http://www.sia.com; Business Continuity Institute (BCI), “BCI Good Practices Guidelines 2005,” http://www.thebci.org; Disaster Recovery Journal Editorial Advisory Board, “Generally Accepted Business Continuity Practices,” http://www.drj.com/GAP;; Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), Professional Practices for Business Continuity Professionals,” http://www.drii.org/.
  • Dempsey011607B-mo.pdf
    Summary: Winter Heating Safety By Cathy Carter Dempsey, FEMA Disaster Assistance Employee, Huntsville, Alabama Emergency managers want to be part of the solution to emergency management issues…not part of the problem. Smoke and CO alarms/detectors should be installed in every room, keeping in mind one of each for all sleeping areas, even if the fuel burning heating equipment (wood stove, fireplace, furnace, kerosene heater. Emergency managers may be tasked with setting up .
  • Jewett062607-mo.pdf
    Summary: as noted by Mark K. Smith, Learning and Organizations, at www.infed.org/biblio/organizational-learning.htm. 24 “Organizational Learning in a Knowledge Economy”, Hoang Van Phuc, http://www.aeaf.minfin.bg/documents/Van Phuc Hoang paper CMTEA2005.pdf . Another source 27 tells us that there are four dimensions of organizational learning: • Levels of learning; • Modes of learning; • Types of learning; • The learning process. 26 Mark K. Smith, Learning and Organizations, at www.infed.org/biblio/.
  • MichaelGBrown062607-mo.pdf
    Summary: He remains an active member of FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue program, serving as VA-TF-2 leader and rescue operations chief of IST Blue. He was the first operational federal rescue commander in the field in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. THE FOG OF RESCUE I got home from my Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) response to Hurricane Katrina response to New Orleans, Friday evening, September 9, 2005, after a 14-day deployment.
  • Lucus062607-mo.pdf
    Summary: The Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) was developed as a method to evaluate and accredit emergency management programs. CAR was a self-assessment tool for use by state and local government to evaluate their own response capabilities and operational readiness, tied loosely to 4 FEMA’s Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) program (FEMAb, n.d.). EMAP—Emergency Management Accreditation Program The Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) began in 1997 as a .
  • muniz08-07-mo.pdf
    Summary: The value of security and control In the light of potential terrorist’s attacks, it is critical for businesses, organizations and the like to ensure that adequate amounts of funds are allocated to protect information systems. Investment in information systems is critical, because when a computer system fails to operate or perform as required, organizations that depend on such systems experience a serious loss of business functionality and resulting in the lost of profits. Therefore, .
  • MeaningofRisk062607-mo.pdf
    Summary: Michael DePoortere Meaning of Risk 1 The Meaning of Risk By Michael DePoortere, Emergency Manager, Ramstein AB, Germany The term I wish to explore in this paper is risk and the many items that combine to make its many parts. ” (Gordon, 20) Once you learn to determine risk it becomes possible to conduct risk management. As I mentioned earlier for every risk Michael DePoortere Meaning of Risk 5 avoided a new risk is possibly created.
  • Larson071207B-mo.pdf
    Summary: ”31 30 Securities Industry Association, SIA Continuity Planning Committee, “Best Practices for Continuity Planning, http://www.sia.com; Business Continuity Institute (BCI), “BCI Good Practices Guidelines 2005,” http://www.thebci.org; Disaster Recovery Journal Editorial Advisory Board, “Generally Accepted Business Continuity Practices,” http://www.drj.com/GAP;; Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), Professional Practices for Business Continuity Professionals,” http://www.drii.org/.
  • fruchtman011607-mo.pdf
    Summary: 56 Figure 1. Results: Survey Question 1 . 57 Figure 2. Results: Survey Question 2 . 58 Figure 3. Results: Survey Question 3 . 59 Figure 4. Results: Survey Question 4 . HSPD 5 HSPD 7 HSPD 8 National Preparedness Goal (NPG) HSPD-8 .
  • Jewett062607-mo.pdf
    Summary: as noted by Mark K. Smith, Learning and Organizations, at www.infed.org/biblio/organizational-learning.htm. 24 “Organizational Learning in a Knowledge Economy”, Hoang Van Phuc, http://www.aeaf.minfin.bg/documents/Van Phuc Hoang paper CMTEA2005.pdf . Another source 27 tells us that there are four dimensions of organizational learning: • Levels of learning; • Modes of learning; • Types of learning; • The learning process. 26 Mark K. Smith, Learning and Organizations, at www.infed.org/biblio/.