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This paper examines how there are four phases of emergency management, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery after disasters. It stresses that a disaster plan can make the difference when it comes to the community's ability to respond and recover from a disaster. It also discusses how an emergency manager should establish and maintain rapport with the various departments, organizations and political leaders in the community he or she serves because good relationships and teamwork are essential when a disaster actually occurs.
From the Paper:"The knowledge an emergency manager posses can be the key to his or her effectiveness. Ideally, an emergency manager would have an unlimited amount of political, technical, and scientific information. In reality, a person can not be so "all know". Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and of regulations is a very important skill to posses. Emergency managers should also know the rules of policy making and implementation, identification of hazards and vulnerabilites present in the community and the ability to mitigate and prepare if a community's risks become a reality."
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Emergency Management (2006, June 29) Retrieved November 20, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/essay/emergency-management-67146/
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