Become part of the problem and not part of the solution.
Shift responsibility and accountability for their plight to government, which in turn impacts the whole community.
“ A cooperative and integrated approach to implementing the Emergency Management Cycle within a community that promotes economic viability , continuity of government , and social stability following a disaster.”
The Emergency Management Cycle provides the framework and foundation for building community resilience.
Government COMMUNITY RESILIENCE Government has the legal and constitutional responsibility to insure that the public good is looked after during times of emergency, disaster, and war.
Government Business COMMUNITY RESILIENCE Businesses provide jobs that generate salaries, which in turn drive consumption and generate taxes that support the governments ability to function and carry out it’s legal and constitutional responsibilities.
Government Ordinary Citizens Business COMMUNITY RESILIENCE Ordinary Citizens are the reason government exists. They provide businesses with employees, and oftentimes have specialized training and skills that government cannot provide.
Government Ordinary Citizens Business COMMUNITY RESILIENCE Bring government, business, and ordinary citizens together as partners in furtherance of Community Resilience . Leverage Strengths, supplant weaknesses, and build a solid foundation of cooperation and integration prior to, during, and after disaster.
The Incident Command System provides the perfect tool for integrating community partners into Response and Recovery Phase Activities as outlined in the Emergency Operations Plan and Post Disaster Recovery Plan.
A Business Group Liaison can interact with business groups and individual businesses that can provide specialized equipment, materials, and skill sets. By giving business a role in the ICS, they are more likely to implement the emergency management cycle into their business continuity planning. Businesses can be included in the Emergency Support Function Annexes and EOP Appendices.
A Volunteer Branch such as CERT frees up first responders. CERT’s are a force multiplier in the field and easily integrated into the ICS.
Amateur Radio can provide real time intelligence from the field in areas where first responders are not currently working. EmComm can also take advantage of GMRS Neighborhood Nets that feed into Amateur Radio Nets expanding the intelligence gathering capability in the field
Builds Partnerships using the Emergency Management Cycle as a Framework. Integrates Government, Business, and Ordinary Citizens into a joint cooperative for the purposes of planning and execution. Focuses on the future, not the past.