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Speaker: Dick Bower, Building/Fire Safety/Emergency Management Director, City of Gig Harbor ...
Speaker: Dick Bower, Building/Fire Safety/Emergency Management Director, City of Gig Harbor
Lack of coordination between members of the emergency management community adversely affects our
ability to protect citizens. While a host of federal, state and local sources provide the emergency
management community with guidance through the four phases of emergency management, such
guidance falls short of emphasizing the full value of an established multi-agency coordination (MAC)
entity and system. By building relationships between the governmental agencies, response partners,
private sector, non-governmental and faith based organizations that make up the community, effective
multi-agency collaboration spanning the entire emergency management continuum can be developed.
Such collaboration provides effective, efficient, and cost-effective emergency management across the
full continuum of emergency management activities. By redefining Multi-Agency Coordination to
include pre-incident/event collaboration planning, mitigation, response and recovery activities can be
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