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  • What is a Profession?
  • Characteristics of an Emergency Manager The Stereotype  White, male, limited college education  Emergency management is second or third career  Job obtained other than with emergency management knowledge, skills or abilities  Disaster response planning oriented  Works primarily with emergency services  Bureaucratic  Never conducted a risk assessment, or developed a mitigation plan or a strategic plan  Knowledge base is experiential  Never reads professional journals nor joins professional associations  Frequently wears other hats  Not well paid or well funded  Many part-time and volunteer positions
  • “ Does the stereotype of emergency managers give an impression that emergency management is a ‘professional’ field?” “What is needed to decrease peoples’ thinking that emergency managers fit the stereotype described above?” “What events have prompted the shift to a more ‘professional’ field of emergency management?”
  • Characteristics of an Emergency Manager The ‘New Generation’  College education in emergency management or a closely related field  Has taken emergency management training courses  Professional and knowledgeable  Knowledge base: science and research  Technologically proficient  Younger  Emergency management is career of first choice  Building disaster resistant communities focus  Proactive  Lifelong learner – reads disaster literature  Plans with jurisdiction stakeholders  Better paid and better funding for emergency management programs  Upwardly and geographically mobile
  • “ Does emergency management fit our profile of a profession today?”
  • EMI Training Programs
    •  Natural hazards (earthquakes, hurricanes, floods)
    •  Technical hazards (hazardous materials, chemical stockpile emergency preparedness)
    •  Professional development
    •  Leadership
    •  Disaster operations and recovery
    •  Readiness and technology
    •  Disaster mitigation
    •   Emergency preparedness 
    •  Instructional methodology
    •  Exercise design and evaluation
    •  Information technology
    •  Public information
    •  Integrated emergency management
    •  Train-the-Trainer
  • Higher Education Program Coursework
    •  Basic Skills in Emergency Management: Leadership and Influence
    •  Decision Making & Problem Solving
    •  Developing Volunteer Resources
    •  Disaster Response and Recovery operations
    •  Effective Communication
    •  Emergency Planning
    •  Introduction to Mitigation
    •  Mitigation for Emergency Managers
    •  Resource Management
    •  Principles of Emergency Management
    •  Warning Coordination
    •  Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Operations
    •  Incident Command System (ICS)/Emergency Operations Center Interface
  • Certification Programs
    •  IAEM
    •  Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA)
    •  Oklahoma Certified Oklahoma Certified Emergency Manager Credential Program
    •  Michigan State Police Professional Emergency Manager (PEM) Program