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Session 4 Power Point

  1. 1. What is a Profession?
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. “ 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?”
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. “ Does emergency management fit our profile of a profession today?”
  6. 6. EMI Training Programs <ul><li> Natural hazards (earthquakes, hurricanes, floods) </li></ul><ul><li> Technical hazards (hazardous materials, chemical stockpile emergency preparedness) </li></ul><ul><li> Professional development </li></ul><ul><li> Leadership </li></ul><ul><li> Disaster operations and recovery </li></ul><ul><li> Readiness and technology </li></ul><ul><li> Disaster mitigation </li></ul><ul><li>  Emergency preparedness  </li></ul><ul><li> Instructional methodology </li></ul><ul><li> Exercise design and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li> Information technology </li></ul><ul><li> Public information </li></ul><ul><li> Integrated emergency management </li></ul><ul><li> Train-the-Trainer </li></ul>
  7. 7. Higher Education Program Coursework <ul><li> Basic Skills in Emergency Management: Leadership and Influence </li></ul><ul><li> Decision Making & Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li> Developing Volunteer Resources </li></ul><ul><li> Disaster Response and Recovery operations </li></ul><ul><li> Effective Communication </li></ul><ul><li> Emergency Planning </li></ul><ul><li> Introduction to Mitigation </li></ul><ul><li> Mitigation for Emergency Managers </li></ul><ul><li> Resource Management </li></ul><ul><li> Principles of Emergency Management </li></ul><ul><li> Warning Coordination </li></ul><ul><li> Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Operations </li></ul><ul><li> Incident Command System (ICS)/Emergency Operations Center Interface </li></ul>
  8. 8. Certification Programs <ul><li> IAEM </li></ul><ul><li> Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA) </li></ul><ul><li> Oklahoma Certified Oklahoma Certified Emergency Manager Credential Program </li></ul><ul><li> Michigan State Police Professional Emergency Manager (PEM) Program </li></ul>

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