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  1. Reflections Seeing the Future Through the Past

  2. For belligerent purposes, the 14th century, like the 20th, commanded a technology more sophisticated than the mental and moral capacity that guided its use. Barbara Tuchman

  3. …many of the recommendations made in the available literature were not grounded in rigorous, scientifically-based observations. Erik Auf derHeide

  4. Empirical studies on disaster-stricken communities and on the public's response in major disasters paint a contrasting picture-one that documents an increase in altruism, a decline in anti-social behavior, and high levels of responsiveness and self-help among victimized populations. Kathleen Tierney

  5. Emergency management as it is practiced today is comparatively new; and…the field is still evolving fairly rapidly. William Hansel, Jr.

  6. OPSEC

  7. STRATEGIC TACTICAL OPERATIONAL

  8. Strategic Tactical Even a cursory examination of compliance rates by the emergency management phase they represent supports the observation that standards related to the response phase have higher compliance rates. Valerie Lucus-McEwen

  9. Homeland security starts as far from home as possible and is about denying freedom to those who believe violence and intimidation are legitimate means to an end. Bob Jaffin

  10. Emergency management is very local and is about preserving life, property and, within voter approved limitations, ensuring freedom. Bob Jaffin

  11. Basic Preparedness Functions • Mobilizing emergency personnel and resources • Warning the public • Taking protective action • Caring for victims • Assessing the damage • Restoring essential public services • Informing the public • Record keeping • Planning for recovery • Coordinating emergency management activities

  12. Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. POEM Working Group

  13. We need to show our communities that we are professional, well-trained, competent, and able to assist,… John Hamilton Director Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management

  14. New Paradigm Traditional • Standards-based • Program-centric • Consensus driven • Networked System • Evidence-based • Extensive use of empirical studies • Influenced by research data and historical events • Process defined • Plans-based • Plan-centric • Hierarchical • Closed-system • Experientially-based • Limited use of empirical studies • Perpetration of disaster mythology • Task-defined

  15. Differentiate between core competencies and disciplines

  16. Provide grounding in managerial skills and public administration

  17. Provide historical context

  18. Stress leadership and critical thinking

  19. 415.221.2562 LCanton@LucienCanton.com www.LucienCanton.com Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs Speakermix.com/Lucien-Canton

  20. The single most significant societal change that has most altered community preparedness has been the increased professionalization of local emergency managers. Thomas E. Drabeck Major Themes in Disaster Preparedness and Response Research 1993