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3 Branches of Government
Judicial
Legislature
Executive
Federal Government: Department of Homeland Security
Cabinet Level
Form of Local Government:
3 Forms
Strong Mayor
Weak Mayor/Council Manager
Commission
Most Frequent Form of Government: Medium Size
Weak Mayor/Council Manager
Requirements Sunshine Law (2 members of legislative body)
Be open to public
Take minutes
Reasonable Notice
Accommodate/Be Accessible
Quasi-Judicial/Standards of Due Process
Give Notice
Chance to Respond
Independent decision maker
Opportunity for Appeal
1st Piece of Disaster Legislation Passed in U.S.A.
Passed 1803
New Hampshire Town
Major Fire
1st Federal Legislation to Control Nature
1934 Flood Control Act
1st Recognized Face of Emergency Management (Local)
Civil Defense Directors
Insurance Discussed Federally (Disasters)
1968
National Flood Insurance Act
Voluntary
1972 became Mandatory
Which President Created F.E.M.A.
President Jimmy Carter
Created in 1978/1979
1st Director’s Background: Personnel Management
Which President Hired F.E.M.A. Director With Emergency Management Background
President Clinton
Name of Person Appointed by Clinton
James Lee Witt
1990’s Emergency Management Major Events-Focus
Terrorism: Domestic/International
2000-Emergancy Management Feeling on F.E.M.A.
Recognized as Premier agency
Department of Homeland Security Created
2003
Current President
President George W. Bush
Constitution of USA Places Public Health and Safety At Which Level of Government
State
Define Mitigation
To prevent or reduce the affects of an event or disaster
1st Step to Reduce Community Vulnerability
Hazard Analyzes/Hazard Assessment
State Statue Section Which Relates to Emergency Management in State
Chapter 252
Definition of Disaster
Beyond Local Control
Need outside assistance
State Agency in Charge of Emergency Management
DCA-Department Community Affairs
Title of Person in Charge of DCA
Secretary
Mitigation: Part of Which Phase of Emergency Management
Recovery…..shifted to Before the Event
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program: Percentage added on for Mitigation Programs
7.5%
Responsible for Percentage of Hazard Mitigation Grant
25% personally
75% by agency
5 Steps to Risk Assessment
Identify the Hazard
Profile Each Hazard
Develop Community Profile
Compare and prioritize risk
Create and apply scenarios
1st Secretary of Department of Homeland Security
Tom Ridge
Intelligence Authorization Act
11/2002
9/11 Commission was not open to the public
False
Chair of the 9/11 Commission
Thomas Kean
President selected the members of the 9/11 Commission
False
9/11 Commission was bi-partisan
10 total
9/11 Final Report present to public
07/2004
Name of Organization created after 9/11 Commission to monitor and evaluate and grade recommendation
9/11 Public Discourse Project
9/11 Discourse Project is Government Agency
False: Non for profit (SO1C3)
Purpose of 9/11 Commission to place blame
a. False
Purpose to give recommendations and identify weaknesses
4 Phases of Emergency Response
Preparation
Mitigation
Response
Recovery
Definition of Emergency
Sudden unforeseen incident
Where is public health and safety placed
State Level
Difference of disaster and emergency
Beyond local control
National Flood Insurance Act Passed
1968
President when FEMA created
1978/1979
Obstacles to mitigation
Cost
Political Will
Takings
Demand of Risk
FEMA Programs
75%
Hurricane
1-5
74 mph minimum
Homeland Security Advisory System
Red
Orange
Yellow
Blue
Green
Face of Hazard Mitigation in 70s
Planners
BNICE- Types of Terrorist attacks
Biological
Nuclear
Insinuating
Chemical
Explosive
Domestic Terrorism Earliest incident
Attempted Assassination of Harry S. Truman
Oklahoma Bombing
1995
169 dead
Domestic
Current FEMA director
Dave Paulison
1st DHS Director
Tom Ridge
Current DHS Director
Michael Chertoff
NIMS
National Incident Management System
Freedom is never_____
Free
Most common weapon in terrorism
Bombs/explosives
4 countries on state sponsored terrorism
Lybia
Syria
Iran
Sudan
Cuba
North Korea
3/11
Madrid Rail Bombing
9/11 Group
Public Discourse Project
4 types of hazard mitigation techniques
Mapping
Building Codes
Levies
Prescribed burns
Hazard ID
Risk Assessment