Emergency Management – A Normal for Some

Emergency Management is possibly a misunderstood expression due misunderstood language or peoples limited thinking, that it only means disaster matters only.   Examining the phrase, it has an application for large or small events in the broadest sense of the words.  Any emergency needs managing.  The National Incident Management System and The National Response Framework came into existence in 2003, after the events of September 11, 2001.  A common expression often repeated by EM instructors – “you can use this system (NIMS) to manage an event as small as a birthday party or as large as the super bowl.”

Our end objective is, to begin with, the historically labeled vulnerable neighborhoods, to have them trained, organized to mitigate risks, therefore, increasing the recovery and resilience factors in otherwise long-term recovery and many cases multiply the disparities of families in those areas.