Thursday, December 20, 2012

FTV 12/20/2012 MMA Cadets and their Majors- EM

Ian Memmi is a 2/C Emergency Management Cadet. He is also participating in the Cadet EMT program, new to the Academy.

Question 1. In your own words, explain your major.
Answer- "Emergency Management. Need I say more? It is the management of emergencies in terms of preparation, planning, and communication."
Question 2. Explain why you chose your major.
Answer- "It's the only thing that I've ever imagined myself doing. I enjoy the challenge, and feel gratified by the opportunity to serve the people and their safety."

Question 3. After graduation, what do you hope to do with your degree?
Answer- "I am interested in working at the local or county level, mostly with response to hazardous materials incidents."

Emergency management professionals protect communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters. The profession and the academic discipline that addresses this 'management' of emergencies and disasters is called emergency management. An emergency is any unplanned event that can cause deaths or significant injuries, shut down business or disrupt operations, cause physical or environmental damage and/or threaten reputation or revenue.

Emergencies and disasters come in all shapes and sizes. They include hurricanes, earthquakes, hazardous materials incidents, flooding, structure fires, tornadoes, terrorism, protests, human epidemics, volcanic eruptions, drought, heat waves, power outages, computer system failures and many, many more.

Whatever the event, effective coordination among federal, state, country and local government, the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGO's) and volunteer agencies- before, during and after an incident- is crucial to effective emergency management. The role of the emergency manger is to promote coordination among all of these parties.

The Kennedy's recent trip to New York was to aid and support the Emergency Workers.

Here is a fact sheet to learn about  Emergency Management Careers
Try these activities to learn more about Getting Ready for local emergencies.

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