HSEM 494 Practicum/Capstone Project

Date of Award

12-1-2018

Document Type

Open Practicum Paper

Degree Name

Homeland Security, BS

College

School of Management

Department

Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Keywords

K-12, School, Schools, District, High School, Elementary, Emergency, FEMA, ICS, Management, Preparedness, Recover, Response, Marion County, Collaboration, Oregon, All-Hazards, Mitigation, Students, Resiliency

Abstract

Collaboration between schools and emergency managers is paramount in addressing the whole community approach to emergency management for increasing preparedness (FEMA, 2011). As every disaster is local, a unified and collaborative approach should be taken to ensure schools are not a hindrance but rather an asset for preparedness, response and recovery efforts. Schools must have ownership and accountability for ensuring they are prepared for emergencies. Additionally, local emergency management agencies with their capabilities, capacity and knowledge must take action in response to the opportunity to build partnerships and expanded their efforts to create a resilient community.

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