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Emergency managers focus on preparation for potential emergencies, disasters, and catastrophic events and on coordinating the response to those events. Emergency managers are the experts in the field of emergency management, and as experts, they are often called upon to provided information and advice to policy makers such as city managers, city councils, police chiefs and their staffs, fire chiefs and their staffs, and private-sector stakeholders.

Assignment Guidelines
•For this assignment, you must write 750-1,000 words in which you define and briefly explain the basic concepts associated with emergency management and the role emergency management plays in the city's homeland security efforts.
•You should ensure that your list of definitions and explanations includes the following important terms associated with emergency management and homeland security: ◦Emergency management
◦Terrorism
◦Homeland security
◦Preparedness
◦Incident command system
◦Catastrophe
◦Threats
◦Mitigation
◦Response
◦Hazard
◦Recovery

•Next, provide brief descriptions (1-2 sentences) of those terms.
•You should include appropriate examples to help ensure that your city council has a practical understanding of the concepts in your presentation.
•Reference all sources properly using APA style.

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•For this assignment, you must write 750-1,000 words in which you define and briefly explain the basic concepts associated with emergency management and the role emergency management plays in the city's homeland security efforts.

Emergency management has traditionally focused on emergencies such as those faced when natural disasters occur, but following 9/11, emergency management has become integrated into the need for cities to coordinate their emergency management planning with homeland security efforts to prevent terrorism or respond to terrorism attacks. The 9/11 attacks witnessed a large mobilization effort from the first responders who are necessary for terrorist attacks, which included police, firefighters, and EMT's, many of whom lost their lives because of a lack of effective communication during the response to the attacks. This is because of the fact that although emergency management training included prospective attacks, the responders weren't expertly trained in responding to such an event.

When the Department of Homeland Security was developed after the 9/11 attacks, emergency management and FEMA, the federal organization created for emergency ...

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