Homeland Security and Community-Oriented Policing

The experience of one local agency in using funds provided by a federal education-and-information grant to develop a community-oriented program may serve as a helpful template for other agencies to

Sir Ken Knight, Commissioner for the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority

Domestic Preparedness met with Sir Ken Knight, Commissioner for the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. London’s – and soon the United Kingdom’s – senior first responder discusses his approach to multi-agency incident-management and response operations in light of the 7/7 2005 terrorist attack, the United Kingdom’s approach to resilience, and the several ways in which the U.K. response operations differ from those mandated by the U.S. National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Joseph Becker, Senior Vice President of Disaster Services, American Red Cross

Domestic Preparedness met with Joseph Becker, Senior Vice President of Disaster Services, American Red Cross to discuss the American Red Cross (ARC) concept of operations for disaster preparedness and response under the new National Response Framework, Red Cross support activities in line with ESF 6 (mass care, emergency assistance, housing, and human services) and ESF 8 (public health and medical services), and take-aways from this year’s National Preparedness Month.

Building a Strong Emergency-Management Profession

One of the nation’s foremost experts in the still emerging field of emergency management provides her insider’s point of view of the guiding principles – including both a vision and a mission statement – on which this important new field was founded.
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