Write an essay including four pictures with clear captions
and citations describing how emergency management has changed over the last 50
years in your commUnity. Compare those years to that of the Post-Katrina era.
Be sure to identify your commUnity.
Interview those in your commUnity to determine lessons
learned and improvements that have come from major disasters that have occurred
specifically since Hurricane Katrina. Has emergency management been affected
based on any events? How?
What changes have there been in mitigation? Preparedness?
Has your commUnity been involved in any major disasters? Describe the
progression towards federal government involvement in disaster response and
recovery during this period. Describe the stakeholders, emergency services
participants, and how disasters were managed over the last 50 years. Be sure to
cite your sources.
Be sure to include pictures that would be useful to your
discussion. Some suggestions would be to include pictures of events during the
disaster and during the recovery period after the disaster.
Some examples of disaster mitigation actions are building
codes, warning sirens, and fire codes.
Your essay should be four pages in length, not counting the
pictures that you will insert in the Word document, your title or reference
page. Your paper should be in APA format with at least two academic sources,
one of which must come from the CSU Online Library. Please be sure to include
at least four pictures with clear captions and citation.
Pick one of the following types of disasters in the United
States, and present how disaster response and emergency management have changed
(or not changed) over the last 100 years for that type of disaster:
man-made accident disasters (not terrorism).
Recommend further improvements in your concluding slide.
Describe how lessons learned from 1900 to present time contributed to improved
disaster planning and response.
Your presentation should be a minimum of 10 slides, not
counting the title slide or reference slide. You must include a minimum of five
images in your presentation. These images should be appropriate and support the
content of the presentation. In addition, you are required to include speaker
notes that further explain the content of the slides. You should include at
least three sources, and cite and reference any information from those sources
in APA format.
Look at the events from 1979–2001 in your textbook on pages
132–133. During this period, there were a multitude of events such as
hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes that required a Presidential Declaration
for assistance in that particular state.
Create a table similar to that on pages 132–133 that
includes events from 2002–current year. The table should include the following
You may use Word or Excel to create your table. Include at
least five events in your table. You may find these websites helpful in your
Next, write a summary that coordinates with the five events
in the table. In your summary for each disaster, you should cover the following
Correlate each disaster listed in the table to the
implementation of disaster-focused improvement for that event. In other words,
what did we learn as a nation when the event occurred?
Was the United States prepared for this event?
Did our disaster response meet the needs of the commUnities
impacted by the event?
Were special programs, resources, or monies created to
better prepare for another event similar to this one?
Describe how the stand up of FEMA changed emergency
management and disaster response.
Your document should be at least three pages in length
(including the table you have created). If you created the table in Excel, be
sure to place that chart in your Word document. You may do this by using the
Snip It Tool or taking a snap shot of the chart. You must include at least
three sources in your research, and the information should be cited and
referenced in APA format.
This assignment involves the evolution of Federal Emergency
Management from the formation of FEMA through the lessons learned from
Hurricane Sandy. For this assignment, compose an essay in which you do the
Discuss the formation of FEMA, then describe how the
position of FEMA changed following the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform
Act of 2006.
Discuss the intended and unintended outcomes that emerged
following FEMA’s incorporation into DHS.
Describe how Hurricane Katrina swung the pendulum back
towards natural disasters from a focus on terrorism following 9/11.
Describe the subsequent lessons learned and improvements
made by the Post-Katrina Emergency Reform Act of 2006 and how they affected
emergency response and recovery in Hurricane Sandy.
Discuss the changes in the process for Presidential Disaster
Declarations due to the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina.
Describe how FEMA works with local and state emergency
management services and commUnity stakeholders.
Identify improvements instituted by the Post-Katrina
Emergency Reform Act of 2006 and how they affected emergency response and
recovery in Hurricane Sandy.
Your essay should be four pages in length, not counting
title page and reference page, and you must incorporate three sources into your
assignment. Any information from those sources must be cited and referenced in