Discussion board forum 2 understanding mitgation and preparedness | HLSC 500 – Foundations of Homeland Security | Liberty University
Topic: Understanding Mitigation and Preparedness
Mitigation involves many elements including risk assessment and mitigation efforts, but prevention should come even before mitigation. Preparedness is another one of the four key emergency management functions. Preplanning is part of preparedness as well as response.
You have just been appointed the new emergency manager for your agency. Before you, no one did anything in this area. Your boss calls you in and wants to know where to start and what to do regarding these functional areas. (He or she is concerned with the agency itself, not so much the community or customers you serve at this point.)
Tell us what you would tell your boss and how would you go about this task. Be specific and detailed.
Your boss is going to move forward based on what you tell him or her. This includes many things such as planning, resources, and budgeting. You only get one chance to get it right with your boss to start all of this off correctly. Be detailed. (For this post, you do not need to cover response and recovery functions.) What does the Bible say about mitigation and preparedness?
Nemeth: ch. 4
Presentation: Understanding Mitgation and Preparedness