Emergency Management: Federal Emergency Management Agency


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Select ONE of the topics listed below and write a 2-page
APA paper with abstract page.
You must include a minimum of two references, no Wikipedia.
The decision
to move the Federal Emergency Management Agency into the Department of Homeland
Security changed the dynamics of emergency management, including the function
and focus of FEMA, the interactions between the nations lead emergency manager
and the President, among other changes.  On one side, there is the feeling that
incorporating FEMA into DHS has helped to concentrate the agencies dealing with
hazard and risk under one roof, thereby eliminating some of the problems that
occurred on September 11th.  On the other side is the argument that inserting
FEMA into DHS has severely weakened the ability of FEMA to perform its required
function.  Use this forum to state your opinion on whether or not you think FEMA
belongs in DHS, or whether it should be returned to Cabinet-level status, and
support your answer with examples (hypothetical or actual).
Administrator Craig Fugate has made several significant changes to the way in
which FEMA operates, which are intended to trickle down to the State and local
levels.  Examples include the Whole Community concept, a greater use of social
media, and a move back towards the All-Hazards Emergency Management approach.
 State your impressions of Administrator Fugate’s tenure at FEMA, and give
examples to support your statements.

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