State Emergency Management Staff Training and Evaluation

  • September 15, 2008
  • LTC Anthony Abbott

Since the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina the importance of emergency response planning and execution has risen significantly. The goal of any emergency response is to assess, react, and recover from an emergency so that local communities can resume normal activities as quickly and effectively as possible. But how does an organization like a state emergency management agency better prepare itself to accomplish an effective all hazards response? The answer lies at least partially in an effective collective staff training and evaluation program.