– Information Military Resources in Disaster Operations-
The use of military resources in disaster operations could be a course in itself. Employment of military resources in civil actions is guided by law in the US, and by many policies and protocols in other nations. Because of that complexity, we will only focus our work on the US.
The FEMA IS Course will help you gain a good understanding of capabilities and laws guiding response. Take the time to review the additional information for the National Guard and Stafford Act. I would suggest that some reading could be done into post-Katrina Stafford Act changes (easily found via Google).
EMAC is an essential tool for states during emergencies. Unlike the Stafford Act, this is a compact that the states “control”. The attached article will help you in a better understanding of the EMAC process.
Military resources is a critical logistics enabler, but it comes with some restrictions. This understanding will be beneficial to you in future course work.
GOALS FOR THE WEEK:
1. Discuss the role of military assets in times of emergencies.
2.Discuss the role of EMAC during emergencies- its benefits and limitations.
3.Discuss the use of the Stafford Act, how it applies to emergencies, and how it has changed post-Katrina.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK:
1.Kovacs and Spens Chapter 8
2. Tatham and Christopher Chapter 6
3. Ciottone Chapter 85
Military Support Videos
– Review articles placed in attached documents related to EMAC and Stafford Act. Use this information along with the Content column to assist in preparing your presentation. Find one key point of the information and expand upon it in your presentation.
– PowerPoint Project: Understanding Military-Civil Support
– APA STYLE
– 10 Slides at least with speaker notes for each slide.
– 4 References at least.
– PowerPoint Projects: PowerPoint projects are designed to allow you to showcase your grasp of factual knowledge, to demonstrate your ability to distill the essential concepts of a topic, and to go further by drawing conclusions and inferences about these topics. When you are finished with the course you will have a small arsenal of lectures at your disposal. Projects should be brief, to the point but complete.
Tips for a good PowerPoint presentation: Slides should have no more than 4-6 lines of text per slide, and 1-3 ideas per slide max. Text should be in bullet format, not paragraph/prose format. Information should be conveyed in a concise but comprehensible manner. Do not write too much, as this creates a crowded slide which is visually overwhelming. Your meaning will get lost in the slide and your audience will lose interest. Do not write too little as this makes it difficult to understand your intended meaning. You may receive a lower grade because it will not be clear that you understood the concepts. Use photos and diagrams thoughtfully to supplement and advance your presentations, not just as meaningless filler.
Each presentation should have a title slide, an objectives slide and one or more reference slides. The title slide should contain the title of your presentation, your full name, and date . The objectives slide should outline the main bullet points that your presentation will cover. These should be analogous to lessons you expect your intended target audience to learn from your presentations. Your target audience has a basic disaster management background equivalent to your own. You do not need to include background material such as the history of ICS in your presentation.
The number of slides will be assigned for each presentation. The student may go above that number slides, but may not go below the assigned number. The assigned number of slides does NOT INCLUDE the title, objectives or reference slides. It also will not include slides with pictures or diagrams unless those slides substantively advance the presentation. This means that if this were a live presentation you would spend at least one minute discussing that picture/diagram. If you use photos or other multimedia in your presentation and it is not your own work (i.e., you took it from the internet) you MUST reference it on the slide (as opposed to the references slide at the end.