1. Discuss best practices and the politics associated with crisis leadership. What should homeland security, emergency management, and public safety professionals understand about the politics involved?
2. Discuss the analogy used by Renaud, “the edge of chaos.” Is this a useful way to understand response efforts? Explain your position in detail using examples from the article. What alternative suggestions do you have to improve upon the issues surrounding the NIMS?
3. Discuss the function of time and knowledge in crisis decision-making. What are the challenges of making good decisions during crisis events?
4. Respond to the following Using:
Boin, A., Hart, P., McConnell, A., & Preston, T. (2010, September). Leadership style, crisis response, and blame management: The case of Hurricane Katrina. Public Administration, 88(3), 706–723 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=53323165&site=eds-live&scope=site
Select a crisis event, either nationally or locally, that has occurred in the past 5 years (one different than Hurricane Katrina). Summarize the event and detail the challenges that were presented to leaders.
Next, evaluate the difficulties of accountability and how blame was managed. Do you agree with the way in which the crisis was handled? What could have been done differently to improve accountability and lessen the blame? In your post, use at least two outside sources that support your arguments.
5. Discuss the impact terrorism has had on the fields of homeland security, emergency management, and public safety. In what ways has this influenced the traditional roles of first responders and emergency personnel?
6. Read the article Threat-based response patterns for emergency services: Developing operational plans, policies, leadership, and procedures for a terrorist environment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Respond to the following:
Based on the article, discuss the ways in which homeland security, emergency management, and public safety organizations can develop appropriate response patterns for terrorism incidents.
Identify challenges to response planning and offer suggestions for meeting those challenges.