NCDP Perspectives

Emergency management is having a #MeToo moment


This is not just an issue of fairness, victims and survivors...It is also a failure to capitalize on different perspectives that represent the community that emergency management serves.

August 8, 2019

The Biggest Test Trump Faces With Hurricane Harvey


This post was originally published on August 28, 2017 in Fortune. All presidents face disasters at some point in their tenure, and how they lead the nation through the response and recovery has a direct impact on the lives of those affected by the event. Hurricane Harvey is the first major natural disaster to test the Trump administration. And as Trump travels to Texas on Tuesday, the people of Texas, Louisiana, and the rest of the nation will be watching. The first requirement of presidential leadership in any disaster is to set the stage for success. This requires good relationships with state and local responders, fostered through competent leadership at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies. It also requires taking proactive steps to deploy resources in anticipation of need, preparing and signing disaster declarations to release key resources, and for the president to be engaged to support the

March 27, 2018