History of Emergency Management
History of Emergency Management This assignment should take about 3 hours to complete. The purpose of this assignment is to learn about the history of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and how its role has changed over time. Write short answers (a few sentences) for each of these questions: 1a. Why was the Federal Emergency Management Agency created? 1b. What were some of the problems in making FEMA a competent agency? How were these problems addressed under James Lee Witt? 1c. How did the role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency change after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security? 1d. What changes were made to improve FEMA after Hurricane Katrina? Readings: Haddow, G.D., Bullock, J. A., & Coppola, D. P. (2011).Introduction to emergency management (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Elsevier. Read Chapter 1: The historical context of emergency management Federal Emergency Management Agency (2010). The Federal Emergency Management Agency Publication 1. Washington, DC: Department of Homeland Security. Available at HERE Read Chapter 1: The history of FEMA.