Tough economic times, tough decisions in EM

In the EM class I’m taking, we’ve talked about agenda building and policy in relation to emergency management.  A natural but unfortunate part of the process is that as the public’s focus turns elsewhere, programs begin to decline.  In emergency management, lack of a particular type of incident tends to undermine focus.  In difficult economic times, that decay manifests even quicker.  Cases in point:

All these points have me thinking about the problem from a different angle, and I hope to discuss it further here in the near future.

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