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    Experience with emergency management planning

    I am about to graduate in May with my Masters of Urban and Regional Planning and am looking for a job. One of the interviews that I have lined up is with the Emergency Management Division of our State Police Department. I am wondering if anyone out there has any extensive experience with emergency management planning and if so, are there any books on the subject you could recommend, any websites or journal articles in particular you would suggest reading? I want to hone my knowledge of emergency management planning before the interview and any help you could offer would be most appreciated. Thank you.

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    Our office does a lot of EM planning, but I have only dealt with it minimally. I do know that you will want to look in to NIMS (here is the link) http://www.nimsonline.com/. If I remember correctly, if there is any personnel that deals with emergency preparedness, you have to have this training, esp. for Federal funding.

    I know that you are a very different part of the country, but our state has some pretty good disaster response stuff online. In addition to the following link, there is a link on the site that will take you to the county websites.http://www.floridadisaster.org/ You will probably be dealing with blizzard response and other natural disasters that we really do not get. We have our local mitigation strategies. (LMS)

    Depending on where you are located, you may have to develop buffer plans for certain types of "vulnerable" development.

    Anyway, that is all of the stuff I can think of at the moment. Good luck on the interview and finishing up school.

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