by: Rod Gould, ICMA-CM
Steps to Take Now
Responding to an emergency in the community is the one local government service a manager hopes never to provide. Yet, chances are the service will be needed, perhaps multiple times, during a manager’s career. Earthquakes, floods, mass shootings, toxic spills, tornados, wildfires, and even terrorist incidents are not out of the question. The time spent preparing and practicing will pay off many times over when an emergency does occur. It is local government’s greatest opportunity to shine or fail.
To learn more about what steps to follow to become ready for such an event, click here.