Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
- How important do you feel the mitigation phase is in emergency management? Explain.
- What do you think are the most important operations to conduct within the mitigation phase? Explain.
- What is the role of the emergency management community in the predisaster phase? Explain.
- Should emergency managers be working with planning boards and community planners? Why or why not?
- If emergency managers were going to work on the planning boards, how should they do so? What are the best practices?