Jurisdictional Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)
Jurisdictional Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) White Paper Briefing
Search for a local governmental Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan online for a jurisdiction of your choice. Download the CEMP PDF and review the document for issues regarding risk and mitigation. In this process of uncovering their plan’s components, look for areas wherein the existing plan could use improvement.
For example, does the existing plan that you are reviewing mention Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack?
Does the existing plan mention solar flares or other solar events?
Does the plan that you are reviewing adequately address the most socially vulnerable populations in our society such as the homeless and very poor?
Those are just examples of where most CEMPs can be improved. There are many others.
Instructions to Students:
Write a two (2) page short essay white paper briefing providing constructive criticism of the plan that you selected to review.
Include any glaring deficiencies in the areas of risk and mitigation or ideas for improvement in either the area of risk or the area of mitigation.
Please make an effort to demonstrate thoughtfulness and creativity in your written assignment submissions that are unmistakably indicative of high-level critical thinking skills.
Your essay must meet the following requirements:
- Your essay should be 2 pages in length not counting the title and reference pages, which you must include.
- Use terms, evidence, and concepts from class readings.
- Cite at least three scholarly sources for this assignment. Scholarly resources include: peer-reviewed journal articles, books, the class textbook, or reports/documents from the government (.gov sites). A scholarly source does not include general sources from the internet (.com, .org, .edu, and .net sites are not scholarly). Scholarly resources should be current (no older than five years). If the class textbook is used as a source, then two other scholarly sources must be used.