U.S. response system

Five (5) pages (figures and tables not included), double-spaced, Times Roman, 12-pt

You’ve spent a lot of time studying the response efforts to Hurricane Ike. You’ve also studied other major disasters (Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, and others). The U.S.

response system is influenced by a set of policies (think Stafford Act, mutual aid compacts, etc.) and organizational arrangements (think NIMS, ICS, etc.). Using what

you’ve learned, describe these policies and organizational arrangements and how they influenced response during Hurricane Ike in Texas. Did Texas perform better than

Louisiana during Katrina, how so? New York after 9/11, how so? How did those policies and organizational arrangements influence performance?

Be sure to use your case study research (see Wukich’s PowerPoint), Waugh & Tierney, and Rubin. Use others sources as you see fit.

PART II (15%)
One (1) page, double-spaced, Times Roman, 12-pt

You’re almost finished with this course. What have you learned that might be useful to apply to your current job or some future position that you hope to attain?

Here are the resources I have for you:
1.    Hurricane Ike Case Study findings:  http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/wukich-1792282-hurricane-ike-findings-29-2014-voice/  (I am also attaching the

info, w/o audio to the order)
2.    http://www.texasarson.com/waugh&tierney.pdf
3.    Several others are attached
4.    As far as PART II, I am currently a firefighter and hope to be a fire chief one day