Proper planning is the only way to ensure that our profession moves forward and to create a more successful transition to our eventual retirement.
Today, we want to run first responder organizations like businesses. But how much accuracy in data-driven decisions and data collection is sufficient?
If emergency management agencies do not commit time and resources, as well as create an honest and objective feedback system for training and exercises, we will never be fully competent.
Retirement used to begin at an age when your first responder body was beat up, but you still had time to enjoy your retirement. Things are different now.
I would propose that you require a certain number of business cards from other conference attendees that you did not know prior to attending. More strategically, you need cards from your rank and higher and the follow-up strategy for that contact.
HHS is requiring that Medicare hospitals have emergency management plans to effectively coordinate with state, local, federal and tribal levels of government. The policy could potentially have problems, but, ultimately, the policy will need to run its course for policy analysts to determine if the policy is sound.