Introduction to Emergency Management

Assignment Objective: Demonstrate knowledge of the laws and regulations that govern emergency management and homeland security at the federal, state and local levels.

This assignment should take about 3 hours to complete.

The purpose of this assignment is to learn about the Robert T. Stafford Act as amended in 2013.

Write short answers (about 100 words) to the following questions. Use the correct APA Style in-text citation format that you learned in Assignment 1.

Briefly describe the process for making a Presidential Declaration of a major disaster or emergency.

What kinds of Individual Assistance might be available under the provisions of the Stafford Act?

What kinds of Public Assistance might be available under the provisions of the Stafford Act?


Read Title 4 Major Disaster Assistance programs, pages 25 to 47 of the Stafford Act.

Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2013) The Stafford Act: Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as Amended. Washington,    DC: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Retrieved from

This assignment addresses Learning Outcome 1. Students will be able to understand the principles, standards, practices, programs, laws and       public policies related to emergency management and homeland security.


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