MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
Chief W. Nim Kidd is a strong supporter of professional development and continuing education. In this message, he discusses one of the best investments emergency management professionals can make to enhance their careers.
PLANNING TO PROTECT OUR INFRASTRUCTURE: THE ABCs OF CIKR
(CIKR) Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources is also known as Infrastructure Protection – an emergency management preparedness program based on the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). CIKR training, definitions, documentation and where to look for more information are discussed in this article.
PLANNING FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY: FUNCTIONAL NEEDS SUPPORT SERVICES
As demographics change, emergency managers have a legal, as well as an ethical, obligation to put plans in place to meet the needs of all members of their communities, including the most vulnerable. New, nationwide guidance from FEMA affects planning for all “general population” shelters, ensuring that the whole community is taken into account.
WALT KELLEY: A TEXAS TRAILBLAZER
Few can say they have built their own emergency management program from the ground up. Walt Kelley, Emergency Administration Manager (EAM) for the City of Amarillo, is by many accounts one of those few.