Increasing the Visibility of Emergency Management
Lorraine Schneider, CEM
Founder & Executive Director
Emergency Management Growth Initiative
Most of us were introduced to Emergency Management by chance, circumstance, or accident. Once you are in the field, you understand its vastness and complexities, but most outsiders have no understanding for the amount of diligence that goes on behind-the-scenes. To do justice for our profession, we need to build awareness for our role with a purpose. Increasing the visibility of Emergency Management is filtered through our decisions every day, whether you are an ad hoc Emergency Manager or a leader in the profession. Expanding awareness and recognition beyond the traditional EM sphere can be crucial for job effectiveness and job resiliency.