Within the DB area, write 3–5 paragraphs that respond to the following questions:
- How important do you feel the mitigation phase is in emergency management? Explain.
- What do you think are the most important operations to conduct within the mitigation phase? Explain.
- What is the role of the emergency management community in the pre-disaster phase? Explain.
- Should emergency managers be working with planning boards and community planners? Why or why not?
- If emergency managers were going to work on the planning boards, how should they do so? What are the best practices?