"Having the speaker differentiate the differences between Bush Administration Frameworks and Capabilities to the new capabilities / frameworks was the single most important aspect."
"Doc Lumpkins gave a nice introductory presentation of PPD8. I'd like to see a discussion of how the various frameworks might be linked with a specific example."
"It helps to hear the terminology in context of the whole picture."
Town of West Tisbury
"Enhancements to the current status of disaster management to be inclusive of all populations and provides integration of organizations for common goals are critical. Specific metrics and incentives need to be delineated and monitored in order to be successful."
"Very good. I would like a copy of the powerpont and or recording if possible."
"Although I understand the concept, it seems like just more levels of planning which will result in greater effort by local asset when they are already stretched. We haven't even gotten alot of the previous plans implement in the trenches. What we need to do is simplify the process. There are parts of our response teams (nuclear power) that don't even use ICS and NIMS. FEMA grades us on a system that is 30 to 40 years old. We have along way to go."
John H. Mitchell
Bridgewater Emergency Management Agency
"I have had the opportunity to hear as well as talk directly with Doc on this topic and note with great pleasure that he is consistent, straight-foward, and honest. It is refreshing to see this direction for the federal government and to identify this as the "Nation's Preparedness" thus focused on the essential relationships of all levels of government; local, state and federal. Doc is perfect to lead, direct and provide guidance for this initative. His experience of actually working at the local, state and federal level is his strength.
Excellent presentation. (His Mom would be very proud!!)"
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
"It would be helpful to understand how each componet replaces existing guidance such as the TCL. Has this been replaced with the Core Capabilities? Has teh 15 National Planning Componets been replaced? Does Emergency Manangement now have five mission areas instead of four? Thank you."
"The concepts of the National Preparedness System were well presented at a high level. The speaker, Doc Lumpkins, did a fine job anticpating the interests and backgrounds of the audience. He presented a reassuring, even inspiring, shift of the federal perspective, including genuine calls for participation and review."
Richard (DJ) Waddell
JHU Applied Physics Lab
"Mr. Lumpkins was an excellent presenter! Very clear, knowledgeable, and his powerpoint was well organized! I plan to share this information with my leadership team."
King County Emergency Management
"Excellent update of the progress on this project. I am not only involved in American Red Cross Disaster Relief, but also am an IMT member for our Regional Task Force, serve on PA's Volunteer & Donations Management Team, as president of Central PA VOAD and on the Executive Committee of PA VOAD. These changes will impact many of these organizations and how they go about fulfilling their missions. Regular, timely updates on the changes is fully appreciated."
Romayne B. Naylor
American Red Cross
"Seems like there's beginning to be too many 'Frameworks,' 'Plans,' 'Systems' coming out of Federal Gov't now. Need to have these flow charted to visualize how they tie together or get a better handle on what, if anything, has gone away or been replaced."
Orange County (FL) Emergency Management
"Interesting forum. Thank you for inviting us and allowing us the opportunity to give feedback."
"Good overview information but there is still a lot of work to be done which means things could change at any point. Such a lengthy, complicated process makes it difficult for emergency managers to work day-to-day with confidence."
"Thank you, DOC. The 31 capability slide was most helpful."
"Thank you for bringing this information. Doc Lumpkins provided a very concise yet very thorough briefing on where we stand now, where we are headed, and confirmed that this is an 'evolution not a revolution.' Very, very helpful."
The Louis Berger Group
"Thank you for another excellent forum. Suggest that you reschedule Doc Lumpkins in a month or two for updates regarding PPD8 implementation."
FEMA Region I
"It would be great to have an update in a few months."
"It was a good overview of the direction in which the federal government is shifting toward in emergency management."
Illinois Emergency Management Agency
"Great overview of the evolution of the NPS components. Thank you!"
University of Virginia EM
"Great explaination of PPD-8 and the timeline for completion."
Lt. Ken Chavez
Denver Police Department & Denver Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security
"Much of this information was applicable at a higher level than I normally deal with but it did give an idea of how some of our programs originate and what they are intended to accomplish."
"Helps me prepare for/address changes in local planning efforts."
Okla State Dept of Health
"I'd like more help for geared specifically toward each federal agency with information on how they can implement the PPD8 directive for their consituents."
"Thanks this was my first webinar and I found it very informative and I look forward to future events."
Town of Aquinnah, MA.
"No new information provided. All information presented is available on FEMA's website."
"Glad to see the EMForum continuing to bring major players to the table to address us directly. Thank you for offering these sessions."
"Doc provided extremely infomative info and use approaches for the way ahead."
"Excellent and informative."
Dr. Jacqueline McBride
"Doc is always a great presenter. Thank him please for his efforts."
Arizona Division of EM
"We are seeing the program shifts in public health at the state and local level, so this overview was helpful."
Az Division of Emergency Managment
"Introductory in nature."
"Thank you for providing this excellent opportunity!"
"The presentation helped me understand the maturation of the Framework process, it's strategic nature and focus and the way forward. The briefing was helpful."
Quentin M. Frazier
City of Los Angeles - Emergency Management Dept.
"I will be looking for updates. Thank you."