Accession Number : ADA309791

Title :   A Study on Regional Emergency Management: A Comparative Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Rivera, Renaldo

PDF Url : ADA309791

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : There are two separate emergency systems that are used in the Caribbean to address disaster relief. They are: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). FEMA is the United States' response to disaster relief operations and CARICOM is the Caribbean island nations organization to assist each other in time of need. This paper provides a comparative analysis of both systems and outlines the differences and similarities as the two organizations conduct relief operations before, during and after a disaster strikes. This paper will introduce the reader to CARICOM, a system not well known to most. Its results are the same, if not equal, as FEMA in disaster relief. After a brief historical review it will outline the Army's participation in disaster relief and address the idea of a shift in Army involvement in these operations. The conclusion is that the Army is best suited of all services for these types of operations and should prepare for more such missions in the future, using resources available in the Caribbean Basin.

Descriptors :   *DISASTERS, *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *ORGANIZATIONS, *EMERGENCIES, *COMPARISON, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES, COMMUNITIES, RESPONSE, HISTORY, STORMS, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), ISLANDS, VOLCANOES, WEST INDIES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE