ASCE Member Feedback: Engineers’ Role In Emergency Management

Friday, May 22, 2009

 

It’s impossible to ignore the tragedy that comes with natural and manmade disasters. But when catastrophe strikes, it presents an opportunity for civil engineers to both bring awareness to the growing vulnerabilities of our nation’s infrastructure and to play a key role in disaster response and recovery efforts.

Please give us THREE minutes of your time to answer eight brief questions. Your feedback will help the American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Association of Emergency Managers determine the need for an emergency response and management credentialing/certification program.

Take the survey by clicking here or copying and pasting this link into your Web browser: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB22979TNPU8R

The emergency response and management field expands work opportunities for engineers, promotes new career paths, and brings increased visibility and respect to the engineering profession. Moreover a formalized credentialing process provides the baseline for compliance with federal “resource-typing” guidelines that allow for reimbursable contract deployment.

Who better to play a role in designing the emergency measures to save lives and protect property during disasters than the very people who created our threatened infrastructure: engineers. Your feedback will help redefine our profession and possibly save lives.