Private Sector, First Responders, and Volunteer Experience

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Private Sector, First Responders, and Volunteer Experience

 

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

  • How do you think the perception of first-responder jobs has changed since September 11, 2001? Explain.
    • What expectations do most people have regarding first-responder responsibilities?
  • How might applying for a position in the private sector differ from applying in a first-response agency?
  • How do you think volunteering can help to get a job in a homeland security or emergency management profession?
    • Have you volunteered for any emergency management or homeland security-related positions?
      • If yes, what were your experiences?
      • If no, what volunteer opportunities do you intend to pursue? Why?

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