Regional Disaster Readiness & Preparedness Initiative


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Recognizing Tennessee’s current vulnerability to the impacts of severe hazard events,
including but not limited to natural and manmade disasters and crises, the students enrolled
in POLS 440, under the tutelage of their teacher, will undertake a thorough, forwardthinking approach to the hazard mitigation planning process by reviewing various disaster
preparedness policies and procedures, scenarios and simulations, with the ultimate goal
of recommending improvements to same. Students will develop resources to improve
emergency preparedness and disaster readiness at the local and regional level.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Smart Communities Initiative Contact Info

University Faculty Contact
Joe Jarret
Political Science

Local Government / Community Contact
Michael Frixen

Regional Planner

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