Introduction: A Short History of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Law. William C. Nicholson, Esq. Department of Criminal Justice North Carolina Central University. Opening Question. Why does the history of emergency management law matter?. Roots of Emergency Management.
William C. Nicholson, Esq.
Department of Criminal Justice
North Carolina Central University
Why does the history of emergency management law matter?
(b) Mission. (1) The primary mission of the Department is to--
(A) prevent terrorist attacks within the United States;
(B) reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism; and
(C) minimize the damage, and assist in the recovery, from terrorist attacks that do occur within the United States.
(a) IN GENERAL.—FEMA functions include:
(1) Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act
(2) Carrying out its mission to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards by leading and supporting the Nation in a comprehensive, risk-based emergency management program—