Researcher’s Statement

This survey is part of a research project with the American Military University's Graduate Degree Capstone course.  I am asking for your assistance as either a local, State and/or Tribal emergency manager in the United States to complete this survey to provide needed data for this research project.  Before you decided to participate in this study, it is important that you understand why the research is being done and what it will involve.  Please take the time to read the following information carefully. 


Principal Investigator

Steve Detwiler

Phone: 407-902-4246


Purpose of the Study

The purpose of the research project is to determine the level of engagement local, Tribal and State emergency managers have with their community’s museums.  Museums are defined by the International Council of Museums as non-profit permanent institutions that are open to the public.  These institutions acquire, conserve, research, communicate and exhibit artifacts for the purposes of study, education and enjoyment.  Examples of museums can be natural or history museums, art museums, special collections, historical societies or archives. 


Survey Structure

This survey will ask the follow core questions:

·         Geographic location, population and emergency management program

·         Hazard Vulnerability and History

·         Types of museums in your community

·         Level and complexity of emergency management programs



Length of Survey

The survey should take about 6 minutes to complete.



This survey will not be collecting your name or other personal information.  The researcher will not release identifiable results of the survey in the research paper that will provide a summary of the survey results. 

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* 2. What is your jurisdiction's resident population?

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* 3. Are you a State, Tribal or local emergency manager?

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* 4. What is your job title?

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* 5. How large is your emergency management agency's staff (Full and Part-Time)?

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* 6. What is your agency's annual budget?

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* 7. What hazards is your jurisdiction vulnerable to?

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* 8. When was your jurisdiction's Emergency Operations Center(EOC) last activated?

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* 9. When did you last receive a Federal disaster declaration (Presidential, Small Business Administration, etc)

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* 10. What type of museums do you have in your jurisdiction?

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* 12. What types of organizations are part of your COAD or VOAD?

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* 14. What private sector partners are involved in this program?

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* 16. What areas does your whole community recovery program address?

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* 19. Is there anything else that you would like to share (funding, programs, recent disasters, etc) or any other specific concerns you may have?

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