http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=9122019 Good evening all, Article per ... Except for Dr Kilbene's statement, the others are just not focused. Is it critical to determine of hurricane-proofing a roof and an experienced injury for preparations for next disaster ? I believe first responders have specific missions and assignments. For example, a SCUBA SAR would not be working around the parking lot at the hotel on the top of the hill. Why a policy change need if electrocution was a feature of the last disaster ? Electrocutions could happen again coupled to a needed response to mass respiratory failure at the motel. A "all-hazards" approach is needed. I noted a bias; Are disabilities an automatic criteria to be a member of a vulnerable population ? The same question for the elderly... I'd argue that social and emotional support are basic needs. Recall our society's recent acceptance of emotional support animals. I'm a big proponent of this. Summary; Article about bureaucratic needs of those assembled not knowing the fundamentals and probably no field experience.