Keywords: emergency management, practitioners, community programmes, administrative issues, challenges, emergency managers
Translating emergency management concepts into reality: where the rubber meets the road
In this article the author, an experienced emergency management practitioner, presents the difference between the perception of the researcher and that of the practitioner in ten stumbling blocks that most emergency managers in the field will agree they have encountered at least once if not regularly. This point of view tries to demonstrate some of the reasons why existing research is not necessarily applied widely. At the same time the author attempts to present some solutions gained through his own experience in local communities.