An Ideal Municipal Emergency Management Program: An Assessment of the City of San Marcos
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Purpose: The purpose of this research is to assess the City of San Marcos' current emergency management program using a developed ideal model. Methods: The data used in this case study are a combination of document analysis of City of San Marcos ordinances, plans, and policies and a structured interview with the City of San Marcos Emergency Management Coordinator. This research reviewed documentation and presented an interview to determine whether elements of the ideal emergency management program exist within the City of San Marcos. Results: The results show that the City of San Marcos contains all the components of an ideal emergency management program. Conclusion: The City of San Marcos, in the development of its emergency management program, has adequately developed pre-emptive activities, relationships, and general capability to respond adequately to an emergency event within its city limits.