Disaster response and recovery is must be a combined effort to be more successful. The research focuses on the medical response to disaster. The research delves in the police response to each crisis. …
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The research focuses on the fire department’s role in disaster alleviation, the combined efforts of the community, government, private sector, and other concerned parties will reduce disaster damages on property and persons. In terms of the role of the federal, state, and local agencies in implementing the main parts of the United States National Response Plan during a disaster response is grounded on preparedness, response, and recovery. Under the communications aspect, the government agencies keep the public informed of the latest updates when during an approaching crisis, during the actual occurrence of the crisis, and after the crisis had declined. For example, the government units inform the public of any possible terrorist attack on any American citizen, organization, or community. Specifically, the National Academies continually prepares, with the assistance of the other government agencies, data of different terrorist attack information needed to reduce or prevent future terrorist attacks on persons and properties. The fact sheets include attacks in terms of chemical warfare, biological warfare, radiological warfare, nuclear warfare or IED attacks.
In addition, the communications unit leader training course enhances the local government units’ use of ratio communications equipment to transmit much –needed crisis data in order to give more time for the affected communities to evacuate dangerous areas or communities. In addition, the government units, including the Office of Emergency Communications, engages on emergency communications partnerships. Further, the government’s priority telecommunications or national telecommunications system implements national security and emergency preparedness uses first priority in terms of access to telecommunications services that may spell the difference between life and death among the communities under the scourge of unexpected crisis. Further, the SAFECOM enhances the safety of the community by offering, development, testing, evaluation, guidance, tools and templates to improve the communities’ response to unexpected communities (ref: http://www.fema.gov/news/disasters.fema). The main components of the national response plan, including the roles of federal agencies, are segregated according to functions. The first component is the operations section. The second component is the planning section. The third component is the Logistics Section. The fourth component is the Finance /Administration Section. Further, the United States federal government focuses on offering emergency management programs in compliance with the United States Congressional Act of 1803. President Jimmy Carter implemented the Federal Emergency Management Agencies. Under the Jimmy Carter plan, the Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA had been effectively set into smooth motion or travel to reduce the casualties of terrorist attacks, hurricanes, fires, and the like. Here, the local and international governments. The Stafford law focuses on a system federal aid, during times of crises. In addition, the government gathers help from all major organizations in a unified stand to fight the trimmings of poverty among the students. The National Contingency Plan offers vital help with the aid of the United States environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agencies. In 2003, the Department of Homeland Security took all the responsibilities and powers of the FEMA as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The national response plan includes focus on the assigning the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as well as the FEMA was used by each federal government to ensure that all radioactive waste products are kept in airtight
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Disaster management, however, can fail if the responsible organizations fail to bring in required changes. There are mainly two well-known models of organizational changes. They are Bureaucratic/Hierarchical model and Network model of organizational change.
Both natural and man-made disasters can be mitigated if all the proper measures are in place such as adequate preparations which help the people recover from disasters much more quickly by minimizing damages and losses. There are risk-reduction measures which can be put in place even before a disaster strikes but all the preparations usually requires financial resources to a great extent.
Timely and effective disaster response is fundamental to ensure that disaster struck population and areas receive aid and resources so as to assist them to return to “normality”. Medical aid is the central form of assistance that first responders to disasters provide, as inhabitants recuperating from the after effects of the disaster have high vulnerability to health related risks.
Primarily, an emergency management agency (EMA) should be formed, and this agency should develop a plan to specify the roles and responsibilities of respondent agencies during disaster situations. Generally, each agency, aside from the role specific to them, should have a means to gather intelligence and to provide information to its personnel, the public and to the emergency management agency (Bloomberg, Cassano and Kilduff, 2011).
mitigation or prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. The Tenerife airport disaster which snuffed the lives of 583 people with a mere 61 survivors, making it the world's worst civil aviation disaster is the best example to study whether there was an efficient and effective emergency response management program and whether this contributed to the worsening of the tragedy.
The Aberfan disaster was one of the most tragic accidents in English history, both in terms of the sheer numbers of people killed and also the demographics of those victims: mainly young children at a primary school. Those killed at Aberfan have become a symbol for both the apparent randomness of accidents and also the need to carefully administer/regulate industries and also to manage disasters after they have occurred in as rational and logical a manner as possible.
As the Disaster Coordinator of the City I realize that I have to reach for connected and required agencies immediately reverting to National Response Plan, presuming it was a terrorist attack.
Having no opportunity to verify my assumption, I have to plunge into immediate emergency action.
Physical controls must be embedded to ensure that facilities do not get violated and data centers are secured. This would allow the data centers to be securely equipped. The ISACA makes it very clear for