An Examination of Emergency Management Planning, Procedures, and Analysis of the 9/11 Scenario

1408 Words6 Pages
Emergency Management Planning: What Does It Consist Of? Objective The objective of this study is to examine what emergency management planning consists of and what went wrong in regards to pre-9/11 emergency management on the local, state, and federal levels. This work will then compare and contrast today's emergency management planning to that before the incident of September 11, 2011. I. Four Phases of Emergency Response Plan There are reported to be four phases of an emergency response plan including the phases of: (1) Preparedness; (2) Mitigation; (3) Response; and (4) Recovery. (ALN Magazine, 2012, p.1) The preparedness and planning stages involves preparations that are needed to deal with an emergency or disaster including written plans and procedures to make sure that there is sufficient maintenance of critical operations. Preparedness is reported to be inclusive of: (1) identification of essential supplies and actions; (2) critical positions; (3) specific roles and responsibilities; (4) orders of succession; and (5) delegation of specific authorities and communication. (ALN Magazine, 2012, p.1) Preparedness involves designation of one or more locations that are secure for staff during an emergency event. It is necessary to identify communication methods and test the communication between locations. It is necessary to review mutual aid and vendor contracts and important that all section of the plan are exercised in advance of the actual emergency. ( ,

More about An Examination of Emergency Management Planning, Procedures, and Analysis of the 9/11 Scenario

Open Document