Emergency Management Plan: Phase Three

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Section 3: Responsiveness The second phase of a traditional emergency management plan, and the third phase in the Los Angeles Unified School District is represented by the response phase. At this level, the emergency management team is already faced with the crisis situation, in the meaning that the risk has materialized, and they are forced to manage the ongoing crisis in an effort to minimize the losses of the emergency situation. Throughout the response phase, the actions of the emergency management team are completed in a specific order, given the moment of the crisis. In this order of ideas, the first effort is that of managing the pre-impact of the crisis, followed by activities at the level of the immediate impact and completed with activities pegged to sustained management of the crisis. These three sub-phases are described below: -At the level of pre-impact, emphasis falls on recognizing the imminence of a crisis/ disaster and the mobilization of the resources in the direction of managing the crisis. At this stage, the emergency management team could begin the evacuation of the affected area and could start the warning systems. -At the level of the immediate impact activities, Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) and Command Posts could be activated. The focus of the emergency management team would fall on saving lives and protecting the property of the district. Additionally, they would engage in any type of activities that protected the district and

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