Issues In “Wither the Emergency Manager,” Niel R. Britton comments on Drabek's “Human Responses to disaster: An Inventory of Sociological Findings.” Britton describes six positive and negative issues in emergency management as it is today. In this paper, we will discuss the implications on emergency management as a field and on the individual manager.
The efforts of response and recovery have proven to be key in helping those affected by emergencies. This paper will examine some of the roles and responsibilities that are taken to first time responders and mangers. It is important for emergency management to make sure that the team around them
Emergency management faces many challenges in today’s modern society. In the years prior to 9/11 emergency management was primarily focused on natural disasters. That has since changed; we now face a diverse variety of risks and hazards on a constant basis. As we continue to grow in population current and newer have compounded into more problems that emergency planner must face and find solutions for.
One of the major tasks of emergency management is successfully communicating with the public during the course of a disaster. Social media has taken the world by storm and used in almost every facet of a person’s daily life. As technology advances, so does the potential for social media within emergency management. One of the values of social media is that it not only allows emergency managers to transmit messages to the public, but it also permits interaction with the public that can keep managers better informed and use the public as an asset in emergency response. However, social media often remains a capability separate from operations, leveraged mostly by community and volunteer groups and within the public information or communications functions of emergency response organizations. Not until social media is incorporated within operations, as a communications and as an information source, will its full capabilities be recognized (Social Media in Disasters, 2014).
Tampa Bay, Florida is ranked in the top 20s of one of the highest populated, metro population destinations in the United States (Tampa Bay Business Journal Staff Member, 2011). In fact, in the year 2011, there were more than 2,823,938 documented residents residing in the Tampa Bay area as well as 87.3 million tourists visiting Tampa Bay and its surrounding areas in the same year (Tampa Bay Business Journal Staff Member, 2011, & State of Florida.com, n.d.). As a result, the city of Tamp Bay, Florida puts great stress on its Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, or better known as CEMP. To better elaborate, the city of Tampa Bay incorporates approximately 170 square miles, with land‐surface elevations ranging from sea‐level along the coast to approximately 55 feet above sea level (City of Tampa | Office of Emergency Management, n.d.). Therefore, the city of Tampa Bay, Florida developed its CEMP to help prevent or lower
Introduction Hurricane Katrina happened 4 years after the attacks of 9/11, 3 years after the succeeding production of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and one year after the DHS had actually produced a National Response Plan. However regardless of the heightened focus on homeland safety, the feedback to Katrina was
In this module, I have learned thus far that it takes multiple units from Emergency Management divisions and also public service divisions to fully handle a disaster. In this writing assignment, I will be discussing about Journalism and how it is can effect the outcome of a major event, such as a disaster. Journalism in today's society is crucial for the public and also for the teams that are activated to handle such terrible events or disasters. It has come a long way today with the invention of I-phone's, internet, social media and also news media. Without media coverage and new advanced technology about hurricanes, disasters, or event events that may harm our nation would be indescribable to innocent people in our nation. Take September 11th 2001 for an example. The media coverage
When I started the research for this assignment, I was initially dismayed by the paucity of literature that directly related to major incident planning. The more that I began to evaluate the needs associated with major incident response, both from a law enforcement perspective and from my practical experience,
In any conceivable emergency disaster situation there are portions of the population which are more vulnerable to the effects of the situation. These socially vulnerable populations include elderly, disabled, and the lower socioeconomic class living in impoverished neighborhoods, which will be the focus of this paper. The lower and impoverished population are vulnerable in the majority of emergency situations, and with the founding of the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, there has been a vast multitude of devastating disasters which have been witnessed and catalogued; with concentration on hydrologic incidents, of which the most notorious being the tropical hurricane.
Training and Awareness Lack of training and practice will induce the emergency response plans fail. It is not the suitable to rectify the emergency response procedure (ERP) flaws during an incident. In order to minimize the adverse effects of emergencies, training should be provided. This section is to be used for identifying the types of exercises and training for the employees. It is essential to provide training for the staffs of sewage utilities. This system specify the frequency of each training to be conducted, and who should receive the emergency response training. Moreover the system also identify the required training resources. The purpose of training is to:
Introduction To reduce catastrophic events from occurring there must be established structured departments with individuals to attempt to manage natural and technological hazards and their impacts on life and property. Emergency management is the discipline and profession of applying science, technology, planning, and management to deal with extreme events that can injure or kill large numbers of people, damage to property, and disrupt community life (J. Wilson, A. Oyola-Yemaiel. 2001). I am curious and want to know more in detail about the current and future challenges emergency managers face and the importance of the profession. What does the future hold for emergency management? Is the profession and its implemented tactics needed, if so what are the barriers emergency managers face on a day to day basis? To answer my question, I will need to consider multiple related subtopics on emergency management.
The disaster history of the State shows that it is prone to earthquakes, wildfires, landslides, extreme heat, terrorist acts, etc. Regarding its vulnerability to a range of risks, the UCLA Office of Emergency Management developed the Volunteer and Donations Management Plan to handle the volunteer activities and influx of donations in disasters. The plan may be applicable to all types of disasters, including natural events, technological incidents and terrorist incidents. It is designed for use by the UCLA Volunteer and Donations Management Unit during the response and recovery phases. It also applies to the UCLA’s entire campus and community. It may be activated when a disaster strikes and will be demobilized when the recovery phase finishes.
The primary goal of any emergency plan is of course to protect lives, property, and the environment. However, creating an effective plan is more involved than merely defining the threat which any given community may face. No, an effective plan necessary to deal with any potential disaster, be it man made or natural, must be carefully thought out. To accomplish this, it is necessary to look at planning as having ten critical principles, only by following these ten principles can an effective plan be formulated to deal with any potential disaster.
Emergency Management Name of the Student Institution Affiliation Introduction Terror attacks have become a norm in the modern society, and the occurrence of these attacks has escalated in the past few years. Back in September 2001, the United States of America oversaw the darkest period in their history. A total of 19 militants affiliated with the terrorist group Al-Qaeda, hijacked four commercial passenger planes and flew 2 of them into the World Trade Centre, 1 hit the Pentagon, while the other one crash landed in Pennsylvania. In the wake of these attacks, a trail of death, destruction, and emotional instability was left behind. What followed was the realization of the importance of emergency management and emergency preparedness in the United States.
INTRODUCTION In less than two decades, social media has revolutionized modern communication and information sharing. What began as a simple form of social networking has turned into innumerable platforms for people around the globe to share ideas, create and share businesses, promote brands, read news from various sources, as well as