Emergency Response Planning For Corporate And Municipal Managers

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Emergencies are inevitable. Whether they result from natural disasters, hazardous spills or accidents, or even purposeful acts of terrorism towns, cities, counties, states, and nations need to be prepared ahead of time with an effective course of action. The book, Emergency Response Planning for Corporate and Municipal Managers, written by Paul Erickson, challenges agencies and readers to assess the pieces that must be addressed to be effective in responding appropriately to emergencies. In this course, a few of the aspects of management that I learned about were the different types of emergencies, the necessary components of an emergency plan, how to set up a incident command center, and the need for and type of protective gear. Considering that I have been interning for the past two years at a large church that sees over 15,000 people attend each weekend, it is imperative to have a working knowledge of the things that can go wrong and an understanding of how the church can step in to assist the community in a disaster. Having an awareness of potential community threats is a must for the church to continue to be the light of the world and to be available to people in crisis. Chapter 1: Scope of Emergency Response --Introduction: Even before 9/11, the scope of who was in charge when there was an emergency was confusing. The confusion was multifaceted: who was in charge, who would pay for the costs, who would do the labor and who was ultimately responsible for

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