Food Festival's Disaster Preparedness Emergency Preparedness Plan

1671 WordsFeb 21, 20167 Pages
The Charlotte Food Festival is prepared to organize a food-based event that affords the attendees a great experience in a safe and efficient manner. "An emergency action plan is a formal written plan, developed by the sponsor, that identifies potential emergency conditions at the event site and prescribes the procedures to be followed to minimize or prevent loss of life and property" (Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, n.d, pg.3). Therefore, the committee will develop an emergency action plan to address the potential risks associated with this specific event. The following sections of the Charlotte Food Festival’s disaster preparedness/emergency response plan will detail the various techniques and strategies to address the risks associated with food safety and illness prevention, alcohol, crowd control, weather, fire, violent threats, and various emergencies. The emergency preparedness plan will be assembled for a food festival, taking place at Freedom Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Freedom Park is a ninety-eight acre park with baseball and softball fields, along with natural walking trails and beautiful lush gardens that are maintained by the local gardening club (Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation, 2016). The food festival will take place around the Bandshell Amphitheater, Freedom Shelter #5, and Freedom Shelter #6. The choice of Freedom Park as the venue was chosen because there is ample room for foot traffic, vendor set-up, parking, and it is easier to
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