First off I am going to talk about the B.C Wildfires. The wildfires aren’t a good matter for B.C. In 2012 they made a deal with the government giving registration services for the people in the fires. The Province of B.C strongly encourages all evacuees to register with the Canadian Red Cross, even if aid is not required. Given the current wildfire situation. Red Cross is bringing in additional resources when and as needed to ensure pub
Continuing on the issue of communication and perception, in a published article, (AACN BOLD VOICES), 2012 Jan; 4(1): 17, “ Red Cross Removes Practice Barriers to Nurse’s Role During Disaster. A change in American Red Cross policy allows nurses the practice ﬂexibility they need to use all their skills and training when treating patients in disaster situations. They said within the chaos that can occur during a disaster, no amount of written material can address every health situation that may arise, Red Cross chief nurse Sharon Stanley says in the article. The nurse-led disaster health services community response model allows the Red Cross health team to provide the best in care while partnering with community health care systems on the ground to better address disaster client needs, she adds. Giving nurses ﬂexibility in such situations better enables them to work with people
Organizations over the past few decades have come to realize two things, there are a limited number of people in the government that are able to respond to natural disasters or large scale disaster effectively and that the government only has so many available resources to offer during a time of crisis. Another fact is, that private sector companies and non-profit entities, such as the Red Cross, have the ability to be more prepared due to their vast network of stores and distribution centers and their leisure, they indeed do have a unique responsibility
Fire in Fort McMuuray brought a new point of view in my life. Before I thought helping is limited only to help within community, however now my vision is completely changed. We should always think beyond our self, think about as a mankind as whole. Don’t limit yourself within a small circle, think beyond yourself where race, religion are not matter
I agree when responding to a disaster heading towards any community the first responder are the first people on the ground to be activated. The quicker the response the less damage and lost of life can be minimized. As you stated it is important to activate assistance from the local level, state level and government level, which will ensure adequate resource are available to respond to any situation that may arise.
Today the Red Cross work closely with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) alongside government agencies and communities to manage contingency plans, provide aid, and continually help those effected during and after the disaster.
The article states that there are several reasons to suepect that the story of the burning is just a myth and provides three reasons. In contrast, the professor states that claim in the reading is not convincing and refutes each of the author’s reasons.
As our book states, "Nurses have both a personal and a professional role in relation to disasters. Nurses' personal role is to develop a disaster plan for work, home, and family. Professionally nurses are uniquely positioned to provide valuable information for the development of plans for disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery for the facilities in which they are employed as well as the communities in which they live” (Nies, 2015). The community nurse as the book states has the means and the knowledge to be influential in helping plan disaster protocols with the many different governmental and community groups. The video, PBS Video: Nuclear Meltdown Disaster, really hits home. I live exactly 17.6 miles from the Perry Power
Community based groups such as the Red Cross responded to the bushfires through fundraising and relief programs. The Australian Red Cross led the largest relief and recovery programs with around 1,600 volunteers and staff responding immediately to the bushfire. They
Major emergencies, acts of terrorism and disasters have become more frequent in recent decades. These disasters affect more and more people, taxing local state and federal resources. Mass casualty incidents are commonly classified as disasters due to a large number of individuals affected by the event. Many lives are saved if the affected communities are prepared organized and have developed emergency response plans in place before the disaster. Also, survivors of mass casualty incidents often suffer from ill health and disabilities placing, even more strain on emergency responders. In these disaster situations, the local emergency responders are the first to arrive on the scene and began rescue efforts. As the incident escalates, more resources from local, private, state and federal levels respond to the scene. Due to a large number of people affected by the incident,
The article by Sylvia Baack and Danita Alfred attempted in earnest to determine the preparedness of nurses to manage disaster situations. The research was based on an online study on nurses by asking them to fill out questionnaires that would then determine how they felt about disaster situations and how best to handle them (Baack & Alfred, 2013). The use of the 620 nurses was prudent as it provided a significant sample space to handle the possibility of bias. The scope of the research was however limited to the Texas state of America. This meant that the responses given represented the general feeling among southern states as Texas is among the southern part of the country. Nevertheless, given that no information was sought about where these nurses were trained, it is arguable that their vocational training could have been distributed among all states in the nation or fairly among a majority of the states.
There are many roles an Emergency Managers will have to take in today’s emergency response and management field. The fact that emergency management covers such a vide field of concern means that the roles themselves will not be cookie cutter standardized throughout the world. In the United States there are Emergency Managers at the local, state, and federal level and each of these roles are similar. The fact that these Emergency Managers deal with separate issues that are not similar will cause these managers to have their own unique custom roles which will make them differ from one another. The purpose of this essay is to define and discuss the most important roles these managers fill.
A conversation about Disaster Preparedness led me to speak with Artie Salter. Mr. Salter is a Fireman/Emergency Medical Technician, who has been an active for the more than 17 years at the Charleston County Fire Department, as the Rank of a Lieutenant. His duty is to respond to emergency calls daily, however his task as a Fireman/EMT is to be prepared to respond to any type of emergency. As a result, some days he responds as a Fireman and on other days as an Emergency Medical Technician. With years of experience, knowledge and understanding of Disaster Planning, Artie has helped to open my eyes to the untold preparation a fireman must endure to protect the community in which we live. There are many days of training and drills that each fireman must attend and pass in order to be prepared for any and every
Emergency managers must disperse fitting emergency managing responsibilities and be responsible for facilities, equipment, and other means, appropriately ensuring assigned duties are conducted. The duties that are assigned to the different subject matter experts are not restricted to the emergency responders, but must involve the whole community. A serious constituent of these actions is the progress of irrepressible communities and a philosophy of preparation through putting into practice an organized advantage, focused on complete, all threats community readiness.