Planning For An Emergency Operation Plan

1245 WordsJul 10, 20165 Pages
Planning is a way of preparing for an event that will happen in the future. Some plans are relatively straightforward, and others are complex and can take months to finalize. Plans are a means to achieve the desired result. Once the result is identified, you work backward to determine what steps will be necessary to achieve the result or goal. This process also applies to disaster preparedness planning. To better understand what the goals or end results should be for an emergency operation plan (EOP), it is necessary to study and analyze post incident reports from recent events. There will always be lessons to learn from every incident regardless of size or complexity. The military recognized this fact and established a means of sharing post information incident with what has become to be known as an After Action Review (AAR). This review addresses what, why, and how events occurred. Originally, AARs were an informal debrief that compares the intended outcome versus the actual result of an event. The primary focus of the AAR is for the participants to examine their actions and learn from what went right and wrong during an event, which will facilitate to better decision making in future events. Since their inception, AARs have advanced and are found in formal and informal settings. Many post disasters documentation include some form of an AAR to document the lessons learned from the incident. From these lessons learned, planners should review previous disaster events,
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