Prevention Of A Disaster Emergency

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Whether the occurrence of a disaster emergency is triggered by a natural or man-made event (either by intentional, or accidental means), critical steps should be taken to evaluate and reduce the risks of public endangerment. The desire is to prevent epidemics and the spread of disease, protect against environmental hazards, prevent injuries, promote and encourage informed risk/ beneficial decision making, respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery, and assure the quality and accessibility of health services for the community. Being prepared to respond to disaster emergencies along with efforts mitigate the effects of disasters, and hasten recovery from a crisis is critical for protecting and securing the safety of our…show more content…
The six core principles of Crisis Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) and their inherent strengths are part of the strong relationship to successful emergency response and are key factors in forming a proper response. During the pre-crisis phase of a disaster, it is important to anticipate potential threats and undertake proper provisions, including, planning so that responders are as prepared as possible of likely threats, developing consensus recommendations, fostering alliances with all emergency medical responders, fire and police departments, volunteers, nongovernmental response organizations such as the American Red Cross, in conjunction with creating and testing communication system messages (Galdo, & Reynolds, 2004). In the initial phase of a disaster or emergency, there are certain things that the public wants and has the right to know, like what exactly is happening, where it’s happening, and what action is being taken to resolve the crisis. In this phase public officials should form prompt response communications to answer questions and quickly update the community with status warnings, and
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