Walmart Disaster Prevention

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Prior to the devastating September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, the level of preparedness of local and federal first response agencies including Fire Department of New York (FDNY), the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) was not well organized (Kean & Hamilton, 2004). According to the Kean and Hamilton (2004) on 9/11 commission report, the following explain their prior preparedness. First, the PAPD did not have a standard operating procedure concerning how different commands should communicate over radio in case of a terrorist attack. This meant confusion in communication over radio in during the terrorist attack. Second, the FDNY’s radios performed…show more content…
The giant retailer identified important functions before, during and after the occurrence of a disaster. The retailer provided emergency support to its store. Its disaster distribution centers are located in areas that are at high risk of having a disaster. These disaster distribution centers have in-house meteorologist whose work is to interpret weather data that is provided by the government agencies, such as the National Oceanic, National Weather Service and Atmospheric Administration. Thus, Wal-Mart has updated information that can inform their decision concerning upcoming disaster allowing it to prepare adequately for disasters. According to FEMA (2015) NIMS describes emergency preparedness as a multi-hazard prevention planning and states that prevention plans form the basis for a society’s long term approach to lessen disaster losses and end the cycle of disaster damage, repeated damage, and…show more content…
While an educational grant award helps undergraduate and graduate students with financial needs, the education area has not been well addressed by the current training initiatives. Other areas that are considered to be inadequately addressed by current training initiatives include security and nationalism. For the purpose of priority, these areas will be ranked in the order of higher importance to less importance. In this case, education is considered more important followed by nationalism and
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