The Military and the National Response Framework Whenever disaster occurs, the federal government is tasked to response to such a disaster. In order to make the response more efficient, all levels of government and other bodies are guided by the National Response Framework (NRF). As a
Local media outlets will work to broadcast disaster-related information to the public. d. The severity of disaster may damage telephone, radio, and television communication. Should this occur, the use of the public-address system, door-to-door notifications and other means of communication will be initiated. Communications with Vulnerable Populations: a. In the event of an emergency or disaster, one of the biggest challenges will be to communicate effectively with the vulnerable population of the community.
From an individual point of view, homeland security is the combination of personnel, policies, laws, equipment and technologies used to make a nation safe for living. The main responsibilities of homeland security include enforcement of basic internal safety laws, managing disasters, identifying offenders, gathering intelligence of security threats and assisting courts in prosecution by carrying out complete investigations. Overview of Critical
The Homeland Security Act assigned responsibility to DHS for managing crucial parts of first responders. The two organizations in DHS that is the lead are The Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate and the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness. The key task for these organizations in DHS is to build a comprehensive national incident management system that defines the roles and responsibilities of federal, state, and local governments and how they handle numerous first responder disciplines during an actual emergency occurrence . DHS has the lead and will continue to grow how they develop all-hazard first responder training. Creating additional funding in DHS for first responders to respond to terrorist attacks will be something that should
These include; staffing numbers types and distribution, health workforce and health worker performance. An analysis of this situation is important in order to put in place solutions that are specific to the local context. Other factors like finance, policy, available infrastructure, prevalent disease conditions and security need to be considered. SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS A. EXTEND EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAMS INTO THE POST-CONFLICT PERIOD In this strategy, organizations that provided relief during the conflict period help to ameliorate the shortage in healthcare personnel.
How the state describes the lead and support Emergency Support Functions (ESFs). Lastly it explains some major response challenges and whether to evacuate or shelter those affected in place. Keywords: emergency manager, emergency support functions Casey Jones and the Chlorine Train.
Disaster Recovery Planning and Business Continuity Planning A disaster recovery plan (DRP) - sometimes referred to as a business continuity plan (BCP) or business process contingency plan (BPCP) - describes how an organization is to deal with potential disasters. Just as a disaster is an event that makes the continuation of normal functions impossible, a disaster recovery plan consists of the precautions taken so that the effects of a disaster will be minimized and the organization will be able to either maintain or quickly resume mission-critical functions. Typically, disaster recovery planning involves an analysis of business processes and continuity needs; it may also include a significant focus on disaster prevention. Business conduct that occurred today, the word "disaster" to refer to what's going on without preparations and make the business progress to irreversible damage control. For example, damage caused by the basic device that is associated with IT,
Employee safety should always be the priority and after that comes securing the facility. In the event that disaster strikes, there should be in place experts trained in recovery, prepared for the situation. Emergency plans should follow to help in alleviating the situation by limiting the number of casualties and then when human life has been secured, other functionalities of the system can be secured through recovery
The psychological support should have a mission to help the needy during emergency situations for example the agency should react immediately if earthquake occurs. The psychological support agency should collaborate with government agencies, criminal justice departments, municipalities and local community for providing services. For example Inter Agency Standing Committee Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Emergency Settings (IASC, 2007) were developed through an comprehensive process, with input from UN agencies, NGOs and Universities. Another agency International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) provides humanitarian help not only with traditional relief aid such as shelter, food distribution and basic wellbeing care, but also with psychosocial support. Psychosocial support is a vital part of the IFRC’s emergency response.
To protect lives, honours and properties of the public is the prime objective of the government. To respond against any emergency and/or disaster to save the lives of public is very crucial due to shortage of time and allocation of optimal resources depending upon the nature of the disaster. In the whole scenario of emergency right information regarding the type of emergency, its location, availability of resources to the closest vicinity of the crises and their optimal deployment and strong communications among the stakeholders is crucial to control / restrict / manage the panic events of a crisis. Application of IT can play paramount role in emergency response system. The following capabilities of an emergency response system plays key
Understanding Homeland Security for the State of Colorado Introduction There are many aspects to homeland security which include International, Federal, Local, and tribunal entities working together to address the various hazards and threats we face in today 's world. Each geographic location has its own concerns and priorities within the homeland security realm. The State of Colorado can achieve the process of mitigation, prevention, and preparedness using the various tools available and ensure a safer community. Understanding the overarching homeland security structure and concept and how it applies to the State of Colorado help establish continuity with the many supporting organizations available to address the state 's concerns.
INTRODUCTION In order to ensure the Pinal County Sheriff is able to maintain a high operational tempo during emergency events through a safe and measured response it is imperative that intensive and realistic training take place. Pinal County encompasses 5,374 square miles with a population of 401,918 consisting of both urban and highly rural areas that present unique deployment problems. By following the FEMA Preparedness Cycle modality of plan, organize/equip, train, exercise, evaluate/improve the Pinal County Sheriff can create and test expectations through rigorous and objective training. PURPOSE Through the use of a full-scale emergency management exercise we can measure the capabilities of the Pinal County Sheriff to address and react
Emergency Management is a complex system that is used to protect the lives and property of human beings all over the planet. In the United States and within the Department of Homeland Security lies the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to the FEMA website this agency is responsible for supporting the citizens and first responders in building, sustaining, and improving their capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards (FEMA.gov, 2015). One of the processes that FEMA focuses on is the four phases of Emergency Management. These phases are the quintessential actions taken during involvement of an emergency incident.
Appendix 2: Funding Sources The Federal Government provides guidelines for funding planning and hazard mitigation activities. It also sets up the mechanism that technical assistance is given to local communities by the State or the Federal Institutions. Among grant funding programs, three sources are the following: Pre-Disaster Mitigation program (PDM). It is a federal fund that provides resources for local communities, which participate in hazard mitigation planning and projects in collaboration with other communities, and adopt the plan. The plans must meet the sate and the federal requirements before to be funded.
And he continues to explain that there are two critical components of a fire preparedness plan are the following: (a) an emergency action strategy, which specifies what actions to take when a fire happens and (b) a fire prevention proposal, which labels what actions to take to prevent a fire from occurring ("Army Safety Program," 2013). These two components of an overall preparedness plan are inseparable and overlap each