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Green Light System: Mitigating Disaster Scenarios

Apply the Green Light System to a disaster scenario of your choice and describe how it would be used to manage the crisis. You can pick a real-life disaster, such as Katrina or 9/11, a personal disaster from your own life (your car breaking down in the middle of nowhere, for example), or a fictional scenario such as a zombie apocalypse.

For any situation you choose, apply the Green Light System in a realistic way and provide details on how you would gather the necessary data regarding your primary resources, how you would determine the status of the resource (the light color), and how you would maintain a line of communication to keep the Green Light charts accurate.

Start your discussion when the crisis started (let's consider that Zero Hour, when the clock starts ticking) to the end-result (recovery). Additionally, think through the application of Bloom's Taxonomy and describe how each step could be used to analyze the disaster event you chose.

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Green Light System

A crisis is never planned an often not expected to effect a facility. However, being prepared to respond to incidents that have a potential to harm people or structures is managing a crises. This management practice also enables controlling situations as they occur.

Creating a crisis team and creating escalation rules for employees is the foundation to successful crisis management. This creates a team ready to act, as well as, a knowledgeable team ready to report problems. This concept is executed best when all parameters are simple and presented in an easy to understand format.

The Green Light System is a simple system displaying status of units, facilities, operations and logistical needs. It provides a snapshot of needs and capabilities. Information is collected addressing, personnel, equipment, facilities, communication, station access, stations overall score, and stations neighborhood.

Personnel status represented by green, yellow, and red gives a snapshot of the personnel overall condition. Greening indicating all is well, yellow indicating minor injuries, and red indicating serious injuries. The chart will show more detail if yellow and red are displayed.

Equipment display represents the ability of equipment to respond. Green is all in service, yellow is all in service but in need of some repairs. Red color indicates the equipment is not in service at all.

Facilities represent the physical condition of the facility. Green indicates no damage to facility. Yellow shows there is serious damage and repairs are needed. Red means to move ...

Solution Summary

Katrina is a real life scenario used here to not only define the green Light System, but also present a real scenario on how the Green Light System could have been implemented. Using Bloom's Taxonomy, the disaster was analyzed starting from beginning to the end.

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