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Principles of Emergency and Disaster Management

Disasters & Emergencies

Daily there are news reports of a disaster or emergency occurring somewhere in the United States. Have you ever been involved in a community disaster/emergency? If so, please share your experiences in preparation, during the event, response and recovery.

If you have not been involved in a disaster or emergency, discuss a recent disaster or emergency that occurred in your community or state. Include in your discussion the hazard; what was the cause of the emergency; was there any warning; impact to residents, community, region, the environment; and was there anything that could have prevented the disaster/emergency?

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1. If you have not been involved in a disaster or emergency, discuss a recent disaster or emergency that occurred in your community or state. Include in your discussion the hazard; what was the cause of the emergency; was there any warning; impact to residents, community, region, the environment; and was there anything that could have prevented the disaster/emergency

When an emergency occurs?whether you lose one key individual, one strategic system, an entire building, or a whole network?communications is the most critical element for enabling people to effectively manage and recover from the disruption. Most organizations have at least a semblance of a business recovery plan, but the Business Continuity Institute reports that only 2% of companies' plans actually consider the value of their telephony systems. Even more sobering, according to FEMA, 60% of companies without a communications continuity plan would not survive a disaster and would be out of business within two years of the event ...

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Through illustrative example, this solution describes a disaster/emergency and the involvement in a community disaster/emergency, including the experiences in preparation, during the event, response and recovery. It then looks at the cause of the emergency; any warnings; the impact to residents, community, region, the environment; and if it could have been prevented.

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