State and Local Emergency Management Functions

Part 1 of 2

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

  • Often, during times of emergency, there are personnel issues that interfere with expeditious resolution of the problem.
    • What examples of those issues can you identify? Explain.
    • How significant are the examples that you have identified? Why?
    • How can the identified issues derail the execution of even the most well-planned emergency response? Explain in detail.
  • What can you recommend to avoid these personnel issues and circumstances that interfere with resolution of an emergency? Explain.
    • What do you think is the scope of your recommendations? Explain.
    • Who will be impacted the least? Why?
  • What areas of infrastructure do you think can be designated as potential areas of conflict during an emergency? Why?
  • In your own opinion, how much of an impact do you think interagency jealousies and disputes have on the emergency response planning process? Explain.
  • What role, if any, should the private sector have in emergency response planning? Explain.
    • Should members of the private sector have any authority in the planning process? Why or why not?

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  • PART 2
  • Research your local community and state emergency preparedness plan(s) and then complete an assessment paper.
  • Address the following in 2-3 pages:
    • Emergency Preparedness Plan Assessment
      • Title
      • Synopsis
      • Executive summary
      • Introduction
      • Details
      • Summary
      • Conclusion
      • Recommendations
    • Next, create a scenario of a potential emergency situation for your locality. You may select from the following:
      • Major fire
      • Infrastructure failure
      • Flooding
      • Disease epidemic
      • Terrorist attack (Casualties > 200)
      • Terrorist attack (Casualties < 20)
      • Earthquake
      • Hurricane
      • Freezing rain
    • Next create a written plan following the prescribed emergency management rubric above. You must address the above plan sections for your fictional scenario.
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

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