Assignment: Incident Command System; Principles and Features Part I; Mitigation and Risk Reduction


This is some information from my previous paper written:
The community as a whole feels deeply concerned about the four potential disasters identified by the staff members who carried out the Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis. All four disasters have equal likelihood of occurring. Inevitably, the city management bears the responsibility of developing plans which can get utilized in the combating of such disasters in the unfortunate scenario that they occur. The city council could either adopt a disaster-specific plan or formulate a general environment management plan. This report will endeavor to outline the pros and cons of both plans and also emphasize why a general plan may not suffice as the best way of assisting the community in the likely event of a disaster. A disaster-specific plan refers to the formulation of arrangements particular towards the response of a specific disaster. Thus, this would call for the drafting of four different strategies of responses based on the four different potential disasters. A disaster-specific plan would guarantee that the community gets armed with the best kind of possible response. Granted, a plan that addresses the specific challenges posed by each potential disaster would require meticulous, careful, and pinpoint planning. Nevertheless, the community stands to reap rich rewards and incomparable benefits if ever the plans had to get implemented in the case of a disaster. Each of the four potential disasters poses unique challenges to the community. The Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis carried out by the staff utilized different parameters to try and identify different threats posed to the community in the form of risks and perils. “The mechanisms adapted by the Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis identified four potential disasters. This fact alone testifies to the uniqueness of the difficulties posed by the disasters to the community as a whole. Since these challenges differ in severity and intensity, it suffices that there should exist a plan tailored to address a particular disaster. This provides strong backing for the formulation of a comprehensive disaster-specific plan.
Assignment: Incident Command System; Principles and Features Part I; Mitigation and Risk Reduction
Has to be 3 pages long with two references
In the Module 2 SLP you identified specific emergencies and disasters which could impact your community. You also conducted a Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis for the greatest threat to your selected community or organization. In this SLP for Module 3 you will identify the following:
Who will be responsible for the direction and control of the disaster operations?
What are the criteria you would establish for determining the lead position during an emergency?
How much authority would this person have during an emergency?
What methods of communication would you recommend to maintain control during an emergency?
How many persons or what type of personnel would you allow to make independent decisions in the field?
In your opinion is it necessary or prudent to allow for input into the disaster management process during an emergency?
Be sure that your response is related to or applies to the types of disasters identified in the Module 1 SLP.
Note to the student: It is impractical to require that you prepare an entire Emergency Management Plan for your community as a SLP for this course. Therefore, you should respond to the above questions in a general manner. For instance, under direction and control of the operations you should indicate who is in charge of the overall disaster and how you anticipate controlling the response to the disaster. What are your plans for life safety related to the ability of your community to respond to various levels of a disaster? The planned response is always a function of the severity of the disaster. If you need help with any aspect of this SLP, send the instructor an e-mail and you will receive a response as soon as possible. The main point is not to panic over the assignment and "calmly" think through its basic issues. Think of this as "performing under stress" as you may need to do under emergency conditions.