Chapter5-2 - Lesson 5 Preparedness Topics Introduction...

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Lesson 5 Preparedness
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Topics Introduction Overview of Preparedness Government Preparedness Planning EOP Components EOP: Hazard Risk Analysis EOP: The Basic Plan EOP: Functional Annexes EOP: Hazard Specific Plans Exercise Four Components of Exercise Training Equipment Statutory Authority Public Preparedness Public Education Message Requirements Warning Media as Educator Obstacles to Effective Risk Communication Communications Obstacles in the Developing Countries
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Introduction Mitigation measures cannot eliminate every threat to a community or country When disasters strike there may be little or no time to make any additional arrangements , to learn any new skills , or to acquire needed supplies Disaster preparedness = actions taken in advance of a disaster to ensure adequate response to the impacts of the disaster, and the relief and recovery from its consequences Preparedness provides procedures , checklists , contact information , locations and possible resources which may be required.
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Overview of Preparedness Goals Ability of social units to know what to do in the aftermath of a disaster Ability of social units to know how to do it Being equipped with the right resources and tools to do so effectively Process is ongoing Minimizes adverse hazard effects through effective precautionary measures Ensures a timely, appropriate and efficient organization and delivery of response and relief action
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Overview of Preparedness : Major Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Activities Formulating disaster preparedness plans Providing training to disaster responders and general public Conducting emergency response drills and exercises Acquiring equipment, facilities, and other material resources
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Overview of Preparedness : Major Actors in Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Households Businesses Governmental agencies Non Governmental Agencies Communities States/provinces Entire nation
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Government Preparedness People expect that their government will intervene and come to their aid in times of disaster Many governments have assured constituents that response needs would be met The true test is made during times of disaster Whether or not they pass that test is a matter of how well they have prepared themselves to respond Five categories of governmental preparedness: Planning Exercise Training Equipment Statutory Authority
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Planning A necessary and involved process Each jurisdictional level expected/required to perform a range of tasks when disaster strikes Governments must know what to do, how to do it, with what equipment, and what others can and will be doing to assist them Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) - The most comprehensive disaster planning methodology May be scaled up or down depending upon the needs of the community and the particular disaster Able to accommodate the complex and diverse needs of a full range of disaster response and recovery actions
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2012 for the course ADMS 2700 taught by Professor Aliasg during the Fall '12 term at York University.

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Chapter5-2 - Lesson 5 Preparedness Topics Introduction...

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