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5. Why should you identify special populations in the vulnerability analysis? (See page 3-7) Because these are the people who, in the event of an emergency, will require special provisions and attention , such as the elderly, those with disabilities, those in nursing homes or retirement communities, prison inmates, college students on a campus, and those speaking languages other than English. Your vulnerability analysis will help you in preparing the emergency plan and identifying the special tasks necessary to provide for their safety. 6. What is mitigation? (See page 3-1) Mitigation involves efforts to eliminate or reduce the damaging impact of hazards. 3-22 The Emergency Manager
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Unit Three: Mitigation The Emergency Manager 3-23 7. What are the tasks of the emergency manager in mitigation? (See page 3-10) The emergency manager’s role in mitigation is to be the conscience of the community in matters related to emergencies. This translates into two major tasks: He/she must be alert to the various types of hazards that threaten the community, and he/she must constantly monitor opportunities to reduce and eliminate the risks from these hazards. 8. How does the emergency manager perform his or her role in mitigation? (See pages 3-11 thru 3-15) By motivating others to take mitigation actions and helping coordinate the available government and private-sector resources that can assist in mitigation. 9. List three forms of mitigation than can be accomplished by local laws or ordinances. (See page 3-11) Any of the following: Building and zoning codes, plumbing and electrical codes, public health ordinances, fire and life safety codes, hazardous materials regulations, dam inspection regulations, traffic codes 10. List four tools other than laws that can be used for mitigation. (See page 3-10) Financial incentives and disincentives, hazard disclosure reports, public information, risk mapping, monitoring and inspecting, professional training, and structural measures. 11. Which of the following is a structural measure for mitigation? (See page 3-11) B. Storage containers and D. Fire sprinkler systems 12. What is the role of public information as a tool for mitigation? (See pages 3-12 thru 3-14) Public information for mitigation is useful for sharing with citizens the possible alternatives for dealing with hazardous conditions and then applying pressure for implementing mitigation.
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