Furthermore unified command system would have provided a safety officer in

Furthermore unified command system would have

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Furthermore, unified command system would have provided a safety officer in collaboration with the operations section would have been there as well as to handle medical situations. Other issues of concern was site management, if a unified command system was utilized, it could have addressed issues concerning personal protective equipment (PPE), information provision, equipment logistics, and crowd enforcement. In the initial phases of the response, there were reported logistical problems involving PPE early in the response. There were reports of supplies of PPE were misplaced, the stocks of equipment that were available were largely unknown, and responders often did not receive or could not find the equipment they needed. Again, these issues would be handled by the logistics and safety section of a unified command. A Unified Command System would have provided perimeter control and a system of safeguards that would have led to a stable environment for supervision of personnel involved in the operation. Other issues of concern was site management, if a unified command system was utilized, it could have addressed issues concerning personal protective equipment (PPE), information provision, equipment logistics, and crowd enforcement. In the initial phases of the response, there were reported logistical problems involving PPE early in the response. There were reports of supplies of PPE were misplaced, the stocks of equipment that were available were largely unknown, and responders often did not receive or could not find the equipment they needed. There were many hazards encountered by responders each of these terrorist events. They encountered fire, falling debris, explosions, burning fuel, hazardous materials, collapsing structures, heat stress, exhaustion, and respiratory irritants which made them “multi-threat events.” This would have been especially dangerous for responders. A hazardous materials incident will bring together a greater number and a wider variety of agencies. A hazardous materials group supervisor would be responsible for the implementation of the phases of a unified incident action plan dealing with the hazardous materials group operations. A Unified command would have also established an operational period for all of the responders who were tired as need to be rotated out of each of the events. These are long- term events, and first-alarm units, at least with us, were on the scene for hours, taking the gear off, rehabbing somewhere in the general area where they were working.
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Most importantly, communications systems were a problem at all of the events. Establishing one clear set of communications could have mitigated many of the problems experienced by responders at the scene. Question 4 of 5 18.0/ 20.0 Points How do you think the psychological effects of a terrorist-generated disaster impact the response? Give reasons for your response. Much has been written about the emotional, cognitive, somatic (biological), and behavioral responses that can be expected in the immediate aftermath of terrorism. First responders
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  • Incident Command System, Community Emergency Response Team, Emergency service

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