Involving volunteers increases flexibility during disasters as long as they

Involving volunteers increases flexibility during

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Involving volunteers increases flexibility during disasters as long as they have the proper training. They can provide assistance through distributing relief goods at shelters or provide assistance to the elderly that may be physically impaired. Disaster volunteer organizations can play a key role during disasters, they just need to be involved during the planning process.Some disasters are inevitable but the sufferings of people can be minimized by having an effective disaster response plan that outlines plans for working with multiple agencies. Proper information management can effectively ensure dissemination of timely, accurate and understandable warnings to citizens at risk as a result during disasters. In addition, emergency managers must plan for disruptions in the system. During an event, effective decision-making is key to identify and responding to problems in prior to and during a situation. This starts with identifying problems and putting mechanisms in place long before a crises occurs. Doing so may mitigate a crisis or minimize its impact. Author NoteThis paper was prepared for PBHE 413, Special Operations in Emergency Medical Servicestaught by Professor Elaine Keavney
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EMERGENCY SERVICES10Works CitedCarafano, J. (2003, November). Preparing Responders to Respond: The Challenges to Emergency Preparedness in the 21st Century. Retrieved from -challenges-to-emergency-preparedness-in-the-21st-centuryDonahue, A., & Tuohy, R. (2006, July). Lessons We Don't Learn: A Study of the Lessons of Disasters, Why We Repeat Them, and How We Can Learn Them. Retrieved from FEMA. (2014, July 7). Emergency Alert System.Retrieved January 30, 2015, from Francis L. Dean & Associates. (1989). First Aid and Emergency Care - Francis L. Dean & Associates, Inc. Retrieved from -care.aspxHomeland Security. (2008, July). National Emergency Communications Plan. Retrieved February 2015, from Pilch, F. (2003, June). THE WORRIED WELL: STRATEGIES for INSTALLATION COMMANDERS. Retrieved from Author NoteThis paper was prepared for PBHE 413, Special Operations in Emergency Medical Servicestaught by Professor Elaine Keavney
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EMERGENCY SERVICES11Radow, L. (2006, February). FHWA Office of Operations - Simplified Guide to the Incident Command System for Transportation Professionals. Retrieved from Stone, F. (2007, June). The "Worried Well" Response to CBRN Event: Analysis and Solutions. Retrieved from Werner, C. (2003, April). Identifying the Interoperability Experience of Public ServiceAgencies. Retrieved from Author NoteThis paper was prepared for PBHE 413, Special Operations in Emergency Medical Servicestaught by Professor Elaine Keavney
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