EMC 350 Week 3 Individual Assignment Signature Assignment: Disaster Re


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EMC 350 Week 3 Individual Assignment Signature Assignment: Disaster Response Plan, Part 1

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EMC 350 Week 3 Individual Assignment Signature Assignment: Disaster Response Plan, Part 1
 
 
This assignment is Part 1 of a three part assignment that will be completed during weeks 3, 4 and 5.  As you complete each assignment, it may be helpful to refer back to the material presented in previous weeks.
Select one of the following vignettes to use to complete this assignment.
May 22, 2011 Joplin Missouri EF-5 Tornado that ripped through the town killing 162 people and injuring over 1,000.  At the peak of the tornado it was up to a mile wide and had winds of over 200 miles per hour.  It was on the ground for around 38 minutes and covered over 22 miles.  The local emergency responders were immediately overwhelmed and additional resources were needed.  As an emergency manager we must address the possibility of such an event as well as the probability of it occurring.  Our EOP and pre-planning efforts must include the possibility that our resources will be overwhelmed and exhausted within a short period of time and should address the next level in the response phase of disaster preparation.
April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured over 260.  The bombs were contained in two pressure cookers hidden in backpacks.  The bombs were 200 yards apart and exploded within 13 seconds of each other.  The bombs were placed near the final 225 yards of the course where the media and spectators were the heaviest.  Over 17,000 runners had already finished and over 9,000 were still on the course.  As an emergency manager we must address the possibility of such an event as well as the probability of it occurring.  Our EOP and pre-planning efforts must include the possibility that our resources will be overwhelmed and exhausted within a short period of time and should address the next level in the response phase of disaster preparation.
March 22, 2014 Oso Washington mudslide that killed 44.  Heavy rains and a previous mudslide eight years earlier contributed to the debris flow (mudslide) that was approximately 7.6 million cubic meters.  The 200 meter high hillslope traveled just over .6 miles covering a neighborhood of approximately 35 single-family residences.  As an emergency manager we must address the possibility of such an event as well as the probability of it occurring.  Our EOP and pre-planning efforts must include the possibility that our resources will be overwhelmed and exhausted within a short period of time and should address the next level in the response phase of disaster preparation.
 Based on the selected vignette, write a 1050- to 1400-word paper that includes the following:
Evaluate the varying levels and types of emergencies.
Evaluate the resources available that support the general principles of emergency operations. 
Evaluate the research available for Emergency Management during times of disaster response.
Evaluate the progression of an incident, from initial notification to completion. 
Critique decision making processes used during an emergency response.
Critique the implementation of the incident command system and management of support personnel during an emergency response.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Cite 3 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references to support your paper.
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