Emergency Management Scenario One SEVERE WEATHER FLOOD
Overview of emergency management incident
These emergencies involves hazardous materials hence the way to handle such risk is by professional who are skilled in handling things to do with hazardous material.
Since we are dealing with hazardous place it is good to notify the local authorities about the incidents because they are the ones responsible for planning and developing an emergency system capable of providing an effective and timely response. (Marsalek, Stancalie & Balint, 2006)
The first responders are those individuals who arrives on the scene with solution to act,
Their foremost goal is to ensure human safety, limit the exposure of all persons to the area and to provide timely information to the proper authorities as well as deal with evacuations from the scene
They are expected to recognize the presence of the hazardous material
Take the samples of the materials and identify
They are to gather information and to notify the proper authorities for the right action
They are expected to set perimeters/zone that is restricted from access by the public as it can cause harm to their life.
They are to initiate the defensive actions and to initiate the incident command system. (Kossakowski, 2012)
Public information statement
There are two strategies for protecting the people in an harzadous material incidents, these include:
These involve physical relocation of people from a place of incidents to a safer grounds.
These is where we keep the threatened people in one place without moving them (Sene, 2008)
Social media approach and information dissemination
In an incident command system ,social media plays an important role as follows:
It create trust, credibility and direct relationship with the people in the community hence making it easier to pass a message or train them via social media
It provides a situational awareness non the emerging events and the partnership opportunities
It provide an additional method for the leaders to disseminate emerging public information
It provide a platform for the leaders to evaluate the information brought to the public attention
Allows the community to easily participate with their leaders in solving the problems
Social media is easy to use to meet the public expectations as it easily links up the people to their leaders.
Most of the funding of these ICS projects are funded by the state government in collaboration with Local agencies and the other agencies to see that these is a success.
Funding from the federal state.
Funding from the city fund’s saving.
future NIMS training that will prepare local first responders for future floods
We need to have an Improved coordination with State and local agencies, transportation providers and sheltering agencies.
New flood railings
Flood monitors that alert when and where flooding occurs.
CCTV cameras to monitor floods.
All this is according to (Sene, 2008).
Marsalek, J., Stancalie, G., & Balint, G. (2006). Transboundary floods: Reducing risks through flood management. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.
Sene, K. (2008). Flood warning, forecasting and emergency response. Berlin: Springer.
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