HSM 315 Week 1 Assignment, Role of the Emergency Planner
The emergency planner must also prepare for the needs of children and elderly people as they will need the most assistance in times of disasters, while the planning process includes shelters and evacuation routes, the population of that specific geographic area must be accounted for and the emergency planner should ensure that governmental and non-government agencies work together and adhere to the prospective plans that unfold even though the emergency planner has no “official” power over these organizations. “Responders and emergency managers are both doers and planners, which is to say that to lead response and recovery efforts effectively, they must also prepare effectively (i.e., plan, organize, equip, train, exercise, and continuously evaluate actual performance)
In preparation for this discussion, review the first three required videos for this week. These videos set the stage for your understanding of the readings and will help you understand the relationships between responding agencies and the potential personality conflicts during emergencies. Explain the difference between normal and crisis decision making. Describe how decision makers use the “Boyd Cycle” to make timely and effective crisis decisions? Why is the Boyd Cycle effective when making decisions in a crisis situation like responding to hazardous events and determining an appropriate response? Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.
HSM 315 Week 1 Discussion 2, Planning Process
In preparation for this discussion, review the video Nevada Continuity of Operations Overview. This video will lay the groundwork for the planning process addressed in the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide. The Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101 states “When threatened by any hazard, citizens expect elected or appointed leaders to take immediate action to help them resolve the problem. Citizens expect the government to marshal its resources, channel the efforts of the whole community—including voluntary organizations and the private sector—and, if necessary, solicit assistance from outside the jurisdiction.”
Explain why the emergency planning process is thought to be more important than the emergency plan itself. In your explanation, address why it is important that organizations and jurisdictions adopt a continuous planning process. In addition, describe at least one reason why there might be resistance within organizations to plan for a disaster? Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.