Discussion Board Questions?
Kindly, answer each discussion question separately and clearly.
1- FEMA lists 15 functions in its Emergency Management Exercise Reporting System. FEMA defines a function as “an action or operation required in emergency response or recovery.” Any or all of those may be the primary or secondary focus of an exercise. Here’s where we get to have some fun. Choose one function. Describe how your function would be used in a response. Again, feel free to draw from personal experience if you would like.
Here is the list:
ESF #1 – Transportation ESF #2 – Communications ESF #3 – Public Works and Engineering
ESF #4 – Firefighting ESF #5 – Emergency Management ESF #6 – Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Services
ESF #7 – Logistics Management and Resource Support ESF #8 – Public Health and Medical Services
ESF #9 – Search and Rescue ESF #10 – Oil and Hazardous Materials Response
ESF #11 – Agriculture and Natural Resources ESF #12 – Energy ESF #13 – Public Safety and Security
ESF #14 – Long-Term Community Recovery ESF #15 – External Affairs
Here is my choice:
#13 – Public Safety and Security
2- Envision an imaginary emergency operations plan for a small rural hospital ‘Anywhere General.” As the new disaster planner for AG, Administration has asked you to review that plan and make recommendations for change. Using the knowledge you gained during Foundations in Emergency Management for Disasters and Healthcare, write a brief (250-500 words) summary of that fictional plan. That summary – which you should address to AG’s Board of Directors and CEO – should include parts of the plan you think are adequate and areas you think should be modified.
* APA Style
* Two references at least
* I have attached all reading for the week.