Write a 3-5 paged paper (excluding the title page and references). Your paper must include an introduction, the body in which all items below are addressed and references cited, a well-defined conclusion, and reference page. Your paper must include at least 5 scholarly references (no Wikipedia!). References should be scholarly peer reviewed journal articles, official reports or from other reading resources.
Each disaster follows a general pattern in its development and dividing disasters into phases is useful from both a response and research point of view.
Examples include the following:
- Winter Storm
- Heat-related Disaster
- Volcanic Eruption
- Disease epidemic or pandemic
- Nuclear event
You must address in your paper the following:
1) What issues in this disaster would make triaging of victims a challenge?
2) What Public Health issues may ensue (e.g., infectious disease outbreaks) and what can we do to mitigate the events?
3) How can interagency cooperation and local collaboration be effectively utilized?