Disasters and Emergency Management

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.

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Examples include the following:

  • Earthquake
  • Tsunami
  • Tornado
  • Flood
  • Fire
  • Winter Storm
  • Heat-related Disaster
  • Volcanic Eruption
  • Avalanche
  • Disease epidemic or pandemic
  • Bioterrorism
  • 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?

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