Explain risk and critical incidents through disaster planning and emergency management
This module will explain risk and critical incidents through disaster planning and emergency management. Students will assess risk for a given incident, describe a critical incidents, and illustrate the characteristics of a serious incident.
Purpose of Comprehensive Emergency Management Planning
The purpose of Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans (CEMP) are to:
- Develop an all-hazards planning approach that will be used for all threats to, and/or emergencies or disasters that may impact a give area.
- Create the general framework of planning for preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities of the jurisdiction.
- Reduce the vulnerability of people and their communities, including the loss of life or injury, or the damage and loss of property resulting from natural, technological, and man-made disasters, by developing effective preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation plans.
- Describe the local, state and federal relationship during an emergency or disaster.
- Describe the types of disasters which are likely to occur in a jurisdiction, from local emergencies to minor, major or catastrophic disasters.
- Describe the mechanisms to deliver immediate assistance, including direction and control of intrastate, interstate and federal response and recovery assistance.
- Create a system that integrates, adopts, and applies (where applicable) the tenets of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) to ensure its interface with the National Response Framework (NRF) to maximize the integration of incident-related preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities.
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