Fundamentals of Emergency & Disaster Management

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Mitigation

Mitigation is defined as "sustained action to reduce or eliminate risk to people and property from hazards and their effects" (Haddow, Bullock, & Coppola, 2007). Mitigation looks at long-term solutions to reduce risk. List the widely accepted measures used in mitigation and give an example of how each is used or could be used to combat day-to-day hazards you face in your personal life and in your community.

Reference:

Haddow, G. D., Bullock, J. A., & Coppola, D. P. (2007). Introduction to emergency management (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA:Butterworth-Heinemann.

 

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Identified and discussed mitigation measures for day-to-day hazards in your personal life and community, including how these measures are used.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness is often defined as readiness to respond to disasters, crises, and emergency situations. The preparedness planning cycle uses a graphic to explain the essentials of preparedness. Based on your understanding, explain what the key elements of the graphic mean in emergency preparedness. Discuss who should spearhead preparedness in an organization or community. Justify your answers with appropriate reasoning.

 

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Explained what the key elements of the emergency preparedness cycle mean.
    Identified and described who should spearhead preparedness in an organization or community.

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