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Disaster Management - Ch 14
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Three ways to classify a disaster:
National Response Framework: NRF
-Framework that guides how the nation conducts all hazards incident response.
-Triggered when the disaster is beyond the capability of the community (state and local gov't can't manage and asks the fed gov't to help)
Who has the primary responsibility to coordinate relieft efforts, asking for help from other states and fed. govt?
Who has the primary responsibility for preparedness and response?
-Effort to prevent identified risks from causing a disaster
-Involves efforts to lessen the impact of a disaster by initiating measures to limit damage, dz, disability and loss of life among the members of a community
-Ex: Generators for power failures evacuation plans, land use planning, legislations, insurance.
Incident command system
-Common organizational structure implemented to improve ER response.
-Timely and coordinated response by developing plans and roles for all involved.
*All response begins at the local level, where the disaster management plan is implemented and responders are deployed.
Who to prioritze first during a disaster?
-First: Those who are most critical but savable
-Second: Anyone who can wait 30-40 mins.
-Third: Minor injuries
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