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ph 331 test 1
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protects and improves the health of a community rather than focusing on an individual basis
what is the role of PH before, during, and after an emergency/disaster?
1. identify groups that are most at risk for disaster
2. provide disaster education before and after
3. identify community resources applicable to physical, social and psychological effects of disaster
4. prevent disease by provideing health adviosries on injury prevention, food and water safety and vector control
5. inspect red cross centers and feeding operations
explain where public safety, PH and emergency management fall within the US government structure?
these are all the states responsibility. the constitution gives states these responsibilities. it is only the federal role when the state asks for help
what is the mission of emergency management
reduce the loss of life, harm, and property to an environment from man-made or natural disasters
capabilities necessary to avoid, prevent or stop a threat or actual terroist act
ongoing effort to lessen the impact disasters may have on people and property
planning and preparing for an emergency before it occurs, ready to provide rapid emergency response
responding to emergency. trained and equipped personell requied to deal with the situation
returning to normal. salvage, resumption of business processses, etc
define essential support functions
used to organize resources that are needed to save lives, protect property and the envirnoment. restore essential services and critical infastrucure and help vidctims and communities return to normal
2 specific essential support functions related to public helath
1. mass care and sheltering
2. PH and medical services
national incident management system.
it is a comprehensive, proactive approach to guide all levels of governemetn, NGO's and private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect, respond, recover and mitigate effects of incidents regardless of cause, size, or severity, or location to reduce loss of life property and harm
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finance, logisitics, operations, planning
responsible for incident, usually first one on scene
assures safety of responders and bystanders. checks PPE
coordinates with external response teams
single point of contact for responding to media and general public
captures maintains and records all incident costs
responsible for getting resources/ labor and secure perimeter
coordinates all hands on activity. (hazardous exposures and evacuation requirements)
maintains the status of all human and equipment resources; logs incident developments
5 key benefits of incident command system
1. common terminology
2. modular organziaton
4. unified comand
5. incident action plans
what is situational awareness
knowing what is going on around you
3 items essential to good risk communication
1. what is the problem?
2. what are we doing to fix it?
3. what can the public do?
which emergency events are most likely to impact san diego
what does "all disasters are local" mean?
local jurisdiction is in command even when resources are brought in from other sections such as state or federal gov
what is the whole community initiate about
reinforces that FEMA is only one part of the emergency management team
where does FEMA sit within the fed gov
what does the san diego of emergency services (OES) do during a major emergency event?
OES coordinates overall county repsonse during disaster. also responsible for altering agencies and ensuring resources are available
what is the importance of the Stafford Act?
financial and physical assistance throught FEMA. it covers all hazards.
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