Emergency Management Based Case Study On A Historical Perspective

1103 Words Jul 31st, 2014 5 Pages

I. Introduction
II. Problem Statement:
III. Literature Review
IV. Conclusion

Previous papers propose that emergencies are accidents and therefore are unforeseen. While the term emergency implies a condition of urgency and need, and thus implies lack of preparation and need for response, this view is not accurate. While the incidence of accidents leads to crises, it is not possible to use historical information to predict accidents and therefore make future preparations. The increase is an attribute if climate change and the increased severity of the accidents is a result of increased populations in the world. Therefore, these are emerging issues, and it would be impossible to use past events to prepare for them because such events do not exist. Therefore, it is possible to predict failures and accident using other means apart from evaluation of past trends.
Problem Statement:
Emergencies and accidents are entirely predictable using planning tools as opposed to historical perspectives.

Literature Review:
According to Chung-Hung Tsaia and Cheng-Wu Chen, risk management is not about past trends (Tsaia, & Chen, 2011). They propose that emerging trends dictate the need for a new way to manage disasters. For instance, in the Taiwan situation, the emergence of a new look to the tourism industry has led to increased levels of risks. The implication of the increase is the need for…

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