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    Planning for casualties versus fatalities in a disaster Perry B Keaton Mass Casualty Management Planning - 1 Instructor: Jamie Onion October 13, 2015 Planning for casualties versus fatalities in a disaster-1 Whenever a disaster occurs we are quick to think about the number of fatalities and not the casualties why? Before I answer this statement I am going to give you a brief meaning for both of the words. Causality has several definitions for instance: a person or thing badly affected by an event or situation. Fatalities on the other hand consist of a death resulting from an accident or disaster. Therefore when such occurrences happen it is best to have a plan for the not only causalities but also fatalities. Even though…

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    1. Figure 1 represents the disaster management cycle as it is generally conceived. Describe the preparedness and emergency response portions of the cycle and explaining important concern of yours and how it could be addressed in different phases of the disaster cycle. The Disaster Management Cycle is generally understood to be comprised of four cyclical components. These four deeply interrelated and symbiotic components include Preparation, Response, Reconstruction or Recovery, and Prevention…

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    The Chernobyl Disaster

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    Disasters include a variety of elements, and the extent of time a disaster occurs can range from an hourly disturbance to days or even years of ongoing recovery. Disasters are most commonly classified as either a natural or technological hazard and can impact a relatively small community or even have worldwide effects. In April of 1986, Ukraine experienced one of the world’s largest technological disasters that has since proved to be an ongoing effort to reduce hazards associated with the…

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    The Seveso Disaster

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    THE SEVESO DISASTER INTRO The Seveso Disaster was an environmental travesty that occurred on July 10th 1976 due to a chemical manufacturing plant, which released massive amounts of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) into the atmosphere (Lallanilla, 2017). This massive release caused not only environmental implications but health and safety implications as well. Through my research I will deduct what happened at that chemical plant outside of Seveso that caused such a disaster. Further…

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    Chernobyl Disaster

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    The Location of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant During the early morning of April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The Chernobyl nuclear power plant is located in the Ukraine, and is about 20 km south of the border of Belarus. Surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant are the cities of Pripyat and Chornobyl. Pripyat is about 3 km away and had a population of about 49,000, while Chornobyl is 15 km southeast of the complex with a…

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    The Fukushima Disaster

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    Before the storm Prior to the disaster, the Fukushima prefecture was a peaceful rural area specialised in agriculture. With approximately 70,000 farmers, it was considered as the granary of Japan, providing food to millions of people all over the country. The prefecture was also famous for its numerous landmarks and monuments. For example, the childhood home of Hideyo Noguchi (a bacteriologist known for his tremendous contribution to modern medicine, who has been printed on the 1000¥ banknotes…

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    Disaster Recovery Plan

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    revenue and provide services need by the community. Maintaining and updating Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), can decrease potential looses and increase business success during the recovery phase. Every year, thousands of businesses are affected during natural or men-made disasters, some of them never reopen due to the lack of resources and knowledge to sustain business operation during a disaster. Business owners have the obligation to create, implement and maintain Disaster recovery plans…

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    Engineering Disasters Engineers have opportunities and jobs like no other. Marvellous buildings and structures are completed, and new inventions are being created and implemented into society around the world, all thanks to engineers. However, not all of these inventions and structures are entirely perfect; in fact, some imperfect structures are more popular than the perfect ones because of the impact they have had on the people and areas around them. These famous imperfect structures are…

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    During disasters communication with the public is key in order for the government to remain trustworthy in the public’s eyes to keep them safe. Disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and any other form of natural disasters the public is very trustworthy of the government to keep them safe. Due to the fact that information is readily available to the public before, during, and after the disaster has occurred. However, other disasters man-made ones cause the public to lose trust in…

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    As nuclear power plants emit nuclear energy that are sought out to be more beneficial than harmful, are you aware of the dangers that accommodate this resource? To assist in educating the general public about these power plants that mankind has greatly relied on, it is of my privilege to present the primary information of power plants followed by one of the top, level 7, catastrophic disaster of all time caused by this source. Collectively, worldwide, there are a total of 440 commercial…

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