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    Response To Terrorism

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    terrorism detailed in the FBI definition. Terrorist attacks are associated with numerous types of risks for emergency responders since they are likely to be the ones who first to discover and witness the terrorist incident. Safety is most important. If the first responders become incapacitated or injured, then they cannot help others, but takes resources away from those who need help (Emergency Response to Terrorism Self-Study, 1999). First responders are able to provide…

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    within the community, and especially within housing projects. It also was proven that communities, and household are not prepared for disasters at all. The question becomes what is homeland security doing about these issues? Should there be an emergency kit, and what does that look like? When it comes to the community how prepared are they for a disaster? Do households even know what to do during a disaster? What happens to people who live in a poverty situation like the projects, or people…

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    Crisis Response Essay

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    supplies and personnel. Key missed opportunities missed on the part of surface transportation infrastructure management include: lack of operationally sound crisis communication plan; U.S. National Transportation System (USNSTS) must be managed as a crisis response tool. Available assets must be documented, managed and exercised by crisis managers to best leverage those resources during an emergency; and National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), CI/KR support annex to the National…

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    Research in emergency management is important due to many factors. Natural disasters can occur at any time and turn lives upside down. People need to know how to be prepared, when to be prepared, and what to do in the event that an occasion does take place. In the day and age of 9/11, terrorist threats, and many other events, the time to be prepared is beforehand, not after. Research is needed in order for these preparations to take place. Studying how different situations are handled…

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    Resilient Neighborhood Paper

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    I. Introduction a. Background on Resilient Neighborhoods • Description of overall Resilient Neighborhoods initiative • Relation to the City’s overall response to Sandy and resiliency planning • Relation to other DCP work, such as Citywide Text Amendment • Relation to other state and federal initiatives • Why this study area was chosen Following Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, New York City developed a detailed action plan for recovery from the storm and the long-term resiliency of the…

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    Introduction On December 26, 2004, at approximately eight in the morning, there was a huge earthquake that struck the Indian Ocean. The magnitude of this earthquake was a 9.3 on the Richter scale. According to this scale, anything over a 9 results in “near-total destruction, waves moving through the earth visible with naked eye. The epicenter was off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. According to the California Institute of Technology, this earthquake ruptured the greatest fault length of 1500…

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    What Is Resilience?

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    Our world is becoming more uncertain, disasters are increasing in frequency and severity with devastated consequences for people. Natural disasters are inevitable though human activity has a gradual effect on occurrence of such disasters, but there are many elements that are beyond human control or influence. Today the entire humanity confront frequent and grew some disasters. Disaster risk is therefore is increasingly a global concern. There are many factors affecting the intensity of these…

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    9-1 Dispatchers Essay

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    wrecked and there is a fluid that is all over the highway. There are cars upside down and people are hurt. What do you do? More than likely you are going to call 9-1-1 for help. 9-1-1 Dispatchers will ask a series of questions to find out which emergency personnel to send out. These personnel are called first responders. First responders come in contact with a variety of different incidents. They are trained to use systems for identification of different hazardous materials and possible threats…

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    Likely the greatest hazard to the greater Spokane, Washington area is wildfire. While the risk to human life is low a wildfires economic cost and the risk of property force this hazard high on the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis’s impact category. The Spokane area is comprised several diverse ecosystems all with different fuels, terrain and weather all impacting the occurrence of fire and the characteristics of a wildfire. Additionally Spokane and the surrounding areas all possess a heavy buildup…

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    Survivalists Or Preppers

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    Survivalists are individuals who go above and beyond to plan for a secure future in the event of disaster. When most people think of survivalists, or preppers, they automatically associate the group with the negative stigma that accompanies the history. “You can bet Ted Nugent’s crossbow that, for most people, the term “survivalists”—or the more polite “preppers”—conjures images of tinfoil-hat-wearing conspiracy theorists holed up in Montana hoarding canned pinto beans and assault weapons” (O’…

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