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    Have you ever been in a bad Natural disaster? If not maybe you should try reading “Comprehending the Calamity” By Emma Burke and “Horrific Wreck of the City” By Fred Hewitt. They are both first hand eye witness accounts of the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The San Francisco earthquake was one of the biggest and most traumatizing events of all time. It all started April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM. The first tremor lasted about 1 minute and others continued to strike through out the morning. Water…

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    Since April, California has had a harsh season for wildfires. The largest of which have only started in the past month or two. Together, the Thomas fire in Ventura county and the Creek fire in Los Angeles county damaged or destroyed at least 1,547 homes and injured at least 4 firefighters. Richard Halsey uses the Los Angeles Times’ platform to get his opinion of the fires’ source across to California residents. He first points out some of the causes people are pointing to. Next, he looks into…

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    According to the Gaines and Worrall, homeland security is the protection of people and assets within our national borders through preventive efforts when terroristic events occurs and the responding to life threatening events, (Gaines & Worrall, 2011). When it comes to homeland security, there are four main goals that they focus on and they are: the prevention of terrorist attacks, the protection of the American people from imminent danger, the respondent to incidents and lastly, the continuance…

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    In an emergency would you panic, or would you be calm and prepared? The short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell is about the hunter, Rainsford, stepping into the shoes of the prey. He needed to know survival skills to avoid being caught and killed. Like the character, people should know the basics of survival in case of such emergency. It is an important skill to learn because catastrophe is unpredictable. You never know when you could need it. Concerning the above, it is…

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    More commonly, the best way to learn something is to physically do it. Hands on participation will generally drive home the learned tasks. Since January 4th, 2016 alone, I have participated in two separate emergency operational events at a managerial level. With unexpected water level increased off the Mississippi River caused a repeat of levee flooding near the southern part of Louisiana and more recently the massive amounts of thunderstorms across the entire state have caused severed flooding…

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    Mission Analysis Sample

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    provide mission command as the primary MSC for regions 7, 8, 9 as outlined in Annex C (Operations) OPLAN MSNG AHR. Specified Tasks Cont?d BPT to provide 168th EN BDE for operational control of units in the impacted counties. Implied Tasks Identify emergency response team (s) with immediate life saving capabilities to deploy on order to effected areas. Establish FLE requirements for three operation centers at CSJFTC, CMTC, and CRTC. Set up operations center to conduct JRSOI for 172nd AW and…

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    Canada's Natural Disasters

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    that the government is not doing enough towards emergency preparedness, how when the governement did take the leadership to help out the results turned out useful, other countries such as Tokyo and United States are using evolving technology which is proving to be greatly efficient and the way government leadership is needed to create a powerful and practical policy. I want to emphasize the fact that the government is not doing enough towards emergency preparedness. Every seminar stated that the…

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    The Effect of a Train Wreck January 6th 2005, Is when the Graniteville train derailment occurred. The crew on train P22 was running late by the time they made it to the plant; they didn’t have enough time to drop off the cargo of sodium hydroxide. The brakeman at the plant was supposed to move a switch so other trains could continue moving straight through town. The brakeman claimed he flipped the switch when he didn’t. The brakeman explained to the investigators “In my mind when I left [the…

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    Australia is a country that experiences a lot of 'natural disasters'. This includes floods, bushfires, severe storms, earthquakes, landslides and much more. These disasters cause a lot of hardship for people and their community, and can ultimately result in death, which has been told in a lot of ‘Australian folklore’. Australia is also one of the driest of all populated continents in the world, with its climates varying all the time. Large parts of Australia may experience a drought at any given…

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    In order to better prepare myself if there is an active shooter on campus is to start scanning the room or buildings I go to on a daily basis to get an idea of the best escape routes and hiding places in that building. In order to communicate safety to residents to prepare them if an active shooter is on campus or in the building is to have an informational event that goes over the Run Hide Fight method and other ways they can prepare. Also, having posters with reminders around the hall on how…

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