Chapter 6: Response
The first government officials, referred to as First Responders, to respond to disasters are usually the local police, fire, and emergency medical personnel. Their job is to rescue, attend to victims, secure the affected area, and begin to restore order. They are supported by local emergency personnel, and community government officials. This week we learn about response which is one of the 4 phases of emergency management. When a disaster occurs, government and people “respond” to the disaster. Let’s discuss how various levels of government respond to disasters. CHOOSE ANY FIVE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. You must write a minimum of one paragraph per question- 300 words or more.
1. Local Response and Local Emergency Managers
2. State and Volunteer Group Response
3. The Incident Command System (ICS)
4. The Federal Response – Including the Presidential disaster declaration process and the FEMA declaration criteria
5. The National Incident Management System (NIMS)
6. The National Response Framework (NRF) and the key players.
7. Federal Assistance in Disaster Response
8. Non-Stafford Act support for Federal support to state and local jurisdictions
9. Who are the key federal response officials? – describe each one of them
10. Use figure 6-10 on page 224 (5th ed) page 279 (7th ed) to discuss EMAC.