IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING WORD LIMIT REQUIREMENTS:

Please note that each and every assignment has its own word limit.

This discussion should be between 150 and 200 words. (The List of References should not be included in the word count.)

Discussion 2: Emergency Response Plans for Rare or Uncommon Events

Emergency response is not limited to natural disasters or acts of terrorism. In fact, the scope of emergency management encompasses all events that are unexpected and have the potential to impact a wide population. In October 2011, dozens of rare and exotic animals escaped a private zoo in Ohio to which the local community’s emergency management team responded. When the incident was over, forty-nine, of the fifty-six animals who escaped, were killed by sheriff’s deputies. Could this situation have been avoided if there had been an emergency response plan in place for rare or uncommon events? Should all communities have in place a plan for responding to such events?

For this Discussion, consider whether the wild animal incident in Ohio required an emergency response and why. Then consider whether community emergency response plans should contain contingencies for rare or uncommon events.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 your position on whether the wild animal incident in Ohio required an emergency response and why. Then explain whether community emergency response plans should contain contingencies for rare or uncommon events and why. Justify your response with references to the Learning Resources and current literature.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Discussion should be 150 to 200 words with at least three references…. MULTIPLE USE OF INTEXT CITATION AND PAGE NUMBER…..PLEASE USE SPLIT IN CITATIONS…PLEASE LOOK UP THE PROPER APA USE OF SPLIT CIATION

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.

REMEMBER IN APA FORMAT JOURNAL TITLES AND VOLUME NUMBERS ARE ITALICIZED.

Readings

  • Haddow, G. D., Bullock, J. A., & Coppola, D. P. (2014). Introduction to emergency management (5th ed.). Waltham, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann.
    • Chapter 6, “The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response”
  • Office of the White House Press Secretary. (2003 February 28). Homeland security presidential directive 5: Directive on management of domestic incidents. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 39(10), 280–285. Retrieved from https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=439105
  • FEMA. (n.d.). NIMS resource center. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-s…

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