Unit VI Case Study
This case study requires you to select a natural disaster that has occurred in the past decade. You will start by researching the CSU Online Library for articles, preferably from a peer-reviewed journal, related to the disaster and how the community responded to the disaster. You may also do an Internet search for articles and information regarding how the aftereffects of the disaster were mitigated through a community-wide effort. What are the key components of a communications plan during a disaster? What are the components of an internal emergency operations plan for natural disasters?
Disaster suggestions Include, but are not limited to:
Joplin tornado, South Carolina flooding, and Hurricane Sandy.
EMS 4306, EMS Roles During Emergencies and Disasters 5
Your case study should address at least three of these main points:
disaster summary, evacuation efforts, rescue operations, public education and notification efforts, public utilities recovery, and community recovery from the disaster.
Your case study should be well-organized and at least two pages in length, not including the title and reference pages. You are required to have at least two sources, and one must be from the CSU Online Library. Your textbook is NOT required for this assignment, although you may choose to use it when discussing concepts that apply to the disaster. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted materials must have accompanying citations in accordance with APA standards.