: Specify evaluation techniques for emergency management response effectiveness.

Question description

Discussion 1

Emergency Operations Centers

Competencies Addressed in This Discussion

Competency 2: Explain the role of emergency planning within the emergency management field.

Competency 3: Specify evaluation techniques for emergency management response effectiveness.

Competency 4: Correlate appropriate emergency management response to hazards and threats.

Introduction

An emergency operations center (EOC) is a central control facility that carries out the principles and plans for emergency preparedness and disaster management. The EOC functions at a strategic level in an emergency situation. The EOC is run by an emergency manager (EM) and the EOC interacts with incident commanders (ICs) who are in the field.

The position of the emergency manager (EM) is well respected by the community. In order to be effective, the EM should have a good understanding of why and how to respond to various disasters. Therefore, as you saw earlier, planning is critical to response and recovery from any disaster.

Instructions

In this discussion you will compare two separate EOCs, one in your own region and one from anywhere else in the United States. This discussion should provide invaluable information regarding the activation, operation, and response of an EOC and will provide you a deeper understanding of the enormous tasks of an emergency manager.

In your main post:

Compare two separate state EOCs by describing the responsibilities of EMs when interacting with the EOCs. For example, is the EM responsible for authorizing the activation of each of the EOCs?

Explain how each EOC responds to a critical incident.

Describe differences between two EOCs in terms of how EM coordinate efforts of responding organizations.

Your post should demonstrate critical thinking. For example you might use the SWOT approach and consider the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for each of the topics. Be sure to cite any references you use in your post.

Discussion Objectives

The competencies addressed in this discussion are supported by discussion objectives, as follows

Competency 2: Explain the role of emergency planning within the emergency management field.

oCompare differences between two EOCs in terms of the responsibilities of emergency managers when interacting with emergency operations centers.

Competency 3: Specify evaluation techniques for emergency management response effectiveness.

oExplain differences between two EOCs in terms of how an EOC responds to a critical incident.

Competency 4: Correlate appropriate emergency management response to hazards and threats.

oDescribe differences between two EOCs in terms of how EMs coordinate efforts of responding organizations.

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