The student will complete a research assignment based on a major disaster/emergency and will provide a comprehensive critique of the event regarding the response and recovery stages only. The student his or her first two research assignments to evaluate the results or actions stemming from the response and recovery efforts of the disaster/emergency under examination.
The following headings will be included: type hazard or threat faced, response/event overview, responders and stakeholders, human behavior, response measures, rescue-care/triage—mass fatalities management (if any). Public information sharing, handling donations and volunteers, stress management, disaster declarations, and damage assessments. Use of the NRF, NIMS, and ICS will be provided. Recovery overview, disaster impact and assistance, issues involved with recovery – fraud, environment, historic, and mitigation, challenges such as communication and coordination, decision making, transportation and logistics, special needs populations, politics, and legal concerns, risk assessment and mitigation strategies, and resiliency. Recommendations for improvement.
The student will write at minimum a 7-full page research-oriented assignment in current APA format. The assignment must include at least 7 sources (which should include the class textbooks and readings).