Describe how the incident has influenced civil and legal processes in the field of emergency management and homeland security regarding the dimensions of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery since your selected event.
The shootings in Aurora, Colorado or Las Vegas, Nevada impacted preparedness of various types of large scale private events or venues. It is your assignment to identify the state of emergency management and the business vulnerabilities across the nation and complete the following essay assignment:
Research one of the two recent active shooter events mentioned above and protective practices. Using the selected event, answer the following in Part I of your essay (500-750 words):
Research the selected incident’s “After Action Reports” and news reports to investigate what impact the event has had on first responders with regards to preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Also use the Homeland Security library to assist you.
Summarize the impact the event has had on first responders with regards to preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery in your own presentation.
Your goal in Part 1 of the essay assignment is to explain impact of the selected incident on public safety. In Part II, explain the key developments in the field related to the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) as a result of the selected incident. Analyze the key events in order to assess the state of preparedness of NGO’s. The objective is to identify critical vulnerabilities and recommend corrective actions.
Research the effect the incident you selected had on NGOs and businesses. Address the following in your essay (500-750 words):
How have these events impacted the handling of current preparedness practices by NGOs and businesses? For example, would you say a large scale event will be handled differently by emergency managers based on lessons learned from the selected incident? Why or why not?
Describe how the incident has influenced civil and legal processes in the field of emergency management and homeland security regarding the dimensions of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery since your selected event. (For example: clear bag policy at sporting events, proper exits, increased security)
Finally, discuss your responsibility as an emergency responder or manager to make sure your community is as prepared as possible for emergency situations.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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