In preparing for a wildfire, what are some recommendations if you are trapped in your house with a raging fire outdoors?

Module 3 – Case

Disaster Preparedness 

Case Overview

Wildfires

Wildfires can cause great devastation to people, homes, and animals. If not responded to quickly, a wildfire can easily become unmanageable, forcing voluntary or mandatory evacuation. Think you have plenty of time to escape a wildfire? Watch this 50-second video clip, Texas Parks and Wildlife, to see how fast a wildfire travels.

This is why preparedness is key to potential wildfires and other natural or man-made disasters. *The DHS National Preparedness Goal is capabilities-based and is organized into five mission areas:

  1. Prevention. Avoid, prevent, or stop an imminent, threatened, or actual act of terrorism.
  2. Protection. Protect our citizens, residents, visitors, assets, systems, and networks against the greatest threats and hazards in a manner that allows our vital interests and way of life to thrive.
  3. Reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.
  4. Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of an incident.
  5. Assist communities affected by an incident to recover through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening and revitalization of infrastructure, housing and the economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic, and environmental fabric of communities affected by an incident.

* National preparedness goal (2015). DHS.

Read more about the National Preparedness Goal in your background reading.

Case Assignment

California has seen more than its share of wildfires throughout the years.

  1. From your background readings and websites, find references to wildfires emergency plan for California. What are some preparedness efforts that you located? Are these measures also relevant to other types of disasters? If so, what other types?
  2. In preparing for a wildfire, what are some recommendations if you are trapped in your house with a raging fire outdoors? Would this work for you? If not, why?

Remember to support your statement with quotations and proper citations.

 

Assignment Expectations

Assignments should be at least three pages double-spaced, not counting the cover or reference page. Paper format: (a) Cover page, (b) Header, (c) Body. Submit your assignment by the last day of this module.

  • Relevance—All content is connected to the question.
  • Precision—Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate.
  • Depth of discussion—Points that lead to deeper issues are presented and integrated.
  • Breadth—Multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors are considered.
  • Evidence—Points are well-supported with facts, statistics, and references.
  • Logic—Presented discussion makes sense; conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information.
  • Clarity—Writing is concise, understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples.
  • Objectivity—Avoids use of first person and subjective bias.
  • References—Sources are listed at the end of the paper (APA style preferred).

 

Module 3 – SLP

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness

Address the following:

  1. Compose a disaster scenario involving the disaster you selected in Module 2 SLP.
  2. Identify the detailed events for your disaster scenario. For each detailed event, describe the expected emergency response actions.

Remember to support your statements with properly cited quotations.

 

SLP Assignment Expectations

Assignments should be 2-3 pages double-spaced, not counting the cover or reference page. Paper format: (a) Cover page, (b) Header, (c) Body. Submit your assignment by the last day of this module.

 

Please follow and like us:
error