Group 1- Questions 1,3 and 4.
1. FEMA lists 15 functions in its Emergency Management Exercise Reporting System. FEMA defines a function as an action or operation required in emergency response or recovery. Any or all of those may be the primary or secondary focus of an exercise. Here’s where we get to have some fun. Choose one function and notify the class (and me) via email of your choice. Once selected, only one other may choose this function. I will post a running list of choices in Announcements. Describe how your function would be used in a response. Again, feel free to draw from personal experience if you would like. Here is the list:
ESF #1 Transportation ESF #2 Communications ESF #3 Public Works and Engineering
ESF #4 Firefighting ESF #5 Emergency Management ESF #6 Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Services
ESF #7 Logistics Management and Resource Support ESF #8 Public Health and Medical Services
ESF #9 Search and Rescue ESF #10 Oil and Hazardous Materials Response
ESF #11 Agriculture and Natural Resources ESF #12 Energy ESF #13 Public Safety and Security
ESF #14 Long-Term Community Recovery ESF #15 External Affairs
3. Envision an imaginary emergency operations plan for a small rural hospital Anywhere General.As the new disaster planner for AG, you have been asked to review that plan and make recommendations for change.Using the knowledge you gained during Principles and Planning, write a brief (250-500 words) summary of that fictional plan. That summary – which you should address to AG’s Board of Directors and CEO – should include parts of the plan you think are adequate and areas you think should be modified.