Iscussion Communications in emergency management
MODULE 5 DISSCUSSION Emergency Notification System Does it Work?
The following questions should be answered regarding Emergency Operations Centers during disasters. Currently many Emergency Operations Centers utilize telephones as the main means of staff communications.
1. In your opinion, is the overdependence on telephones, including cell phones, for coordinating staff during disasters a wise decision or should a variety of methods be in place?
2. What do you believe to be the best way to communicate with staff during a major disaster?
3. If all technological means of communication fail, how would you transmit a message long distances?
References: At least three references should be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). At least two direct quotes should be used. Required readings are included. Use your own words to build on the ideas of others. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section in APA format.
Format: APA format is required.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
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 Paper avoids use of first person and subjective bias.