What are the steps to be considered in making a disaster preparedness plan?

What are the steps to be considered in making a disaster preparedness plan?

 

Create a Disaster Response Plan Outline based on an actual organization (public or private) in your local community/environment:

Ideally, if this plan can be implemented in your business, industry, university, military unit, or local community, this is desirable since it can be implemented.

This is not a complete plan, but rather an outline of a plan.

Your plan outline should include a narrative explaining your organization in the context of a disaster response plan and, at a minimum, address the following items:

The emergency management functions at the level of your chosen organization.

The legal basis by which your organization performs its emergency management function.

Key characteristics of your organization’s emergency manager.

Integration of the four phases of emergency management.

 

Create a Disaster Response Plan Outline based on an actual organization

The framework of the necessary resource requirements for your organization’s Disaster Response Plan.

Your plan outline and narrative should be about 5-6 pages typed (about 1,250 to 1,500 words).

Reports should be written in APA Style and all sources used should be both cited in text and in end references.

Sources used should be authoritative and credible. Avoid blogs, opinion pieces, Wikipedia and similar non-authoritative sources. Use academic literature if possible.

This assignment is eligible for 10 percent extra credit for using the services of the National University Online Writing Center (OWC). Be sure to contact the OWC early in the term to make an appointment. Send the instructor an email with the OWC contact details to apply for the extra credit. OWC contact information is provided in the COURSE RESOURCES section.

The following resources will be helpful in developing your Disaster Response
Plan Outline:

Chapter 12 in ‘Disaster Management: A Disaster Manager’s Handbook’ is a good resource for formatting your plan outline.

Prepare Disaster Plan Template and Guidelines Click for more options Prepare Disaster Plan Template and Guidelines – Alternative Formats – PDF Document (267 KB)

OR point your browser to:

https://www.in.gov/isdh/files/PREPARE_Disaster_Plan_Template_IN_8_08.pdf

Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Guide for Local Governments (February 2017) Click for more options Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Guide for Local Governments (February 2017) – Alternative Formats – PDF Document (6.61 MB)

OR point your browser to:

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1487096102974-e33c774e3170bebd5846ab8dc9b61504/PreDisasterRecoveryPlanningGuideforLocalGovernmentsFinal50820170203.pdf
Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning for State Governments (November 2016)
Click for more options Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning for State Governments (November 2016) – Alternative Formats – PDF Document(2.0

OR point your browser to:
https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1485202780009-db5c48b2774665e357100cc69a14da68/Pre-DisasterRecoveryPlanningGuideforStateGovernments-1.pdf