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Emergency Management

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Get emergency management news about emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation from Emergency Management magazine.
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This site integrates many aspects of emergency management from cyberspace to home emergency prepardness.  Equipping one's self with the most up to date information on risks and emergency response methods can increase one's chances in surviving an emergency situation and help others survive as well. 

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City to prepare for All-Star Game with emergency exercise at stadium - KansasCity.com

City to prepare for All-Star Game with emergency exercise at stadium - KansasCity.com | Sports Facility Management.4239455. | Scoop.it
This summer’s All-Star Game is Kansas City’s chance to shine, local boosters say, but what if terrorists saw it as their opportunity to expose America’s vulnerability by making a strike in the nation’s heartland?
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This article relays one of the most important components of disaster and emergency management, practice.  What good is a written plan if no one knows how to properly execute it? Too often times these emergency situations are only practiced a few times every several years, however employed staff may change quite frequently in a stadium's lifetime so for that reason it should be done much more often.  Small scale operations can be done frequently and larger scale operations, involving the city's emergency management crew, should be done before a high publicity event or at least annually or semi-annually.

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What To Do During A Terror Attack - YouTube

Avraham I. Rivkind, M.D., Head of General Surgery and Shock Trauma Unit at Hadassah University Hostpital Ein-Karem, gives tips on how to react during a terro...
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Dr. Rivkind describes what to expect during a disaster, in particular a terrorist attack, and describes key things that individuals should do during such an event.  Of course the most basic and yet one of the hardest thigs to do is remain calm, the second is to estabilsh control.  This is where the facility's staff should be heavily trained because in such a crisis, whether it is a natural disaster or a terrorist attack, people will be panicking and looking for a uniform to follow.  It is for that reason that staff members should be easily identified and trained  on how to handle such a crisis until police or other emergency manager arrive on scene to take control.

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3 Cities That Used Disaster to Revitalize Their Future | Emergency Management

3 Cities That Used Disaster to Revitalize Their Future | Emergency Management | Sports Facility Management.4239455. | Scoop.it

 

In the following weeks, Mayor Maddox would get the final totals for the destruction: 5,362 homes impaired or demolished, 53 dead, and 1,200 injured. Twelve and a half percent of the city was destroyed. Seven thousand people were left homeless and thousands of jobs were lost. “And all this happened,” Maddox says, “in six minutes.”

 

 


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For those cities who have had the unfourtunate experience in dealing with a disaster, they well know that it takes much longer to rebuild their territory as opposed to having it destroyed.  City planners and emergency management teams are likely to rebuild and plan in such a way to avoid building structures that could cause loss of life during another disaster, as well as take further preventative measures to allow for prompt notification of a potentially occuring disaster.

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Building Code Resources | FEMA.gov

Building Code Resources | FEMA.gov | Sports Facility Management.4239455. | Scoop.it
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Emergency management has come a long way and the structural design of buildings has too.  For example, one of the most basic requirements for a public building is to have doors that swing out instead of inward.  This is so when people panic during an emergency, which crowds tend to do, they can push the exit door open rater than pull which would go against the flow of traffic keeping people pinned behind the door.  These requirements go much further in depth then just door direction and seek to make public buildings as safe as possible when faced with a disaster.

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EmergencyResponsePlan

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In disaster prepardness, planning is essential.  Read.gov explains how to prepare and plan for a disaster as well as displayes information on how to ensure that a particular facility executes emergency management techniques together and with little confusion as possible. When it comes to emergency management reacting as soon as possible can save countless lives.  Quick reaction time is not the only factor for emergency management, each disaster may require a different response so just telling people to evacuate the premisis for every disaster may not be the answer and may even put them further in harm's way.

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The Essential Emergency Manager - YouTube

One of our greatest challenges as emergency managers is proving our value to elected officials, the tax paying public and even to each other. When we get tha...
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This video describes information about Emergency Managers on a larger scale than compared to what a sports facility would need however, the ideas and principals are the same.  It is imperative that there is a single person or group of people to be the liason between the first responders and the facility leaders in order to make sure that operations run as smoothly as possible when there is a crisis.  In doing so communication is unscrambled and direction can be established.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency

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For emergencies, call your local fire/EMS/police or 9-1-1. FEMA reviews all comments for appropriate content. Comments that are off-topic or include abusive ...

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In the possible occurance of a disaster or emergency, it is likely that FEMA will be involved, especially when there is a disaster in a place that is as heavily populated as a sports stadium.  It is for this reason that staff members are familiar with members of FEMA as well as know the protocol in relaying information to them as well as to other emergency response teams.

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