Short Paper on Disasters and Emergency Management

    Write a 3-5 paged paper (excluding the title page and references). Your paper must include an introduction, the body in which all items below are addressed and references cited, a well-defined conclusion, and reference page. Your paper must include at least 5 scholarly references (no Wikipedia!).  References should be scholarly peer reviewed journal articles, official reports or from other reading resources. 

    Each disaster follows a general pattern in its development and dividing disasters into phases is useful from both a response and research point of view. 
    Examples include the following:
    Earthquake
    Tsunami
    Tornado
    Flood
    Fire
    Winter Storm
    Heat-related Disaster
    Volcanic Eruption
    Avalanche
    Disease epidemic or pandemic
    Bioterrorism
    Nuclear event

    You must address in your paper the following:
    1) What issues in this disaster would make triaging of victims a challenge?
    2) What Public Health issues may ensue (e.g., infectious disease outbreaks) and what can we do to mitigate the events? 
    3) How can interagency cooperation and local collaboration be effectively utilized?

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