Select one of the following disasters where circumstances, politics, and the media have elevated the disaster to a focusing event:
These disasters will cause policy change affecting emergency management doctrine and comprehensive planning at all levels of government and the private sector. Provide an overview of the disaster, paying particular attention to the sections listed below.
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Discuss future policy changes that would enhance emergency management. Lastly, reflect on how these changes will affect emergency management professionals at the local, state, federal and private sector.
· Type of disaster (focusing event);
· Environment (physical, political, social);
· Exposed problems by media and social outlets;
· Inequities and society and vulnerable populations;
· Future policy changes; and
· Personal opinion.