The paper “ Disaster Management Plan for the Birch Green Area” is a forceful example of the case study on management. Catastrophes and disasters can occur at any time and at any place. Therefore, Being always prepared beforehand to ensure the safety of life and property is a wise thing to do. Effective response during that time of the disaster goes a long way in helping to save life and property. Slackness and insensitive response are fatal to the rescue operations making it to be a failure because of the heavy loss and damage that would occur all around.
This essay is going to deal with how a major disaster could be avoided and if such a disaster occurs what measures should be put into place so that the rescue operations are successful. One of the most successful institutions of disaster management that have helped millions of people around the world is ‘ World Vision’ . From the 1960’ s ‘ World Vision’ has selflessly rendered their effective emergency services and aid globally during disasters. In 2007 alone, World Vision had responded to approximately 85 disasters around the world.
(World Vision, UK) Given below is a scenario of a certain disaster that took place and an analysis of how the problem was dealt with will be discussed. Background of the scenarioThe Birch Green area of Skelmersdale reported that a raid had taken place during mid-day, involving terrorist activities. The suspects were caught red-handed on the location in a house used for their terrorist activities. Many computers, stolen credit cards, checkbooks, and money orders were seen scattered about the place. Further evidence taken from a hard disk on the premises proved that the gang was probably planning a Chemical or Biological attack.
There was also proof of information about the location of hang gliders and other aircraft clubs in the vicinity of NW England. On scouring the crime site it was found that the bathroom had been used to prepare a substance making use of different chemicals using some chemical formulae and the following equation is what was used for the process – 2 NaCl + 2 H2O → Cl2 + H2 + 2 NaOH
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