The paper “ Effectiveness of the United Kingdom Emergency Management System” is an exciting example of the case study on management. The United Kingdom emergency management system has faced significant reforms and challenges in the last two decades due to increasing disasters (United Nations 2008). The possibility of facing disasters such as the 2005 London Bombing raises the issue of the effectiveness of the UK emergency planning arrangements in managing huge disasters and mass casualties. This paper explores key organizations involved in disaster management, types of agency management structures, elements of potential conflicts, and recommendations. Disasters in the UK and emergency organizationsDisasters in the United Kingdom range from natural to manmade disasters.
The geographical location, climate change, sea-level rise, and rainfall intensity makes it technically and economically impossible to prevent all-natural disasters such as flooding, severe storms, as well as gales, heavy snow, heat waves, drought and fires (Sahin, Kapucu, and Unlu, 2008). The 2007 floods, for instance, destroyed more than 55,000 properties, killed 13 people, left 350,000 people with no water access (Pitt, 2008). Today, about 5 million people are living in flood risk areas in England and Wales.
Inland regions experience severe storms and guts. Also, heat waves, droughts, global warming present challenges to UK residents. Catastrophic transportation fatalities, air crash accidents, raid road, and sea transportation fatalities call for effective disaster management. In the last decade, riots, and protests incidents result in significant impacts and damages. Emergency recovery involves the process of rebuilding, restoring, and rehabilitating the community after a disaster (United Nations 2008). Recovery involves humanitarian, economic, infrastructure, and environmental aspects that should be rebuilt and restored. Emergency organisations begin the recovery process with the emergency response and continue for days or even months to ensure effective and holistic recovery.
Establishing the recovery process as soon as possible minimizes the damage at the scene of the disaster.
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