Essays on Exploring Approaches that Empower Community Members to Engage with Emergency Authorities Research Proposal

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The paper "Exploring Approaches that Empower Community Members to Engage with Emergency Authorities" is an outstanding example of a management research proposal.   The past few decades have been rife with several disaster situations, whether man-made, accidental, or intentional. A look at the most devastating and the most publicized disasters of the past few decades is profound in terms of disaster preparedness and response. Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and the tropical storm Debby ravaged parts of New Jersey, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico (Brennan, Cantrell, Spranger, & Kumaran, 2014). The events of September eleventh were one of the most shocking disasters of the modern world.

These disasters are famous not only for the destruction they caused but also for what happened in terms of response in the near period after the occurrences. One constant after natural disasters is the number of expectations from the people of participation from all levels of government. Such major events increase pressure from locals on national, state, federal, or local governments and from non-governmental organizations (Sperry, 2013). The public expects, and rightly so, that the governments will actively participate in the disaster management and response coordination efforts. However, natural disasters are as unpredictable as they are devastating.

This often gets in the way of effective planning and response when it matters. The emergency response management community continues to face increasingly complex circumstances and situations that get in the way of the operating environment. The complexity of disaster management takes the form of an increased number of incidents. This can be attributed in part to the effects of global climate changes (Accuweather, 2013). The threats are becoming more and more unfamiliar and require more information to analyze and make informed decisions about, often with very little time.

There are new players involved every time, and the technology is becoming more complex. The combination of these factors has created a different landscape in risk management when it comes to natural disasters.


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