Although there may be similarities, every location has its own set of threats and hazards to prepare for, respond to and mitigate. A successful Emergency Management program to include exercise development is dependent on the ability to understand the threats and hazards that could impact a community. Without this understanding, emergency response will only be generally prepared to provide a meaningful response.
“No matter how good a communication system is, it can, and will, fail at some point.” – David
In 2001 -2002, while assigned to the 557th Military Police Company in the Republic of South Korea like other Military Police organizations and other units we conducted exercises to test our Standard Operating Procedures and reinforce collective and individual skills. For Military Police units, this included Law Enforcement Operations outside the concrete that makes up a city.
The day started just like any other day and everything was great, until it happened. A disaster has affected your business operations. It could be a natural disaster, manmade or technological; your most important assets, your employees, have been and could be affected. How will you inform your employees of the hazardous situation and provide them instructions and updates to ensure their safety or will you rely on governmental agencies to provide that information?