Emergency Response

Emergency Response




Emergency Response

An emergency is the abrupt occurrence of an incident that causes both direct and indirect havoc to the people within that place. An explosive emergency may occur as a result of the explosion of oil, bomb, suicide bombers or the radio controlled and vehicle borne devices. Even if such emergencies may happen without a prior notice, it is important for every individual and the organization to make proper planning so that can help them to deal with such an ordeal without wasting any other time. Such preparations will help them in showing a quick response during and immediately after the explosion.

In this article, I would like to base my analysis on Prof. John Evans and Mr. Thomas E. Debek’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Curricula: Contexts, Cultures and Constraints. In deed, this journal published by the University of Denver’s Department of Psychology is quite educative because it explores all the disaster mitigation strategies that can be explored right from before, during and immediately after the occurrence of any such disaster. In their research, these authorities report that it should be upon the individuals and organizations top be conscious of their environment. They should understand the potential threats that may result into such disasters that come with lots of material and psychological loss to the people.

I agree with these scholars for reporting that in case of an abrupt explosion, the information should be spread all over to warn the people from nearing such scenes. This is because; they may also be victims of the remnants of that particular emergency. Besides, there should be quick arrangements to carefully involve experts in the evacuation of the casualties. All the casualties should be removed from such scenes. As the authors argue, this will help in preventing the further spread of the explosion to other areas that would otherwise be safer. 


Haddow, G.D. & Jane A.B. (2003). Introduction to emergency management.

Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann.