Personally, I believe that to use effectively a machine or any tool to one need to have prior information about it and needs to have frequently used it. The experience he has in the use of the equipment will make him work most effectively and efficiently with the machine. Therefore, I propose that the disaster management equipment need to be used frequently by the people who are responsible for taking rescue actions in case of the occurrence of the disaster. The main reason is that through the frequent interaction with the machines and equipment, the workers are able to familiarize themselves with the machine operation. In addition, frequent use of the machine will always maintain the machine in reasonable working conditions. There have been instances in some regions where a machine that has been unused fails to works effectively during a disaster. This may occur because the workers were not actually aware that the machine had some technical problems. The frequent use and testing of the machinery are also beneficial because it will prompt the creation of infrastructure that facilitates the proper use of the specific machines. There have been instances especially in the third world countries where the machines are not able to use the small paths available in the informal settlements like the slums. Through the testing and use of the machines in such regions, the states can ensure that the roads are expanded to make the disaster response faster during the occurrence of one.
Components of the EMS Incident Command System and interfacing with other agencies
The incident command system is an agency in the United States that responds to all disasters through giving the communication to all relevant facilities to ensure that there is a quick response to disasters. It is composed of the incident commander, command staff, general staff, 200-level ICS and 400-level ICS. It is interfaced to the other institutions through a common communication plan, which helps in communication between various sectors during an incident. They have developed a strong integrated voice and data communication system with exceptionally efficient equipment and system.
Similarities and differences in a dirty bomb attack, nuclear power plant explosion and nuclear explosion
All the patients in the three disasters are likely to be contaminated with the radioactive radiations from either the bomb, nuclear plant or the nuclear bomb. During treatment, there is a need that the group giving the medical care has superior shielding material in all the three disasters to ensure they are not contaminated with the radioactive radiations. The difference is that the nuclear attack covers a bigger area as compared to a dirty bomb and has long-term effects in the areas. The casualties are also many in the nuclear explosion and nuclear power plant explosion as compared to the dirty bomb (Journals of pharmacy and bio-allied science, 2011).
Triage activities in the hot, warm and cold zones
In the hot zone, the patients are categorized truly first into the acute or the non-acute patients. Those acute patients who need immediate medical attention are attended to at the point of the triage. This is majorly done by the first people to arrive at the scene. The warm zone of triage normally assigns priorities to patients for the transfer to the medical facilities either by road or air. The cold zone of triage is where there is rapid categorization of patients by qualified medical officers where the patients are taken to the treatment centers where further examination is done (Journals of pharmacy and bio-allied science, 2011).
Two common themes found in Bonfire collapse and Amtrak train derailment
The two common themes found in the two different incidents have a functional means of communication and having a pre-incident planning. Both of these themes are referred to as very important in the successful management of most of the common disasters in the United States. The theme of pre-preparedness then calls for the frequent use of the equipment to ensure that the workers are familiar with all the machinery. Effective communication refers to the transport network, technology and familiarity between the workers in the fire and rescue department (Firefighters online, 2011).
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