Smith Hill – Coursework Example

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING AT SMITH HILL The Smith Hill emergency managed requires radical steps that are aimed at improvingthe status of operations. One of the main challenge that Smith Hill faced in its quest to come up with an effective emergency plan is lack of goodwill from the political leaders who considered it as not a matter of urgency. They thus, failed to allocate funds for emergency programs. Failure to attend inter-organizational meetings such as the Regional Emergency Planning Council by the key leaders of the town means less inform and ideas on developing an effective emergency planning (83).
There are a number of activities that Smith Hill need to undertake order to come up with an effective emergency management organizations. The first step is to consider the fundamentals that are needed to allow proper running of a local emergency agency. The development of a local emergency management committee (LEMC) is key to the establishment of horizontal connections with other bodies such as the NGOs, the government as well as the private sector as the key stakeholders in emergency management. Vertical connections will be facilitated by the LEMC towards households and the state. Such linkages will allow the flow of information and ideas that are necessary for effective planning. The success of an emergency management plan is determined by a number of factors such as exposure to hazards or vulnerability of the community, the amount of support received from the community in terms of finances and other resources, staffing and the management of the organization. Hence Smith Hill need to rank themselves based on these determinants.
Reference
Lindell, M. K., Perry, R. W., Prater, C., Nicholson, W. C., United States., & United States. (2006). Fundamentals of emergency management. Washington, D.C.: FEMA.