Evaluating the Success of the Evacuation Evacuation was what took place in order to prevent people being killed or injured due to the heavy bombing of major cities during the war. 1,474,000 schoolchildren, mothers and children, handicapped people, teachers and pregnant women were moved from areas prone to bombing to countryside areas by the government. 2 million people were also evacuated privately, staying with friends and relatives away from the cities in 1939. The first evacuation was brought into effect on 1st September, though this was done in vain due to the 'phoney war' and many people returned home. When the Blitz began in 1940, they were re-evacuated, and again in 1944 when the V1 and V2 rockets were sent over. Many different groups of people had different aims and ideas for evacuation. The government brought evacuation into effect with the aim of moving as many people and saving as many lives as possible. They used methods of propaganda to encourage parents to evacuate their children. Source D is a photo of evacuees at bath time and was issued by the government during the war. The boys all look happy and well, they are being washed and cared for, and, most importantly, they are safe from the German bombs. As the government issued it, the photo would have been used as propaganda, because seeing the children safe would put parent's minds at rest, or encourage parents who had not sent their children away to do so. Evacuees had very varied experiences of evacuation, from being very scared, as seen in the following quote from Source C: "All you could hear was the feet of the children and a kind of murm... ... middle of paper ... ...o talk." "â€¦We hadn't the slightest idea where we were going." Which shows how some evacuations were not well organised. In conclusion, I think evacuation was generally a success. Many lives were saved because of it, and many evacuees had great experiences. Though, there were many failures of the system as well. During the war, 43000 people died in the bombing and many of them were children. However, many more children would have died had evacuation not taken place. Evacuation also had many successful after-effects. After seeing the state of some city children, it brought their living conditions to the attention of others. Following the war, a new Labour government was elected, who created a 'welfare state', which featured services for health and poverty. This helped make Britain a much more equal place.
The use MEDEVAC in the U.S. Army has been in place since the Korean War, it was used to transport soldiers when wounded on the battlefields back to the CASHs and MASH units for immediate care. The pilots, medics, crewmembers, nurses and flight surgeons that have flown and been assigned within these units are very proud of their service. The demanding schedules, fast reaction times and service these crews experience create a tight knit unit. Through the modernization (that the army started pushing in 2005) to realign aviation assets in Combat Aviation Brigades (CABs) has caused a substantial loss of historical identification for these units.
disaster and who is to preform those steps. With a clear, documented disaster recovery plan in place the risk from a disaster can be minimized. While there is no way to plan for every disaster that could happen, the likely disaster can be planned for and the risk minimize as much as possible. The disaster recovery plan is the documented efforts that IT will perform to minimize the risk of catastrophic failure. This document is a requirement for any IT audit that is performed on the Clinica Tepeyac information systems department.
Another benefit is provided by the company is emergency ride home programs. Emergency ride home (ERH) programs provide commuters who regularly carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, or transit to work with a reliable ride home when unexpected emergency arises. ERH programs are designed to rescue commuters who are worried about how they will get home in the event of an emergency. ERH programs may be established by individual employers. Usually the employer will pay for a taxi or rental car home in the case that an employee who is carpool passenger has to leave in the middle of the day or the carpool driver is for some reason unavailable. ERH tends to be a low-cost way to encourage carpool use, especially if a company only fills in coverage for areas
Escape Fire, is a collection of eleven speeches that Dr. Donald Berwick, co-founder and president of the US Institute for Healthcare Improvement, spoke about in the annual meetings of the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care between 1992 and 2002. The three main issues that are at the core of all these speeches are: focusing on the suffering, building and using knowledge, and cooperation. . This article explores the possibilities to tackle these issues (escape fires), in order to create a sustainable healthcare system. Dr. Berwick paints a correlation between the combustible healthcare system, and a forest fire that ignited in Mann Gulch, Montana in 1949, for which the article is named. In this fire, the foreman, Wag Dodge,
Government preparation efforts had been in the works for years prior to Hurricane Katrina striking the Gulf Coast. In fact a recent as 2004 a hurricane drill was hosted by FEMA simulating a disaster event rivaling that of Hurricane Katrina including the evisceration of the city in also a similar manner. This drill, otherwise known as the “Hurricane Pam” drill, caused enough of an effect to get additional funding for preventative measures.
In an opinion piece written by Cornel West published the Guardian in September 2005 was written as a response of outrage to inform the general population about the government action that was taken before and after Hurricane Katrina in the hardest hit city – New Orleans. By making the focus on race and poverty West places New Orleans in the category of the third world ‘long before Hurricane Katrina’ – but compares the fact of when the poorest citizens of New Orleans were left in the super dome as the hurricane raged outside – compares it to a contemporary version of social Darwinism. This is a heavy but succinct summing up the fact that colonialism and racism certainly continues in the United States – consolidated by government policies and
Allow me to kick-off just like you did with strategic management. I could not agree anymore on how important and relevant strategic management is to the field of emergency management. In essence, one could see strategic management as a process of developing constant, and regular continue commitment to the mission and vision of an organization or agency. To maintain a clear focus in the field of emergency management, strategic management is critical for successful mission. Sang Ok (2008) emphasized that emergency management practice requires that more strategic approach and management styles be exploit more than before. This shows that, as the world advance, there
In the study of emergency management theory, there are many definitions at issue that we must discuss. I would like to give you a quick overview of some terms to the study of emergency management in the United States. The terms are fact, theory, opinion, expert opinion, thesis, hypothesis, and experiment.
The mentally ill who are living in custody, are totally dependent upon authorities for their welfare during a disaster, and therefore, they too are a vulnerable population (Hoffman, 2009). When disaster or emergencies strike, communities, homes, and lives are often impacted with negative implications. With over half of the prison and jail inmates diagnosed with some degree of mental instability, facilities face even greater challenges when addressing emergency response plans for this population. The day-to-day activities the general population perform such as seeking medical care, evacuating in the event of an emergency, obtaining food, shelter, and supplies are not possible for inmates. They must rely on authorities for all their basic needs. For the
The increase in unpredictable natural disasters events for a decade has led to put the disaster preparedness as a central issue in disaster management. Disaster preparedness reduces the risk of loss lives and injuries and increases a capacity for coping when hazard occurs. Considering the value of the preparatory behavior, governments, local, national and international institutions and non-government organizations made some efforts in promoting disaster preparedness. However, although a number of resources have been expended in an effort to promote behavioural preparedness, a common finding in research on natural disaster is that people fail to take preparation for such disaster events (Paton, 2005; Shaw 2004; Spittal, et.al, 2005; Tierney, 1993; Kenny, 2009; Kapucu, 2008; Coppola and Maloney, 2009). For example, the fact that nearly 91% of Americans live in a moderate to high risk of natural disasters, only 16% take a preparation for natural disaster (Ripley, 2006).