Part A- Original Contribution: Minimum 1 page AMA format After reading the McKenzie Report

Part A- Original Contribution: Minimum 1 page AMA format
After reading the McKenzie Report- https://www.essaybishop.com/write-my-essay/nyc.gov/html/fdny/pdf/mck_report/executive_summary.pdf and the Peek articles (attached) which analyze the individual, organizational, and community actions and reactions during the 911 crisis, consider some of the problems that were identified through these after action reviews and research. Then in your post,
• Briefly summarize the 911 event and the emergency preparedness and response issues these after action reviews and research describe.
• How could additional policies and training have improved response to this crisis?
• Reflect on what you have learned in this course and how it will impact your abilities as a public health professional to prepare and respond appropriately to emergencies. Identify a key concept or tool you learned in one of the following areas:
a. Coordinating with local and federal officials
b. Preparing for an emergency
c. Risk communications
d. Dealing with special populations
c. Hazard assessment
d. Response to an emergency
e. After action analysis
• How could you, as a public health professional, have applied this concept or tool in preparing and/or responding to a similar crisis?
PART B-Response post ½ page minimum AMA format to classmate post below

Classmate Abdelslame’s post
Week 8 Discussion


Briefly summarize the 911 event and the emergency preparedness and response issues these after action reviews and research describe.

I think the preparedness and response for 911 were pretty good given the severity of the crisis. Nobody predicted that the towers would collapse. So if the towers never collapsed the outcome and the after action reviews would be very different. After the attack at 8:46 am, the FDNY protocols established an Incident Command Post in the lobby of the World Trade Center 4 minutes later.1 Then EMC commanders began to set up geographic areas around the scene where ambulances were staged and patients were triaged, treated and transported to hospitals. The EMS Assistant Chief of Operations assumed overall EMS Command at the Incident Command Post, reporting to the Incident Commander.1 Everything was going smoothly up until chiefs started to face communication problems due to radio traffic congestion. This could have been prevented if EMS channels were not on the same frequency. This congested problem was ultimately exacerbated by many ambulances dispatched at the World Trade Center. Responders and personnel had difficulties because of communication failure– communications caused a delay in response. The article mentions that there must be an improvement process to evaluate, acquire and deploy technology and communications equipment and infrastructure.1

How could additional policies and training have improved response to this crisis?

Increase operational preparedness. Meaning expands the use of the Incident Command System and Create Incident Management Teams. This policy basically establishes a flexible command and control structure with defined roles, clear communications protocols, and adaptable procedures.1 By creating incident management teams, each member will have expertise in a particular aspect of incident management such as operations or planning.1 This will ensure improved response to a future crisis.

Reflect on what you have learned in this course and how it will impact your abilities as a public health professional to prepare and respond appropriately to emergencies. Identify a key concept or tool you learned in one of the following areas:

b. Preparing for an emergency
As a public health professional, I believe it is important to understand Emergency Preparedness and the right course of action to take in any given crisis. What concept I learned and mastered very well is preparing for an emergency. This weeks simulation in Franklin County has strengthened my abilities in how I would prepare for an emergency. I believe two important policies that I should always incorporate is an ICS and incident management teams. I feel that using these two policies and establishing them in an adequate manner, will mitigate harm, injuries, and miscommunication between the public and first responders and public health personnel.

How could you, as a public health professional, have applied this concept or tool in preparing and/or responding to a similar crisis?

I would apply the concept of preparing for an emergency by establishing an incident command system. So all team members know their tasks and duty and how to communicate in any given crisis.

Reference
1.
Executive Summary. 911. NYC.gov. https://www.essaybishop.com/write-my-essay/nyc.gov/html/fdny/pdf/mck_report/executive_summary.pdf. Accessed August 10th 2018.