Chapter 5 DDR
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A document that describes how the jurisdiction might respond to a disaster.
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
A warning system that requires all media providers to comply with any requests from national officials to communicate to the public in the face of an emergency.
Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
A central location where leaders can gather information, discuss options, make decisions, disseminate policy, mobilize resources, and communicate with involved parties.
The movement of people away from potential or actual hazards for the purpose of safety.
The opening of an EOC with all pertinent actors and functions.
The process of identifying what hazard is about to occur or has taken place.
The movement of people away from a hazard.
Increased readiness conditions
Rating system that is sometimes based on numerical numbers (ex. 1-4) and denotes the severity of an event along with appropriate measure to be taken.
The opening of an EOC with some pertinent actors and functions.
The location or relocation of evacuees and others to places of refuge, which is a function that is frequently required in many disasters.
Tracking the flow of patients in a hospital or clinic to determine trends and consequences of diseases.
The movement of people from low areas to higher areas (moving from lower floors in a building to those above or the roof if there is a fire or flood)
Advanced notifications that allow people to take measures to protect themselves and their property. It indicates that the hazard is imminent, is taking place, or has occurred.
Notification that conditions are ripe for a hazard to occur.
Chapter 5 DDR
Chapter 5 DDR Spring 2016