Efforts to protect individual and community safety during emergencies include considerable collaboration between government officials, first responders, and various public and private agencies. One of the primary objectives of all emergency management planning is to protect public health. Public health officials must work alongside emergency managers to protect people and communities. Likewise, municipal and public safety officials must contribute their efforts to ensure the swift repair of critical infrastructure and utilities, which are necessary to protect the health and well-being of communities.
For the Community Preparedness and Response section of your AAR (3-4 pages), research information related to the cooperation of the public health, public safety, and/or municipal officials during your selected emergency crisis. In this section of your report, discuss the following:
- Discuss the major strengths of the collaboration efforts between emergency responders and public health, public safety, and municipal officials to promote effective response and recovery during the incident.
- Discuss the primary weaknesses of the collaboration between emergency responders and public health, public safety, and municipal officials. How did ineffective collaboration hinder efforts to protect public health and/or restore community functioning?
- Provide short- and long-term recommendations for improving the collaboration between public health, public safety, and municipal officials in emergency or disaster management.
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