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Flashcards in Disaster Recovery Deck (10):
1

What is the goal of recovery?

To restore the community to a normal level of functioning

2

What is the goal of the immediate recovery period?

Preservation of life

3

What happens in the immediate recovery period?

Shelter and emergency supplied provided by local gov and volunteers
Community breakdown, media, coordination from multiple agencies

4

What is the goal beyond the immediate period?

Restoration of local health care resources
Local, state, fed gov assistance, small business admin loans, rebuilding, individuals should return to normal functioning

5

What should be done to recover after a chemical incident?

Decontamination of facilities, equipment, vehicles, law enforcement, mental health, environment

6

What should be done to recover after a biological incident?

Law enforcement, engage public health, post-exposure prophylaxis, mental health, environment

7

What should be done to recover after a radiological or nuclear event?

Long term monitoring, significant psych impact, fever, cancer, birth defects, devastation of a community

8

What happens in a natural disaster that makes it hard to recover?

Massive structural damage, high mobidity/mortality, many displaced

9

What happens in an explosive/trauma event that makes it hard to recover?

Massive casualty and mass fatality incidents possible, significant structural damage

10

What should be done in crisis management?

Counseling for public/rescue workers, post event debriefing, after action report to identify problems, referral to specialist