- April 27, 2020
Ithink the problem with the Smith Hill Organization is its poor plan, whereby the emergency organizationsfailed to trouble shoot the plan to ensure that it was effective. Thecity did not give the emergency management enough emphasis. It failedto allocate adequate resources to the plan for it to attract amatching fund from the state. Another problem that faced theemergency organization is that the city’s plan required them to getextra equipment from the neighboring communities, which they had notdeveloped a good relationship with (Smith,2011).Additionally, they failed to put an overall head and to assignspecific duties to the participants.
Aneffective emergency plan needs to have proper staffing whereby staffsunderstand their titles, duties, and reporting lines. This ensurescorrect tracking correspondence, data and minutes maintenance, andthe like (Lindellet al., 2006).Smith Hill’s Emergency plan failed in this sector, as it failed toassign specific duties to participants, a reason why I think itrequires improvement. The Emergency Organization also lacked anoverall head. The overall manager sees to it that those under him orher perform their duties. Lack of an overall leader means less or nosupervision, which is a recipe for a plan’s failure. Smith Hill’splan faced financial problems as they allocated inadequate funds toit. The city also did not have an emergency leader to determinewhether the expenses exceeded the budgeted amount.
Onmy view, the plan organizers need to visit council meetings orseminars. This is to help them understand how to draw an effectiveemergency plan. The city can also seek an outside consultant torewrite their emergency plan. Finally, once they have developed a newplan, they must allocate specific roles to all staff members toensure each participant understands his or her duty, and the plan’sobjectives.
Lindell,M. K., Prater, C. S., & Perry, R. W. (2006, July 15).Fundamentals of . Retrieved November 12, 2016,from https://training.fema.gov/hiedu/aemrc/booksdownload/fem/
Smith,G. (2011). Planningfor post-disaster recovery: A review of the United States disasterassistance framework.Fairfax, Va: Public Entity Risk Institute.