This article is written on the premise that planning and exercising to prepare for industrial incidents is of utmost importance if emergency responders are to expect an favorable outcome. The author offers several examples and suggestion on how to conduct proper planning, information gathering, and table-top exercises.
Type of Material:
Article from on-line journal related to emergency management
In service training topic
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Comprehend the seriousness of industrial emergency incidents;
Learn that specific planning is key to effective incident management;
Understand the rights of fire departments when requesting and acquiring information;
Be exposed to table-top drills and exercises;
Target Student Population:
Applicable to all secondary education and higher student levels and population. Special Population: fire service personnel
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic understanding of industrial emergency incidents.
Points out specific examples relating to the right-to-know act.
Offers a brief explanation and description of a table-top exercise.
It would be a better representation of the target audience if more fire service and industrial plant representatives were interviewed.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Good article for industrial fire protection courses for research and/or discussion topics;
The article is web-based, therefore would be an excellent resource and forum activity for online courses.
Title of material in collection does not accurately reflect the article's application to pre-incident planning.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
MERLOT link brings user directly to the article;
Entire article is on one webpage and only the scroll feature is require to view and read.
Depending on computer resolution, font size is small and may pose a problem for some.
Other Issues and Comments:
One reviewer expects to use this as a additional article an NFA course.
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