Critical Incident Management

Critical Incident Management
Sony L. Ransom
Professor: Erick Burks
August 19, 2012

When it comes to responding to a critical incident some form of preparation is needed to form emergency management to deal with emergency situations. Being prepared is the key in organizations response, mitigation, and recovery efforts. In these days and times, we are faced with many critical incidents involving responders from different disciplines, agencies, and jurisdictions. It is critical that when emergency assistance is needed each of them share the same goals. A positive less severe outcome is determined by how well responders provide effective and efficient assistance to emergencies. In order to reach this goal, organizations must go through a preparedness phase first. Preparedness places the emphasis on developing a sound management plan. A sound management plan includes flexibility as well as adaptability. Without the two elements it would be difficult to respond to emergencies without delays. Planning, communication/information, cooperation, training, and preparedness are all elements that make up an organized disciplined response team. All organizational, jurisdictional, and disciplinary members should be equipped in all areas to handle natural and manmade disasters. Scenario-planning fosters cooperation making a better understanding of roles in the response efforts.  

Planning In Critical Incident Management

Critical incidents are highly stressful situations and in many cases unexpected. They are considered traumatic events that occur in or outside of any organization or institutions environment. Critical incident management involve: workplace shootings, construction site accidents, employee suicides, bank robbery, plane crashes, major earthquakes, hurricanes, or any incidents that is witnessed that produces intensive emotional response from a traumatic event. (Moynihan, 2011).
The September 11, 2001 attack on U.S soil disclosed the...