Sam 489 unit 6

The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response Affiliation: What is the role of communications in an Emergency Management Response plan?
Communication is necessary as it keeps people on the loop about what is taking place in as far as the steps for response are concerned. People will be in a better position and much more calm once they are aware of the efforts being put towards rescue as well. Communication also aids in seeking more help in areas that the response team is swamped with work. With communication, people are better able to plan for any in eventualities that might be unforeseeable but are bound to be experienced as people share thoughts and ideas during communication (Haddow, Bullock & Coppola, 2011).
Explain the ways in which response agencies communicate with one another
Response agencies such as the fire department, the police, the red cross team and other medic teams communicate using radio frequency whose signal is unlikely to be jammed by the type of disaster as well as it can still be used where mobile network is unclear. They mostly use short codes which they have been trained on in order to speed up communication and prevent other parties from understanding their discussion for security purposes depending on the disaster they are responding to.
Communication amongst these agencies is important for coordination purposes. For example in a fire disaster, the firefighters communicate with the medics about bring in a victim and the present physical condition of the victim. The medics will be prepared with the necessary equipment and hence attend to the individual without wasting any precious time. Communication among the agencies speeds up help as well as makes response run smoothly and faster hence saving more time and property (Perry & Lindell, 2006).
Haddow, G. D., Bullock, J. A., & Coppola, D. P. (2011). Introduction to emergency management (4th Ed). Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Perry, R. & Lindell, M. (2006). Wiley Pathways Emergency Planning. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.