Week 5 Discipline Emergency Management Communications Paper

Week 5 – Emergency Management – Communications

Read Chapter 5: The Disciplines of Emergency Management – Communications.

Question: For this week’s assignment:

1) Download the “Complete 9/11 Commission Report” found at http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/911Report.pdf (Links to an external site.) .

2) Read those parts of “The 9/11 Commission Report” related to communications problems found at the World Trade Center complex. Problems related to the FAA, NORAD, the White House, FBI, etc. are not considered problems with the WTC complex even though they appear in “The 9/11 Commission Report.”

3) Describe two different difficulties that were faced on 9/11 with the WTC communications systems as cited in “The 9/11 Commission Report.” NOTE: The two communications problems should not appear within 15 pages of each other in “The 911 Commission Report.” Make sure you provide page numbers AND paragraph numbers from “The 9/11 Commission Report” in your reference citations to identify where you found your information

4) Have these difficulties been resolved? Describe the most current status on resolving the difficulties you selected in No.3. If you use an article for your research piece, provide at least one properly styled APA “in text reference citation,” including page number(s), in your response that identifies where you found your research. You should also include a Reference List with a properly APA-styled source entry. If you researched a video, the web address will suffice as long as you include a short statement as to how the video your response AND the approximate time it appears in the video.

Again, make sure you include both page number and paragraph numbers for the information you use from “The 911 Commission Report.”