It is common practice in the Emergency Management field to learn from past cases, and share and adopt proven documents and templates which are then adapted to current local circumstances and needs.
It is common practice in the Emergency Management field to learn from past cases, and share and adopt proven documents and templates which are then adapted to current local circumstances and needs. For this week’s post, share links for at least two Crisis Communications Plans that you find published by different entities which you are using as reference for your own plan you are creating. Discuss how you found them, and what their strengths and weaknesses are.
If you have information on any events you know those plans were used in, discuss how well you think the Public Information Officers followed the plan, and the consequences, good or bad, from doing so.
Begin to create a Crisis Communications Plan for the fictional town of Bobsville. Use the chapter “Developing a Crisis Communications Plan” provided in the textbook and Appendix A as a guide. Use the [description of Bobsville] for existing information, and create any details necessary to create your plan that is not already in the description.
[67% of assignment grade]
Your initial Crisis Communication Plan should be ~1-2 pages and have:
Purpose and Objectives
Firstly, system for Notifying key publics
Secondly, crisis Communication Team members
Thirdly, media Spokespersons
Further, list of Emergency Personnel & Local Officials
Also, List of Key Media contacts
Additionally, crisis Communications Control Center
Also, equipment & Supplies
Further, ESF7 Logistical Resource Support annex
[33% of assignment grade]
As part of integrating with Bobsville’s Crisis Management Plan/Emergency Operations Plan begun in EDMG220 that you have been developing in each course, create a 1 page maximum ESF7 Logistical Resource Support annex.
Use the FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide pages 3-15 through 3-18, and Appendix C-19, IS-807, as well as published ESF7 examples found online to inform your annex. Here are some supplemental materials on the Emergency Support Functions: (ATTACHED)
FEMA – ESF and Support Annexes Overview
FEMA – ESF Support Function Annexes Introduction
Your Bobsville ESF7 Resource Support annex may contain:
Purpose and Scope
Describe what functions this annex controls
Direction & Control
ESF Coordinator in charge of these functions
Bobsville & Regional Support Agencies that can assist with:
Temporary Facility access
Submit your 1 page maximum ESF7 annex as a separate document from your Crisis Communications Plan.+