natural and technological hazards and risk assessment
Must have this book to complete discussion on the required reading:
The Historical Context of Emergency Management in the Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola text, â€œIntroduction to Emergency Managementâ€
Read Chapter 2: Natural and Technological Hazards and Risk Assessment.
In the â€œConclusionâ€ to Chapter 2 of the textbook, the authors state, â€œâ€¦ a community needs to know and understand their risks if they are to effectively manage themâ€ (p.68).
This is a two-part assignment. For Part 1, describe a natural hazard AND a technological hazard that you face today in your daily life or job. Provide a specific example of each to support your response.
For Part 2, research the Internet and find a graduate-level article or short video (20 minutes or less) that agrees or disagrees with the authorsâ€™ statement. Explain your position.
If you use an article for your research piece, provide at least one properly, APA-styled â€œin text reference citation,â€ including page number(s), in your response that identifies where you found support for your agreement or disagreement with the authorsâ€™ statement. You should also include a Reference List with a properly APA-styled source entry.
If you researched a video, the URL web address will suffice as long as you include a short statement as to how the video agrees or disagrees with the authorsâ€™ statement AND the approximate time it appears in the video.
Remember, there is a two-page maximum for this assignment. The first page should focus on Part 1 of the question. The second page should deal with Part 2 of the assignment. If you fail to provide an article or video to this assignment there will be an automatic fifty percent (2.5 point) reduction in your grade.