Essay on emergency management

Submitted By Kaviraj-Padda
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Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Analysis
(HRVA)

October , 2013

Risk priorty1/ RISK INDEX 16-Earthquake
- geographical location puts Vancouver BC in a high risk zone
- earthquake would most likely result from convergent activity along the Cascadia subduction zone – activity along transform faults could also trigger a violent damaging earthquake as activity generated from tectonic movements along fault lines can cause high magnitude initial shock waves and many aftershocks
- Table 1.1 shows a list of high magnitude historical earthquakes located in or near the city of Vancouver British Columbia. (TABLE RETRIEVED FROM http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/historical.php)
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- to manage earthquake damage we can: design earthquake reistane infrastructure and or strehgthen exisintg buildings to withstand tremors/quakes.
- provide education and emergency procedure in schools and workplace enviornments.

Risk priority 2/ RISK INDEX 6-Transportation Accident – ROAD
- High frequency
- According from an ICBC traffic collection stat in 2007 there were: 67,978 drivers involved in collisions
372 fatal collisions
25,064 persons injured these large numbers can be reduced by having larger fines for frequent offenders and revoke driving privileges after a certain number of accidents in an allotted time.
Current laws are changing with technology and having a ban on using cellphones is a great way to progress towards the future.
Risk priority 3/ RISK INDEX 9- Fire – industrial
- http://embc.gov.bc.ca/ofc/fire-reporting/stats/pdf/2012stats.pdf
- BC Dollar Losses, Fire Injuries and Fire Fatalities 5 Year Summary
- process of a fire begins with fuel, source of ignition, oxygen and the process of combustion.
Year
Population for BC
Total Number of Fires
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities
BC Fire Injury/ Fatality Rate*
2008
4,384,047
8092
168
41
57
0
4.7/1.3
2009
4,459,947
8718
165
35
53
0
4.4/1.2…