HCA675 Grand Canyon University Disaster Preparedness Interview Paper


Grand Canyon University

Question Description

Contact a disaster preparedness person at either a local hospital, or local city or county emergency services agency.

Interview your contact, asking the following questions:

1) "What do you consider to be the top three disasters for which you prepare?"

2) "What would you say are your top three lessons learned about managing a disaster?"

Write a paper of 1,000–1,200 words that summarizes your findings from the interview as well as from your readings.

Refer to the assigned readings to incorporate specific examples and details into your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.


Final Answer

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Disaster Preparedness
Student’s Name
Professor’s Name
Course Title



A disaster refers to an unplanned accident or natural occurrence which results in major
loss of life and damage to property. Most of these disasters usually exceed the ability of the
surrounding community to deal with it thus disrupting the normal functioning of the society.
Disaster can either be caused by natural causes or man-made causes where natural disasters can
either be geophysical, climatological, hydrological or biological (Carter, 2008). Man-made
disasters mostly include environmental degradation, accidents, and pollution which lead to other
adverse effects such as famine and drought. I held an interview with my contact at the local
hospital on disaster preparedness and this essay highlights the feedback that was received.
"What do you consider to be the top three disasters for which you prepare?"
Most of the disasters that occur in our current society are caused by natural causes and
they result in massive loss of life and damage to property. The top three disasters that require
preparedness are; floods, earthquakes, and storms. Floods rank high on the disaster frequency in
the United States. Most general floods are usually easily predictable except in the case of flash
floods. Flash floods are extreme sudden volumes of water that rapidly flow in a given area and
cause impeccable damage to the community as the people are not able to prepare for the floods.
In the recent past, following Hurricane Katrina, there were immense floods in Louisiana and
Mississippi which led t...

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