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Ashford HSM 101 HSM/101 HSM101 Week 1 Discussion 2 Hazards

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HSM 101 Week 1 Discussion 2 Hazards

Hazards. 1st Post Due by Day 3. In Chapter 3 of your primary text, Bullock et al. (2016) address natural, technological, and terrorism hazards. The authors suggest that “Americans seem to be more concerned with terrorist hazards than natural hazards…” (p. 83)

Initial Post

Does the government have a greater responsibility to address natural hazards over other type hazards? Discuss two major differences between a natural hazard such as the 2007 California wildfires and a technological hazard such as a critical infrastructure failure like the power grid failure on August 14, 2003. Specifically, address how the response to these hazards may differ and some of the challenges that first responders will face.

Your initial post must be at least 250 words in length. Support your post with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly or official government sources. Use APA formatting to cite your sources in text as well as at the end of your post.

Guided Response

Read your classmates’ posts. By Day 7, respond to at least two classmates. Using the third category of potential hazards compare and contrast the differences and similarities a terrorist hazard presents to first responders. Recommend using a terrorist-related hazards such as the Aum Shinrikyo Sarin Gas attack on the Tokyo Subway that occurred in March of 1995 or the Madrid train bombings in 2004. Does it really matter to first responders what type of hazard they are responding to? Should we have such a focus on the terrorism hazard when Americans are much more likely to be impacted by a natural or technological hazard? Support your post with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly or official government sources. Use APA formatting to cite your sources in text as well as at the end of your post.