After scanning over the book and looking at the things my classmates have selected I chose to do Emergency Management. The book defines Emergency Management as “ the process of preparing for, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from an emergency” (Ammon, Southall, & Nagel, 2010, p205). Emergency management to me would be one of the most important jobs at a facility because this could mean life or death.
Being in charge of emergency management means you are responsible for preparing for any kind of emergency ranging from severe weather to injuries to fans or the people competing. The person not only has to come up with a plan for every situation possibility but also has to test the plan to see if they work. If for some reason the plan is not successful then a new plan must be made. No matter the situation and how good the plan might be there always needs to be a backup plan just in case something might go wrong in the original plan. The person in charge has to make sure all employees are properly trained and know their duties in any emergency situation. There also needs to be an emergency medical response plan with trained people who can use automatic external defibrillators.
Yes an event can run without emergency management if no emergencies take place but if one were to occur then things could get really ugly. Emergency plans are made to help save lives. Accidents happen every day but with a good emergency plan the damage the accidents cause can be cut down tons.
Ammon, R. Jr., Southall, R. M., & Nagel, M. (2010). Sports Facility Management: Organizing Events and Mitigating Risks (2nd ed.).