Description

Assignment:

Points of Distribution (POD) can be extremely beneficial in disaster situations. They can also create concerns during an operation in regards to transporting supplies, safety, security and finding an optimum site for establishing a POD.

Pick one area, either beneficial or detrimental; briefly explain how that would affect a disaster operation, and how you would improve upon the process.

Introduction:

Points of Distribution (POD) has become a very important element for disaster and humanitarian response, and a critical element in logistics planning. Over the years this process has become more formalized, and has been perfected by many agencies.

A POD serves many purposes. It obviously distributes supplies- often food, water, ice, blankets. It can be used to distribute medications during disease outbreaks, pandemics, or radiation releases. But it also serves an important task of putting a “human touch” during disasters, providing direct care and access to the displaced.

Guideline:

Reference to appropriate authoritative resources and official websites. Must be accessible online. Use New Times Roman 12 font with 1” margins and APA style.The answer should be at least 250 words.

Useful file: https://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/IS26/FEMA_USAC…

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