Date of Award

8-2016

Document Type

Capstone-Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Program Name

Homeland Security

Capstone Instructor

Dr. Kathryn Lambert

Abstract

The CARVER matrix, MSRAM, and ORM contribute accurate risk assessments; however, the current risk methodologies are not readily replicated for use by the first-responders responsible to react to mass casualty events. The intention of this work is to contribute a singular risk assessment methodology to be utilized by first-responders prior to and during a potential mass casualty event that may be replicated with uniformity across the nation. First-responders will be interviewed to ascertain levels of risk perception and previous research will be analyzed in order to form the hybrid-risk assessment for first-responders. The end result is the Bruno Method, a First-Responder Risk Assessment.

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