The imaginery type of emergency is an earthquake, centered on the Hayward fault line, at a magnitude of 5.0.
Individuals that should be called to action to assist are as follows:
A****s Damage Control: These should be people who know how to analyze things, know how to figure out what can be done in a certain amount of time. They can be male and female.
Recovery of the injured/deceased: People who do not have weak stomachs and can focus on recovering bodies, no matter what their injuries may be. They should be strong as they will need to move heavy things around such as building parts, cars, and other heavy objects. This should predominantly be done by men who are strong -- preferably without back problems or heart problems.
Assisting the Injured: Without medical personnel, would need somjeone who may be attending school to become a nurse or doctor, or who may have someone in their family in the medical field that they have learned from, or those who know general first aid. They should come to the forefront to help the injured as much as possible.
General Leaders: They should play on behalf of groups of individuals -- find out from the a****sors what's going on, lead people as to where they are to go, what they need to do, etc. This should be people with excellent leadership skills.
Contact People: For people who need to contact their family members, this could be the general area where people can check on their families and families can check on them; facebook, twitter media processes will also be used.
Journalists: Capture the story as accurately as possible, getting your sources from actual people who have experienced the crisis.
Others: For whatever help is needed, these people will be there to be assigned to various positions.