disaster management training Articles

  • Agency coordination and the role of the media in disaster management in Hawaii

    This study utilises survey research to describe and explain the role of the primary agencies, emergency managers and media reporters in agency coordination in disaster preparedness and response in Hawaii. An administrative case study is also utilised, based on an extensive review of Hawaii government documents and interviews with key personnel of the Hawaii Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC), ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rhode Island disaster initiative

    The Rhode Island Disaster Initiative (RIDI) is providing research in the areas of readiness, technology and training to address the significant gaps that remain in real-time medical response to events involving the use of weapons of mass destruction; terrorist use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive devices; mass casualty incidents and toxic industrial chemical and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Planning for disaster recovery

    Q: When is a business disaster not a complete disaster? A: When you have a disaster recovery system in place, of course. The dictionary defines disaster as “an occurrence that causes great distress or destruction”. Any business can be affected by natural disasters, like recent weather patterns, contrived disasters such as the credit crunch, or even physical disasters like the loss of your ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response

    The Western European nation has 20 mobile diesel-driven pumps on standby, ready to assist in national and international emergencies. One of the smallest and most densely populated countries in Western Europe, the Netherlands has nearly 10 million residents who live and work below sea level. Without active water management and primary flood defenses, ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • BBA Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Response for Floods

    Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response In its latest edition, the North American PUMPS & SYSTEMS magazine publishes an in-depth article featuring the history and current usage of emergency mobile pumps. The Western European ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Voluntary commitments to disaster risk reduction

    Civil society organisations play a key role in facilitating stakeholders, including government actors and local communities in dialogues and planning processes around risk reduction. They are therefore well positioned to drive innovation, including by promoting risk approaches that implement ecosystem‐based responses as an integral part of broader risk management. Unfortunately many local ...


    By Wetlands International

  • NATO and Old Dominion University co-host disaster and incident management symposium

    The 2008 Azalea Festival Symposium entitled, 'Katrina over Hampton roads: are we ready?' was held 15?16 April at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and brought together over 250 attendees from 25 nations. Keynotes included Commissioner Jan Franssen, Queen's Commissioner for South Holland; Lieutenant General (Ret) Russel L. Honore, Former Commander, Joint Task Force Katrina; and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Identifying competencies that predict effectiveness of disaster managers at local government

    This research is to determine the soft competencies through behavioural approach that predict effective performance for disaster managers. This research uses 21 samples of disaster managers at the local government where they will be selected based on possessing an effective performance in humanitarian logistics. The results showed that there were significant differences between effective and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving disaster response efforts with decision support systems

    As evidenced by Hurricane Katrina in August, 2005, disaster response efforts are hindered by a lack of coordination, poor information flows, and the inability of disaster response managers to validate and process relevant information and make decisions in a timely fashion. A number of factors contribute to current lacklustre response efforts. Some are inherent to the complex, rapidly changing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Local government involvement in disaster preparedness in the USA

    The federal government's role in community disaster preparedness in the USA has historically been limited to assisting communities after a disaster has occurred. Recent years, however, have seen an increase in the complexity of disasters, making it more difficult to manage the response. Local organisations often do not have the resources or the training to effectively react to the needs created ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disaster risk assessment management - implications to urban development and agriculture - experience from Kosovo

    The level of integration of DRAM into spatial planning is limited in Kosovo despite the fact that Kosovo has experienced several floods, earthquakes, landslides, and avalanches. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–HABITAT) through its Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme (MuSPP) funded by Swedish Government (Sida) is supporting different partner municipalities towards ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An examination of interdependencies among major barriers to coordination in disaster response

    This paper reports two exploratory research studies conducted to identify major barriers to coordination in disaster response and to understand causal relationships among those barriers. In the first study, two expert panels (emergency operations centre directors and firefighters) participated in a Delphi survey to identify and prioritise major barriers. In the second study, five focus group ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Spill on Tradition - How Lubicon Lake Nation is coping with disaster

    Resource development often conflicts with traditional land use and can be a source of frustration for many Aboriginal communities focused on protecting their traditional territories. In areas where oil and gas development is taking place, oil spills are not uncommon and many companies struggle to find local capacity to assist them in establishing both preventative and reactive planning to ensure ...


    By ECO Canada

  • Developing GIS tools for planning, mitigation and preparedness for large scale emergencies and disasters

    Emergency and disaster management involves four stages: mitigation (planning), preparedness, response and relief. Concerned authorities at different levels (central, state, district, etc.) play different roles and have different responsibilities in each phase of emergency and disaster management. Geographic information system (GIS) based tools have been shown to be useful in the response and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disaster preparedness and response: a challenge for hospitals in earthquake-prone countries

    An effective and immediate response from hospital personnel is critical to meet the needs of affected populations at the time of an earthquake disaster. Hospitals need to develop, practise and continuously update an effective disaster/emergency medical response plan. Communities and impacted regions cannot depend on immediate medical and humanitarian aid from other outside sources to meet medical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Preparing for the Worst: Ten Relatively Easy and Inexpensive Things that Most Wastewater Systems Managers Can Still Do to Improve Thier Disaster Preparedness

    ABSTRACTHurricane Katrina in 2005 served as an emergency preparedness wake-up call for many agencies, including wastewater systems. That event provided some new lessons in utility disaster preparedness, but primarily provided reminders of previously-known lessons. Hurricane Katrina and other events have dramatized the potential impact of natural and man-made ...

  • The Culligan UF-P2 water filtration system - smart well technology for disaster response & beyond

    A Longstanding Commitment to Innovation & Philanthropy As a global leader in water treatment, Culligan has developed innovative industrial and commercial water treatment systems for over 70 years. The company's worldwide network, strong service capability and revolutionary technology offers customers one source for end-to-end water treatment solutions tailored to help meet their ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • Simulation techniques for training emergency response

    The Institute for Simulation and Training (IST), University of Central Florida, in conjunction with the US Army and the Orange County (Florida) Fire Rescue Department, have developed and fielded a series of simulation techniques for conducting disaster exercises and training public safety personnel to respond to disasters. Simulator training offers several important advantages, including cost and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Axion waste processing plant training case study 1 – Management team at MBT plant

    The full recovery system was a unique and complex MBT and AD plant. Individual equipment suppliers were not able to provide training in the combined waste recovery system as an overall integrated process. Machinery was not yet operational so separation stages could not be seen working. The new management team was a complex mixture of people, recently recruited from different ...

  • Workplace Safety Training – A Double-Edged Sword

    Building workplace safety awareness on the job can be an application of two extreme views of managing people. The first would be analogous to the army first sergeant, who might tell his troops, “What I’m about to teach you will save your life, because if you don’t learn it I will kill you!” Or there’s the less threatening approach that ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

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