emergency management Articles

  • Emergency Planning & ADA

    A year ago, Laura, an SCM Team member, fell and fractured her knee cap.  Following surgery, for the next few months, she was non-ambulatory.  She could not walk with that knee.  She became very aware of the difficulties faced by people with special challenges and impairments.  Her experiences bring to mind that whether permanent or temporary, there are times where additional ...

  • Emergency management and ethics

    Though ethics underlie emergency management in important ways, they have received insufficient attention in the mainstream academic and professional literature. This has led to the problem of people being insufficiently addressed as beings of moral worth in disasters, in spite of the overall claim that the responses are for their benefit. In the emergency field they can instead be treated as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mapping an emergency management network

    We present a web-based method for mapping various relations between agents that have been involved in an emergency response operation. The method is based on combining a web-questionnaire with telephone interviews and it provides an efficient way of collecting large amount of information concerning the agents. By using the resulting network of agents, it is possible to perform various network ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Safety Leadership Spotlight | Using Leading Indicators to Drive Organizational Safety Performance

    On January 18th, I sat down with EHSQ Community member, and Principal, Larry Coco, of ESH & Quality Consulting, to hear his thoughts on how leading indicators are transforming workplace safety in business. Over the last 30 years, Larry has managed ESHQ teams in the commercial nuclear industry with Westinghouse and on operations contractor teams at Department of Energy weapons production ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • An Australian innovation in emergency risk management

    A 1997/98 risk management study in flood-prone areas of central western Queensland was the first practical application of national emergency risk management guidelines based on the Australian/New Zealand risk management standard [1]. The paper reports on the study, its outcomes and its implications for future comprehensive and integrated emergency risk management programmes.Keywords: Australia, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An online social network for emergency management

    Online Social Networking Sites (SNSs) are becoming extremely popular and can be employed in a variety of contexts. They permit the establishment of global relationships that are domain related or can be based on some need shared by the participants. Emergency domain-related websites, each with their own stated mission, are becoming widespread. Can a social network offer a solution to bringing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Inter-institutional relationships and emergency management

    'Public disasters', from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill to the 2008 US mortgage meltdown, involved many agencies and institutions, and present new challenges for the design of networks of institutions. In improved networks of institutions: the fox must not guard the henhouse; accountability will be enhanced rather than clouded; remediation is quick, with blame assigned later. This paper highlights ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emerging Technologies for Wastewater Biosolids Management

    This guide will help municipal wastewater treatment system owners and operators find information on emerging biosolids management technologies. Featured technologies can be used to reduce the volume of residuals to be managed, produce stabilized biosolids that can be used to help improve soil fertility and tilth, or promote the recovery of energy from biosolids. Technical and cost data for more ...

  • Emerging Trends and Complexities of Carbon Management

    Managing and reducing corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have emerged as top priorities in moving toward a sustainable future. Industry is starting to respond as both investors and the public become more in tune with the concepts of global warming and global air pollution. The once slow trend to drive corporate GHG reporting is now picking up speed and is no longer viewed as an ...


    By CSA Standards

  • An information management system for the emergency management of hurricane disasters

    Access to accurate and comprehensive information for a wide spectrum of topics to support hurricane disaster planning and response is of critical importance to emergency managers. This paper presents the development of IMASH, an Information Management System for Hurricane disasters. IMASH is an intelligent integrated dynamic information management tool, capable of providing comprehensive data ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Knowledge management systems for emergency management: a situational approach

    Research on the role and relevance of knowledge management systems in support of emergency management continues to grow. Knowledge management (KM) literature aptly suggests that KM systems have the ability to support emergency management. Well–designed and implemented KM systems offer more accurate information/knowledge representation relevant to communication and coordination efforts required ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The use of emergency operations centres in local government emergency management

    This paper presents exploratory research into how local government emergency operations centres (EOCs) are used during emergency management preparedness activities, through a questionnaire survey of 48 organisations from New Zealand, Canada, and USA. Analysis was framed by defining effective emergency management as a person–environment fit process in which both person (competence, response ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leading causes of fire emergencies managed by Rescue 1122

    Research study on Leading causes of fire emergencies managed by Rescue ...


    By Rescue 1122

  • Evaluation of multi-group emergency management with multimedia

    An evaluation of a prototype Multi-Group Operational Risk Management Decision Aid (MGORMDA) in an exercise environment is presented. The exercise follows the scenario of a drill that was conducted at Niagara Mohawk Nine Mile Point Nuclear Power Station Unit 2, in New York State. Several incidents were simulated, where the emergency operations room of the plant had to deal with the damage and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emergency management and the information society: how to improve the synergy?

    This paper deals with the paradox of the relatively low integration of Information Technologies and Communication Technologies in the field of emergency management. This fact earns our attention, since difficulties during the management of emergencies and crisis are most often related to these two issues, information management and communication. The analysis of the activity of emergency ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An overview of developing tribal emergency management in the USA

    As sovereign governments, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes are responsible for providing prevention, protection, response, and recovery for their members within the evolving Emergency Management (EM) environment in the USA. The current structure for the emergency response system in the USA does not fully embrace tribal sovereignty to allow tribes to maintain their government to government ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tunnel fire smoke modelling for emergency management

    The current paper describes the investigation of parameters related to accidents in tunnels in the framework of the "Advanced Training System for Emergency Management" project, A-TEAM. On this basis, the flow field is investigated within tunnels, and its effects on fire development and smoke concentration fields for these emergency cases are reconstructed. This is achieved with the use ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The need for digital educational resources in emergency management

    The internet offers potentially great benefits to the emergency management community as a medium that can provide quality information resources 24 hours a day/seven days a week (24/7). Concern is growing that the emergency management field will have a glut of information but a dearth of knowledge. Systematic efforts to select, digitise, and effectively present basic information and guidance are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A look to the future: emerging trends in crisis management

    This article looks to the future by discussing emerging trends in the field of crisis management. The ideas presented are intended to begin a larger discussion on how top management must be future oriented to make sure that crisis planning is not just a once a year or ad hoc activity. The article discusses traditional and emerging trends in the context of crisis management. It also introduces the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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