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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Development and evolution of a crisis support service at an international airport

    In response to increasing concerns about the impact of disaster recovery work on responders, Pearson International Airport (PIA) in Toronto established Canada's first airport based 'critical incident stress team' in the fall of 1989. The original aim was to support the local airport community particularly in the event of an air disaster. Over the 17 years of operation, the goals and services of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ALPDIRIS: a new project for IES Solutions

    A new project for IES Solutions: ALPDIRIS The participation of IES Solutions to EU-funded projects goes bigger: a new one, called ALPDIRIS (Alpine Disaster Relieve for Italy and Slovenia), has just started. ALPDIRIS is a project funded by DG-HOME, the European Commission Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs. The project aims at enhancing the cooperation between ...


    By IES Solutions. S.r.l.

  • Enhancements to TargetSolutions’ infrastructure will require action for some customers

    TargetSolutions is taking steps to modernize its platform and strengthen its overall infrastructure. As part of these enhancements, it is necessary to change Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. If your organization has whitelisted sites associated with TargetSolutions by IP, you will need to alert your IT department about these important changes. ...


    By TargetSolutions

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