Title

Disaster Response Management

Publication Date

12-3-2016

Document Type

Contribution to a Book

Department

Political Science

Publication Title

Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance

Editor

Ali Farazmand

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_716-1

Abstract

Unwelcome community events (crises, emergencies, disasters, and catastrophes) require that the resources of the community be organized to deliver services to the victims in the most efficient and effective manner. To meet this goal, the emergency management organization for the community develops a threat assessment, creates plans for responding to these various potential events, organizes personnel and materiel resources to implement the plans – including training, equipping, and exercising – and works with the community to prepare for self-support during potential events. The response becomes necessary when the threat materializes as an event, and people, property, and the environment are threatened with harm or damage. The response may come from the local community or from many levels of government, depending on its severity and the scope and specialized nature of the response that is needed.

Keywords

Emergency Medical Service, Emergency Response, Disaster Response, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Disaster Area

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