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Human factors challenges in emergency management : enhancing individual and team performance in fire and emergency services

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edited by Christine Owen. --Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. , c2014.
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This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research that has been conducted within Australia, funded by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre. The chapters source and contextualize their own research practice within the context of the international research literature.
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Owen, Christine
Responsibility
edited by Christine Owen
Place of Publication
Surrey, UK
Publisher
Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (254 p.)
ISBN
9781409453062 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Emergency Responders - psychology
Firefighters - psychology
Ergonomics
Work Performance
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management - Australia
Fire management - Australia
First responders - Job stress - Australia
Fire fighters - Job stress - Australia
Human engineering
Other Subjects
Australia
Abstract
This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research that has been conducted within Australia, funded by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre. The chapters source and contextualize their own research practice within the context of the international research literature.
Contents
1. Human Factors in Emergency Management -- 2. Stress and Wildland Firefighter Safety-related Decisions and Actions -- 3. Expert Decision Making and the Use of Worst Case Scenario Thinking -- 4. What Were They Thinking? A Model of Metacognition for Bushfire Fighters --5. The Role of Affect in Individual and Collective Performance in a Sociocultural Context -- 6. The Impact of Team Member Familiarity on Performance: Ad hoc and Pre-formed Emergency Service -- 7. Leadership, Communication and Teamwork in Emergency Management -- 8. Firefighter Decision Making at the Local Incident and Regional/State Control Levels -- 9. Coping Ugly: Errors, Decisions, Coping and the Implications for Emergency Management Training -- 10. Creating Cultures of Reflective Learning in the Emergency Services: Two Case Studies -- 11. The Challenges of Change in Future Emergency Management: Conclusions and Future Developments.
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e-Book
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