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Managing spontaneous community volunteers in disasters : a field manual

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Orloff, Lisa. --London, England: CRC Press , 2011.
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Orloff, Lisa
Place of Publication
London, England
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
312 p.
ISBN
9781439818343
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Planning
Rescue Work - organization & administration
Volunteers
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Handbook
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Handbook of emergency response : a human factors and systems engineering approach

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33517
edited by Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz. --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , c2014.
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Badiru, Adedeji Bodunde
Racz, LeeAnn
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edited by Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxiii, 724 p.)
Series Title
Industrial innovation series
ISBN
9781466514577 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Planning
Emergency Responders
Ergonomics
Rescue Work - methods
Rescue Work - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management - Technological innovations
Rescue work
Survival and emergency equipment
Incident command systems
Human engineering
Contents
Contents: Robotic technologies for first response: A review -- A practical, simplified chemical agent sensor placement methodology -- Harnessing disruptive technologies: Quick systems engineering for emergency response -- An emerging framework for unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace system: Opportunities and challenges for first responders and emergency management -- Optimization in evacuation route planning -- Evacuation planning, analysis, and management -- Hierarchical optimization for helicopter mission planning in large-scale emergencies -- Planning and management of transportation systems for evacuation -- Riverflow prediction for emergency response: Military applications using artificial neural networks -- Understanding the influence of the "cry wolf hypothesis" and "false alarm effect" on public response to emergency warnings -- Accessible emergency management: A human factors engineering approach -- Framework for preparing for the unprepared -- Lest we forget: A critical analysis of bioterrorist incidents, national exercises, and U.S. prevention, response, and recovery strategies -- Resilience to WMD: Communication and active participation are key -- First responders: A biomechanical evaluation of supply distribution -- Dynamics and dangers of therapeutic strategies for organophosphate poisoning: A physiologically based model -- Coordinated project systems approach to emergency response -- Overcoming obstacles to integrated response among incongruent organizations -- Decisions in disaster recovery operations: A game theoretic perspective on organization cooperation -- Integrating Department of Defense response with nongovernmental organizations during a disaster -- Time is a murderer: The cost of critical path drag in emergency response -- Coordination and control in emergency response -- Managing the complexities of incident command -- Begin with the end in mind: An all-hazards systems approach to waste management planning for homeland security incidents -- Creating effective response communications -- Assessing the state of knowledge about emergency management in other countries -- Framework for real-time, all-hazards global situational awareness -- All-hazards response team preparation: Planning and training concepts -- Medical supply chain resiliency in disasters -- Decision support for inland waterways emergency response.
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Fire and Rescue Services : Leadership and Management Perspectives

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Peter Murphy, Kirsten Greenhalgh, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This unique text fills a major gap in the emergency services literature by surveying the research on fire and rescue service management in the UK. An extensive evidence base focuses on organizational culture, leadership skills, standards, and accountability, emphasizing the services' dual roles as first responders and guardians of public safety and prevention. The implications for international public health and safety programs are made clear as the services' recent history illustrates the comp…
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Murphy, Peter
Greenhalgh, Kirsten
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Peter Murphy, Kirsten Greenhalgh, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 240 p.) : 14 illus., 4 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319621555
9783319621531 (print ed.)
9783319621548 (print ed.)
9783319872438 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Responders
Firefighters
Rescue Work - organization & administration
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Abstract
This unique text fills a major gap in the emergency services literature by surveying the research on fire and rescue service management in the UK. An extensive evidence base focuses on organizational culture, leadership skills, standards, and accountability, emphasizing the services' dual roles as first responders and guardians of public safety and prevention. The implications for international public health and safety programs are made clear as the services' recent history illustrates the complex challenges typical of functioning within local and national political contexts. Chapters take on a broad range of management, leadership, service delivery, and staffing concerns, including: Evolution and adaptation of fire and rescue services during periods of expansion and austerity; Civil protection as a local and national priority; Structural issues: assessments and improvements, collaborations with other services; Emerging social concerns: diversity, gender equality, the aging worker population; The concepts and consequences of heroes and heroism; Future directions for governance, transparency, and accountability. Fire and Rescue Services complements the earlier volumes in the Leadership & Management of Emergency Services series with equal parts realism and vision. It should interest a wide audience of public policymakers, public managers, and emergency service personnel, as well as academics and researchers.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Gathering Storm: Modernisation, Local Alignment and Collaboration. Fire and Rescue Services Under the Early New Labour Administrations from 1997 to 2005 -- 3. Consolidation and Improvement: Fire and Rescue Under the New Labour Administrations 2005–2010 -- 4. Another Turn of the Screw: Fire and Rescue Under the Coalition Government of 2010–2015 -- 5. Peer Challenge: A Sector-Led Approach to Performance Improvement in Fire and Rescue Services -- 6. Collaboration in the Emergency Services -- 7. Governance and Accountability to Service Users -- 8. The Making of a Hero: An Exploration of Heroism in Disasters and Implications for the Emergency Services -- 9. Older Firefighters: A Problem to Be Managed or a Resource to Be Valued? -- 10. Feeling the Heat? Management Reform and Workforce Diversity in the English Fire Service -- 11. The Use of Equality and Equality Frameworks by Fire and Rescue Services -- 12. Governance Matters -- 13. Scottish Fire and Rescue Services Reform 2010–2015 -- 14. Command and Control of Fire and Rescue Operations in Sweden -- 15. 2016 and the Future: Changing the Governance Paradigm as Well as the Operating Environment if Not the Financial Context.
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