By M.D. Auf Der Heide Erik
Makes use of learn on failures to shape a collection of rules for catastrophe education. Discussions determine difficulties in motivating and getting ready, together with political and financial elements. Misconceptions approximately mess ups are pointed out, together with communications and organizational networks.
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Logistical Support When organizations respond to a disaster, especially if they come from some distance away and need to stay in the disaster area for an extended period of time, they may require logistical support that cannot be provided in the routine manner (Kallsen, 1983:28; 1983). These needs may include: ● Fuel and maintenance for vehicles ● Sanitary facilities (latrines, showers) ● Food - Shelter and sleeping facilities Relief and replacement personnel ● Emergency message contact arrangements ● Figure 4-1.
Disasters may cross jurisdictional boundaries, create the need to undertake unfamiliar tasks, change the structure of responding organizations, result in the creation of new organizations, trigger the mobilization of participants that do not ordinarily respond to local emergency incidents, and disable the routine equipment and facilities for emergency response. As a consequence of these changes, the normal procedures for coordinating community emergency response may not be adapted well to the situation.
Disasters not only cross political boundaries, but also the traditional areas of private sector responsibility. Examples of the types of private organizations and institutions that may be-come involved are given in Table 4-4. Non-routine Tasks Another way in which disasters differ from routine emergencies is that they frequently create non-routine tasks. They also create tasks for which no organization has clear-cut responsibility. Often these tasks have no counterpart in routine emergency operations, and there are no precedents to help decide who is responsible for them (FEMA, 1983d; Quarantelli, 1965:111; Quarantelli, 1982b:159; Bush, 1981; Dynes, 1981:29; Parr, 1970:426; Dynes, 1978:51; Drabek, 1986:29).
Disaster Response. Principles of Preparation Coordination by M.D. Auf Der Heide Erik