Home Tag "crisis management"

Community Outreach During Disasters Improving with Social Media

By Merritt Kearns                           
Faculty Member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Public University

According to the National Incident Management System and the National Response Framework, community outreach during disasters is the responsibility of public information officers (PIO). PIOs must keep the public informed with accurate and timely information within the framework of the incident command system.

Will the Elliot Lake Mall Collapse Change Emergency Readiness and Response Policy?

By Michael Sale It always seems eerie to me when I’m attending a conference and the subject of the event is playing out in real life, somewhere else. Such was the case at the recent World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM)when news spread that a mall, in Elliot Lake, Ontario, had collapsed, prompting a call for a Toronto-based HUSAR (Heavy Urban Search and Rescue) team to be dispatched to search for trapped survivors.