Disaster Management and Response Strategy in Urban Public Safety of the U.S.A
This presentation is intended to provide response managers and others with an understanding of national preparedness and response system that is in place to address emergencies involving industrial accidents, natural disasters, public health and social securities. This paper describes a list of important competencies that have been identified and used for effective disaster response and the management and response procedures of a typical incident in USA, taking 2008 flood in Illinois as an instance. Using the concept of National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS), Incident Management Teams (IMTs) were trained and established in Illinois. These organizations were deployed into various positions so as to assist the governmental organizations at different levels in planning, commanding, decision making, etc.
M. S. Ye et al., "Disaster Management and Response Strategy in Urban Public Safety of the U.S.A", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 467-469, pp. 7-12, 2011