Disaster Response

Disaster Response

The United States Coast Guard and Spontaneous Volunteers: Collaboration or Chaos during Disaster Response

By Joshua Gilbert – Executive Summary – Spontaneous volunteers who conducted search and rescue (SAR) in the aftermath of major hurricanes, such as Katrina in 2005, Harvey and Irma in 2017, and Florence and Michael in 2018, are changing the …

The United States Coast Guard and Spontaneous Volunteers: Collaboration or Chaos during Disaster Response

Statewide Access Programs: A Key Component to Eliminating the Post-Disaster Access Challenge

By George Renteria – Executive Summary – This thesis explores the topic of access management and its relationship to U.S. incident management policies and practices. Specifically, it examines how the implementation of statewide access programs might better integrate private sector …

Statewide Access Programs: A Key Component to Eliminating the Post-Disaster Access Challenge

The Last Responders: Approaching the Disaster after the Disaster through Community-Led Long-Term Recovery Coalitions

By Alana Tornello – Executive Summary – Recovery is the disaster after the disaster. The claim has been whispered around the proverbial campfires of emergency management (EM) for decades.[1] Scholars, practitioners, and survivors provide evidence to support this claim, particularly …

The Last Responders: Approaching the Disaster after the Disaster through Community-Led Long-Term Recovery Coalitions

Book Review: Out of the Whirlwind; Supply and Demand After Hurricane Maria by Philip J. Palin

Palin develops fictional characters amalgamated from interviews and real-world experiences to describe varying supply chain concepts and effects during the post-Maria recovery. The result is an engaging, novel-like narrative that highlights the importance of post-disaster supply-chain resilience.

Reviewed by Kristopher Thornburg

Building Community Capacity and Resilience through Improvements in Economic Recovery

By Kevin McMahan – Executive Summary – Disasters in the form of weather patterns, earthquakes, and human-made catastrophes have become more frequent and severe in recent years. These events have a direct economic impact on communities. The losses incurred, in …

Building Community Capacity and Resilience through Improvements in Economic Recovery

The God Protocol: In Search of a Common Ethical Approach to Disaster Response

By Eric Soucie – Executive Summary – Domestic disaster relief in the United States has undergone various changes in terms of public expectations, legal authorities, and operational approaches over the last several decades. Some have argued that this trend has …

The God Protocol: In Search of a Common Ethical Approach to Disaster Response

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