Emergency Preparedness and disaster management in Hawaii

dc.contributor.author Helfand, Gary
dc.contributor.author Prizzia, Ross
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-23T00:47:43Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-23T00:47:43Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.description.abstract The research is an administrative case study based on an extensive review of Hawaii government documents and interviews with key personnel of the Hawaii Emergency Preparedness Committee, civil defense and other relevant officials. Describes the interagency coordination at the federal, state, county, and community level to improve capability. Also described and critically evaluated are the roles of interagency emergency preparedness training, disaster drills, and coordination and partnership with the private sector, such as medical centers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s designated “disaster resistant communities” in Maui and Hawaii County. Recommends that more frequent interagency drills, increased funding for family emergency preparedness and local community response teams, and continuous training by emergency response coordinators could improve state and county disaster preparedness and concludes that, overall, Hawaii is adequately prepared in emergency response capability, particularly in the areas of medical services and interagency coordination.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/09653560110395313
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10790/3186
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09653560110395313
dc.rights This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here http://hdl.handle.net/10790/3186. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
dc.title Emergency Preparedness and disaster management in Hawaii
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
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