disaster communication

Disaster Preparedness and Response Webinar

A Different Kind Of Disaster: Human Factors In Complex Emergencies

This article, from Disaster-Resource.com, explains the difference between three different types of interpersonal dynamic in a disaster - neighbor helps neighbor, neighbor competes with neighbor, and neighbor fears neighbor,  and suggests ways in which disaster responders can deal with each.

Effective Communication

This course, from FEMA, provides an introduction to how individuals can communicate effectively in emergency response. It includes training on using technology in communication, effective oral communication, and how to prepare an oral presentation.

NIMS Communications and Information Management

This course, from FEMA, follows on from the NIMS: An Introduction course to describe in more detail how the NIMS system is used to enable communication between agencies and jurisdictions in disaster response

NIMS: An Introduction

This course, from FEMA, introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management

This training, from FEMA, outlines the history of the voluntary organizations that respond to disasters and explains the key role that they play during the entire disaster management cycle. It also introduces the entities (National Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster, the Donations Coordination Team) that foster government/voluntary agency coordination throughout the emergency management cycle.

How to Build Relationships for Diocesan Response

This brief guide, from Episcopal Relief & Development, explains how dioceses (church regions) can coordinate communication between churches for a more effective disaster response.

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