Nature of Emergencies Essay

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Some examples of these are the use of the voluntary sector not just being regarded, but also being given a role to play in emergencies, statutory or not with regard being given to the original reason they are not currently included. There could amendments made to identify “safe supporting roles” in which to use willing civilian bystanders providing extra manpower and releasing pressure in the response ( Dynes 1994, Drabek 1986).
Emergency planning in the UK: a unique perspective.

Part A) Nature of Emergencies
Joshua ST.Lyon
1370 Words
The 1953 floods are an early example of a response under the Civil Defence Act
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As technology progressed in the 70s and 80s larger and more risks and threats began to emerge with bigger corresponding incidents. In the 1980s, some sets of emergency services began to work together to develop new, sporadic early methods of interoperability (Dillion 2014).
This trend of larger risks has continued to develop into the 21st century with added risks appearing on the NRR (HM Government 2015); more dangerous and capable terrorists (Glees 2005), bigger and more dangerous COMAH sites (Marriott 2015) the potential for antibiotic resistant bugs and viruses (Parker and Hadmer) and increased frequency of extreme weather events with climate change (Association of British Insurers 2003). It could be argued that as society progresses technologically and socially so does the nature of the emergencies they will face in the future whether natural or man-made (WEF 2016). This developing nature also takes in ethical factors expected of the responding services, which in turn has changed the way the emergency services respond with a focus on accountability in the eyes of the public (Bissell 2013, Alexander 2002).
Emergency response to Major incidents has developed through lessons learned from incidents such as the 1953 floods and throughout incidents (Parker & Handmer 1992) in the technological boom of the 60s, 70s and 80s (Hopkin 2014) along with the increase in population and constant need for new housing much of which is built on natural

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