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dc.contributor.advisorRichter, Anke
dc.contributor.authorWright, Anthony James
dc.dateMar-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-10T16:31:25Z
dc.date.available2017-05-10T16:31:25Z
dc.date.issued2017-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/52955
dc.description.abstractFirst responders, including firefighters, police officers, emergency medical service workers, and disaster clean-up teams, are often the forgotten victims of disaster response and recovery, suffering higher injury and illness rates than other population groups. Hampered by limited data collection from past disasters and few existing disaster response injury studies, this thesis examined disaster response case studies to illuminate responder injury and illness issues. Recommendations to reduce injuries and improve responder safety include better training before a disaster, proper use of personnel protective equipment, and strict enforcement of existing policies, rules, and laws at the scene of a disaster.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theforgottendisa1094552955
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleThe forgotten disaster victim: reducing responder injuryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPetrie, Michael
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authordisaster responseen_US
dc.subject.authordisaster recoveryen_US
dc.subject.authorinjury ratesen_US
dc.subject.authorsafetyen_US
dc.subject.authorrespondersen_US
dc.description.serviceDeputy Director, Public Assistance Consolidated Resource Center, Denton, TX, Federal Emergency Management Agencyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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