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ACCESS model

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
147 words

One of two models, the other being the *pressure and release model (PAR model), that have been developed by

accident

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
66 words

An event with a negative, unwanted outcome. The meaning of the term has developed over the last centuries from the

adaptation

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
78 words

The process of change, for example of strategy, mode of operation, or form of organization, to adjust to new circumstances.

adaptive planning

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
135 words

A common-sense approach to planning that applies existing plans to novel circumstances by decreasing the level of detail of the

altruism

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
156 words

Denotes people’s tendency to help others rather than behave selfishly or panic in *disasters and *emergencies. Since

apocalypse

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
101 words

The end of the world as described in the Bible’s Book of Revelation. It is the ultimate disaster that challenges

Area Command

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
46 words

A strategic-level organization in the *National Incident Management System that oversees the management of multiple incidents, usually physically separated

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
89 words

An independent *NGO operating in the Asia-Pacific region. Launched in 1986, ADPC works to promote disaster awareness and

asset

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
67 words

Any physical or intangible entity with a defined ownership that provides service or gives value to a process, system, or

assistance

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
135 words

Denotes any kind of professional aid flowing from unaffected areas into a *disaster or *emergency *response or

avalanche

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
268 words

A *mass movement of rapidly falling or sliding snow and ice, often mixed with soil and rock. Avalanches represent

base camp

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
81 words

A temporary facility providing appropriate living and working conditions to staff engaged in *emergency or *disaster relief operations.

biological hazards

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
180 words

Organisms, or organic matters produced by organisms, that are harmful to human health. These include parasites, viruses, bacteria, fungi, and

blame avoidance

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
101 words

Posits that political leaders and bureaucrats primarily seek to claim credit for positive outcomes and minimize blame for negative outcomes.

blind retrospection

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
106 words

Political theory of voter retrospection that assumes that, in *disaster situations, voters possess bounded rationality and will therefore not

buffer zone

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
90 words

An area between two differently zoned areas that serves the objective of preventing adverse effects in one specific zone to

building codes

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
121 words

Requirements used by architects, builders, and developers to guide the design of buildings to resist natural *hazards. Building

business continuity management

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
166 words

A holistic process aimed at strengthening an organization’s ability to sustain performance under pressure. The history of BCM can be

business continuity plan

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
189 words

The processes and procedures that are carried out by an organization to ensure that mission-critical functions continue to operate during

capability

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
77 words

A property of a person, an organization, or a system in the shape of a feature, faculty, or process that

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