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disaster framing Quick reference
...disaster framing A social construction of disasters by the mass media, the political establishment, and civil society organizations/actors. Disaster framing is necessary to interpret, organize, and understand the large amounts of disorderly information that exist in the ensuing chaos of a disaster. However, disaster framing is also used to duck responsibility ( see blame avoidance ) or to reinforce disaster myths. One of the most fallacious but enduring frames is one of extreme violence or looting in the wake of major disasters. This inaccurate media...
Emergency Response Coordination Centre Quick reference
...modules’, and these modules can be rapidly deployed by the ERCC in the case of an emergency. A number of modular disaster and emergency management exercises, known as ‘ModEx’, are held every year to rehearse activation, deployment, and coordination of modules. Since its establishment the ERCC has coordinated the European involvement in a number of incidents, including the 2014 Balkan floods, the Ebola response, and the earthquake in Nepal in April 2015 . The centre’s website is located at ...
civil protection Quick reference
...body tasked with overseeing federal- and state-level disaster preparedness and response capabilities in the 1990s. Following the terrorist attacks in 2001 , however, civil protection in the US became integrated into the broader concept of homeland security with the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security in 2002 . At the local level, modern civil protection includes training programmes such as Community Emergency Response Teams , for example the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) program, organized by the San Francisco Fire...