Guide to Emergency Management Requirements Incident Response
Natural and/or man-made catastrophic events are quickly becoming the norm. Indeed, since the 1970s, the number of weather and climate-related disasters alone has more than quadrupled to around 400 per year.Unfortunately, for responder agencies, few things are more challenging than procuring and deploying the right resources to the right people and places during complex disasters covering wide areas and causing mass casualties and damage. In these scenarios, the imperatives of incident response routinely overwhelm the resources and capabilities of individual agencies acting alone. Meeting the life and property-saving objectives of the disaster response, then, requires an influx of personnel, skills, technologies, facilities, equipment, and/or funding from other organizations.