ABSTRACT

Forgotten Disaster Victim: Reducing Responder Injury   [open pdf - 715KB]

From the thesis abstract: "First 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."

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2017-03
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Public Domain
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Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library: https://calhoun.nps.edu/
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application/pdf
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Cohort CA1405/1406
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