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Risk factors in emergency response: a review of investigations of emergency response in Norway

Abstract

We present a systematic review of investigations of some large incidents in Norway from 1999 to 2008. The purpose of the review is to identify factors that affect the risk level during emergency response.We found that the most important factor that increases the risk level for rescue personnel and civilians is lacking acknowledgement of risks due to lack of knowledge, causing inadequate counter measures. The most critical mistakes are made during the early stages of
the response operation, before the external expertise arrives on the scene.

Category

Academic article

Client

  • EU / 256980
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 187799
  • EU / 261817

Language

English

Author(s)

  • Gyrd Brændeland
  • Atle Refsdal

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Digital / Software and Service Innovation

Year

2013

Published in

International Journal of Emergency Management

ISSN

1471-4825

Volume

9

Issue

2

Page(s)

127 - 150

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