Strategies choosing safe, resilient scenarios, and maintaining credibility


  • Strategies shift from minimizing damages towards increasing resilience, choosing scenarios where efforts will work safely, reducing potential chain events, involving safely stakeholders and reducing complexity.
  • Adapt warning systems and strategies to probabilistic forecasted scenarios.
  • Focus on maintaining or restoring initiative in decision-making, on providing a predictable environment for operations. Build an organizational structure to overcome uncertainty, based on anticipating the scenario probable evolution and strategies and tactics to deal with them.
  • Maintain credibility and reach affected population specifically and all the public.

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Possible Solutions

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FIRESENSE project (Fire Detection and Management through a Multi-Sensor Network for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Areas from the Risk of Fire and Extreme Weather Conditions)


Automatic early warning system integrating multiple sensors to remotely monitor areas of archaeological and cultural interest for the risk of fire and extreme weather conditions


SUSTAINING NETWORKS IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT A Study of Counties in the United States Kapucu, Naim; Garayev, Vener; Wang, Xiaohu (2013); Public Performance & Management Review, 37(1), 104–133 The increasing scope and severity of disasters has led to the wide adoption of collaborative practices through networks in the field of emergency management. Networks are most effective when they can be sustained over time. This study develops a model of the factors that influence network sustainability in emergency management. Using data from a national survey of county emergency managers in the United States, the study finds that convergence of organizational goals, utilization of information and communication technology, and, most important, interorganizational trust are all significant influences on network sustainability in emergency management. The results indicate the significant role of trust-building among emergency managers in sustaining an emergency management network.