Causes of Disasters – Prevention – Management – Mitigation – NDMA – Response to Disasters – Training & Preparation of NDMF – Dealing with Media – Responsibility of NDMF and transition of site to local authorities – Necessary Policies.
Quotations for considerations:
- “The fundamental causes of most disasters arise from human and organizational failures – inadequate safety protocols, corporate hierarchies, conflicting egos or plain laziness” – Robert Bea (Disaster Specialist).
- “The impulse… to devote resources to predicting the next (Disaster) makes (one) more vulnerable to those not predicted. It is better to invest in preparedness, not in prediction… One can have a clear idea of the consequences of an event, even if one does not know how likely or when it is likely to occur… Plan to mitigate the consequences” – Nicholas N. Taleb .
- “Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.” – General George S. Patton