Inddragelse af borgeres beredskabstiltag i operativt beredskabsarbejde

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    Involving citizen preparedness structures in operational emergency management Involving citizens as spontaneous volunteers is a controversial topic (Alexander, D., 2010; Harris, Margaret, Shaw, Duncan, Scully, Judy, Smith, Chris M., & Hieke, Graham, 2017). The aim of this paper is to understand the possibilities for and constraints to integrating citizens and their preparedness structures in the formal emergency management organisation, particularly in the emergency phase. Particularly the paper studies the organisational collaboration between citizens and the emergency management authorities, and how far this collaboration can go regarding integrating the citizens in the official organisation. Field work on practical experience with embedding citizens in the command post during storm surge related operations will be presented. Based on recent experience with annual storm the citizens of Jyllinge in Roskilde Municipality have developed strong civic structures for emergency preparedness. This includes emergency management planning in relation to citizen mobilisation for operational purposes. The concept “post spontaneous volunteerism” describes the phenomenon of citizens learning from the experience of spontaneous volunteering in emergency management operations and applying the experience in new, emerging civic structures aiming at mobilising, preparing and organising citizens for the participation in a particular emergency management operation in relation to the specific risk. Qualitative interviews with key actors among citizens and authorities where done and Facebook groups used for organisational and operational purposes by the citizens where monitored. In the face of climate change and the expectation of stronger and more frequent storms, flood events like those in Jyllinge will reiterate in the coming years, for instance it is described in the Danish National Risk Assessment that climate change will lead to more frequent situations with extremely high sea-levels (Beredskabsstyrelsen, 2017b). The role of citizens is mentioned as central both before, during and after serious incidents in the national strategy for prevention of accidents and disasters (Beredskabsstyrelsen, 2017a). The case considered in this paper of citizens organising themselves and adapting to the operational structures of the emergency management authorities is particularly interesting since this opens for the possibility to train, guide and deploy the citizens in a structured and targeted emergency management operation.
    Bidragets oversatte titelInddragelse af borgeres beredskabstiltag i operativt beredskabsarbejde
    Publikationsdato29 jun. 2018
    StatusUdgivet - 29 jun. 2018
    Begivenhed27th Annual Conference of the Society for Risk Analysis Europe: Risk & Uncertainty - From Critical Thinking to Practical Impact - Mid Sweden Universitey, Östersund, Sverige
    Varighed: 17 jun. 201820 jun. 2018


    Konference27th Annual Conference of the Society for Risk Analysis Europe
    LokationMid Sweden Universitey


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