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ERIC Number: EJ809917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Preparing for Disaster: Taking the Lead
Colber, Judith
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, v30 n5 p80-84 Sep-Oct 2008
In this article, Irwin Redlener, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness describes disasters in relation to five phases that may serve as a helpful framework for planning disaster response: (1) before the disaster (pre-disaster); (2) during the disaster (intra-disaster); (3) immediately after the disaster (immediate post-disaster); (4) before normalcy is restored (pre-normalcy); and (5) after the disaster (normalcy). In each of these phases, it is important to consider both one's own leadership responsibilities and the roles that others will play when an emergency occurs. Since the others--including parents, staff, and emergency personnel--will all be involved at the time, they should be consulted and included as much as possible in the planning process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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