The Behavior of First Responders and Their Initial Definitions of Acute Chemical Emergencies

Date
1983-10
Authors
Quarantelli, E. L.
Gray, Jane
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Publisher
Disaster Research Center
Abstract
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There seems to be general agreement that accidents and disasters involving dangerous chemicals have been increasing in modern societies in recent years (Fawcett, 1981). Considerable research of a technical nature has been undertaken on the problem. However, very little attention has been paid to the behavioral, that is, the human and group aspects of the matter. To begin to close this gap in knowledge, the Disaster Research Center (DRC) in 1977, under a three year grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation, launched a three year study of sociobehavioral responses to acute chemical emergencies.
Keywords
chemical disaster , chemical emergencies , sociobehavioral responses
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