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Collective ConvictionThe Story of Disaster Action$
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Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381236

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.001.0001

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Consolidating Disaster Action’s Influence and Contribution

Consolidating Disaster Action’s Influence and Contribution

(p.141) Chapter 11 Consolidating Disaster Action’s Influence and Contribution
Collective Conviction

Anne Eyre

Pam Dix

Liverpool University Press

This chapter highlights how, within ten years of its foundation, Disaster Action had become well established as an organisation and increasingly participated in consultations on planning for, and responding to, the needs of those directly affected by disaster. The involvement of Disaster Action members in committees and specialist working parties continued to develop as the emergency services, emergency planning professionals, and others sought to improve and develop procedures, guidance, and legislative processes for disaster prevention, planning, and response. As of 2014, the organisation is still regularly consulted by the statutory and voluntary services on how people's practical and emotional needs can best be met in the aftermath of disaster. It has become clear over the years that the influence of the organisation has spread far beyond its size. This is shown by the extent to which Disaster Action members continue to be invited to give presentations and participate in more and more national and international events and consultative processes. The chapter then looks at the awards and commendations that Disaster Action received for their work.

Keywords:   Disaster Action, consultations, emergency services, emergency planning, disaster prevention, disaster planning, disaster response

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