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Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix


This book tells the story of Disaster Action, a small charity founded in 1991 by survivors and bereaved people from the disasters of the late 1980s, including Zeebrugge, King's Cross, Clapham, Lockerbie, Hillsborough and the Marchioness. The aims were to create a health and safety culture in which disasters were less likely to occur and to support others affected by similar events. The founders could not have anticipated the degree to which they would influence emergency planning and management and the way people are treated after disasters. Aware of the value of lessons learned over 22 years, ... More

Keywords: Disaster Action, disasters, emergency planning, emergency management, bereaved, survivors, corporate memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381236
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Eyre, author
Vice Chair of Disaster Action

Pam Dix, author
Executive Director of Disaster Action