Emergency Response in Rural Areas
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISSN 1937-9390, Vol. 5, no 2, 19-31 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this study, security and safety in rural parts of Sweden are investigated. New ways of organizing for efficient response can be found in the extended collaboration between societal sectors and in the utilization of local social capital. New categories of first responders and their requirements are identified and technical and non-technical solutions as support are proposed. The solutions include e.g. mobile applications and a technical infrastructure making it possible for volunteers to obtain information about events requiring emergency response. Emergency management in rural areas shows several similarities to large-scale crises, e.g. in terms of insufficient infrastructure available and the need to use local resources in the immediate aftermath of the event. Therefore, the results of the study can be transferable to large-scale crises.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IGI Global, 2013. Vol. 5, no 2, 19-31 p.
Emergency Management, First Responders, Information Technology, Rural Areas, Social Capital
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103210DOI: 10.4018/jiscrm.2013040102OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-103210DiVA: diva2:687845