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1/27/2016· Crisis Management

Self-dispatching in Emergencies and Disasters

By: Dr. Luiz Hargreaves

As an emergency professional, we are prepared to deal with unexpected situations, including disasters. Every time we hear about potential or real crisis, we automatically review the procedures in our minds and the desire to help is enormous. On many occasions, I would like to go directly to a scene to assist the victims and my peers. I believe that this feeling is not different among everyone involved in this field.

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10/21/2015· Crisis Management

Panic In Fires

By: Dr. Luiz Hargreaves

Some articles have been written over the years about panic in disasters and fires. The idea that panic rarely occurs in disasters has been readily accepted. When disasters happen, usually, people act in such a way to show solidarity with the other victims. It is common to see some degree of organization in order to assist searches and reconstruction work.

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9/9/2015· Crisis Management

Mass Casualties Related to Major Events Since 1900: Why the Tragedies Are Still Happening

By: Dr. Luiz Hargreaves

In 1903, a fire killed more than 600 people in the Iroquois Theater in Chicago. Most of the victims were children. Among the causes of this tragedy were inadequate emergency exits, insufficient and poorly signposted, overcrowding, lack of fire protection equipment and even suspicion of bribery of persons responsible for overseen the safety conditions of the Theater.

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2/11/2013· Crisis Management

The Blacksmith, the Nail, the Horse and Disaster Prevention

By: Luiz Hargreaves

The proverb above has received different versions, including this one credited to Benjamin Franklin. A kingdom lost because of a nail. We could also say, a disaster caused by a simple problem that could have been avoided.

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11/2/2012· Crisis Management

The Paradox of the Sand Castle and the Crisis Management

By: Luiz Hargreaves, AAS, MD, Msc

It is usual to find on beaches, sand castles being built. They arouse the curiosity of many, especially children and are really true masterpieces. However, the more elaborate and larger they are, the easier it is for them to be destroyed, what ends up constituting a paradox. The more sophisticated, the more fragile.

11/23/2010· Crisis Management

Vulnerabilities And Threats: A Relationship Not Always Understood

By: Luiz Hargreaves, AAS, MD, Msc

In recent years, organizations have increasingly been incorporating strategic planning into management. All organizations, including State(s), have missions, values and visions. In other words, it is necessary for everyone in these organizations to understand what it means to work for this corporation or what it means to be a government employee.

11/23/2010· Crisis Management

Hummingbird Syndrome: Why Disasters Occur

By: Luiz Hargreaves, AAS, MD, Msc

There once was a fire in a forest, the animals were in panic… they saw a hummingbird going towards the river, picking up some water in order to try to extinguish the fire. He repeated this gesture frequently and thoroughly.

6/17/2009· Crisis Management

Crisis? What Crisis

By: Peter Power, BA FIRM FCMI FBCI

It might have been 30 years ago but in a new age of immediate and global communications there is a message here for 2009: Any world leader is on a stage these days and the audience compared to 1979 is not just one country

10/15/2004· Crisis Management

Dealers, Healers, Brutes And Saviors: Eight Winning Styles For Solving Giant Business Problems

By: Gerald C. Meyers

Strong, well-organized labor can quickly cripple a miscalculating company.Any company bent on progress with a minimum of labor interference must keep its workforce watered and well-fed, and keep labor relations in apple-pie order

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6/21/2001· Crisis Management

Crisis Management Teams: Who Needs Them?

By: Peter G. Power

Experience has shown that when suddenly faced with a catastrophe, crisis managers have a tendency, from the outset, to try and follow familiar or routine systems. The more disturbing the situation the stronger the urge to take refuge in familiar procedures

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