An Overview of Disaster and Emergency Management Systems Models

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Emergencies and disasters can cause immense physical, emotional and financial losses to individuals, organisations, and larger scale countries. These emergencies and disasters can fundamentally cause casualties, and in many cases, loss of life. Psychological and financially the impacts on individuals, organisations and countries can be irretrievable due to the impact of the disaster or emergency. Emergency management systems provide a multi-level overview of emergency environments. Bearing the current emergency management models in mind, this article looks at reviewing the existing six models in order to provide a solution for a more comprehensive emergency management system for implementation. If emergencies are managed effectively, these negative impacts can be removed or at least minimised. The article evaluates with an extensive literature review, how to develop a holistic framework to address the shortfalls of existing models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-37
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Strategic Engineering (IJoSE)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2018


  • Disaster management system
  • Emergency management system


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