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Improving emergency preparedness with a live collaboration exercise model for first responders
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Police Education Unit at Umeå University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1846-8643
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Police Education Unit at Umeå University.
2022 (English)In: International Journal of Emergency Management, ISSN 1471-4825, E-ISSN 1741-5071, Vol. Vol. 17, no 3-4, p. 195-216Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Collaboration is essential for successful emergency event management. Live exercises are one method to prepare for such emergencies. In this paper, we present and evaluate an exercise model for multi-agency collaboration between first responders that focuses on learning collaboration. The model design emphasises preparation, the learning climate, scenarios that support learning, and reflection. The model is underpinned by a practice perspective on learning and structured reflection. Data were collected from three collaboration exercises using questionnaires in conjunction with the exercise and interviews at a later time after the exercise. The analysis showed that the participants developed a knowledge of collaboration and improved their ability to collaborate in real emergency events. The main contribution of the paper is the validation of a small-scale exercise model that places learning of the subject matter in the foreground, which is shown to be a successful method for developing relevant knowledge. It is concluded that this live exercise model both complements the more commonly used large-scale collaboration exercise model and strengthens emergency preparedness.

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InderScience Publishers, 2022. Vol. Vol. 17, no 3-4, p. 195-216
Keywords [en]
exercise, learning, collaboration, first responders, reflection, preparation, emergency preparedness, small scenarios, police, ambulance, emergency services, live simulation
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Pedagogy Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-198855DOI: 10.1504/IJEM.2022.10050172ISI: 000848322900001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85138021869OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-198855DiVA, id: diva2:1690499
Available from: 2022-08-26 Created: 2022-08-26 Last updated: 2023-10-12Bibliographically approved

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