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Out of Uniform: Building Community Resilience Through Non-Traditional Emergency Volunteering
Out of Uniform: Building Community Resilience Through Non-Traditional Emergency Volunteering

Out of Uniform: Building Community Resilience Through Non-Traditional Emergency Volunteering

The public is usually first on the scene in an emergency or disaster and remain long after official services have ceased. Citizen participation is a key principle of disaster risk reduction and resilience building. However, emergency management relies largely on volunteers affiliated with official agencies and a comparatively smaller workforce of paid staff. Individuals and groups working outside of this system have often been seen as a nuisance or liability, and their efforts are largely undervalued. There is a significant and largely untapped opportunity for emergency management agencies to contribute to community resilience by supporting non-traditional emergency volunteers.

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