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A Study on the Activities of Emergency Response Organization: Focusing on the Case of Fire in Daegu Subway

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2007, 18(1), pp.119-144
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

Joon Keum Jung 1 이채순 1

1울산대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to suggest the proposals for enhancing the effectiveness of the response activities of emergency response organizations which must make prompt and successive decisions in urgent situation. For this research we have analyzed the emergency management case of the fire in Daegu subway, which occurred in February 2003, causing hundreds of casualties. The four main functions of response organizations were rescue operation, emergency medical care, information management and preparedness. The results of the analysis indicate that the problems of emergency management during the subway fire were as follows: 'little understanding of the disaster', 'defects of disaster management system', 'unorganized unified command system', and 'insufficient experience of emergency response organization'. The case study also suggests some policy implications to solve these problems, which are 'improvement of individual safety capability', 'reinforcement of systematic cooperation system', 'establishment of support system of emergency response organization'.

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