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Initial emergency response: Organizational structure and coordination

Author(s):

Rosslyn S. Biggs
Leslie E. Cole
Kathleen L. Kosta
Mark Goeller

Year:

2022

Publication type:

Book Chapter

Primary Station(s):

Pacific Southwest Research Station

Source:

In: Cardwell, K.; Bailey, K.L., eds. Tactical Sciences for Biosecurity in Animal and Plant Systems. Hershey, PA: IGI Global: 262-292.

Description

This chapter focuses on emergency response following an initial detection of an invasive plant pest or foreign animal disease (FAD) as well as the regulatory authority utilized to initiate a response. Many emergency responses will be associated with crops and livestock on farms and ranches while others may involve nurseries, forests, wildlife, and exotic animals in various urban and rural locations. The incident command system framework is typically utilized to organize response eforts. Standard response preparedness and mobilization will be discussed with a consideration of the multitude of internal and external infuences that can impact the strategy and tactics used during an outbreak. Sources of emergency funding and the critical need to manage public perception and information are also explained.

Citation

Biggs, Rosslyn S.; Frankel, Susan J.; Cole, Leslie E.; Kosta, Kathleen L.; Goeller, Mark. 2022. Initial emergency response: Organizational structure and coordination. In: Cardwell, K.; Bailey, K.L., eds. Tactical Sciences for Biosecurity in Animal and Plant Systems. Hershey, PA: IGI Global: 262-292.

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