Alarming and informing vulnerable people in case of (looming) emergencies, disasters, and crises

Security and crime prevention / Calamity

Alarming and informing vulnerable people in case of (looming) emergencies, disasters, and crises

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Summary

When emergencies, disasters, or crises (are about to) occur, people in The Netherlands can be alarmed and informed by NL-Alert, the siren, radio, tv, social media, news websites, www.crisis.nl, the websites of the safety regions, and other people. Previous research on reach and effectiveness of these means of communication generally did not focus on certain groups of people. The research questions of the current investigation are:

  1. Which vulnerable groups can be distinguished in the context of alarming and informing people in case of (looming) emergencies, disasters, and crises? Within which context(s) can these groups be considered as vulnerable?
  2. To what extent and how can the safety of these vulnerable groups in the context of alarming and informing people in case of (looming) emergencies, disasters, and crises be increased with the existing means of crisis communication or are additional means needed? If so, which means?

Publication data

Author(s):
Stel, M., Ketelaar, D., Gutteling, J., Giebels, E., Kerstholt, J.
Organization(s):
University of Twente - Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, WODC
Place of publication:
Enschede
Publisher:
University of Twente - Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Year of publication:
2017

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053-4893299
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