SESSION 8

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 (13:30-18:00)


EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION AND PSYCHOLOGY

Description

Clear communication strategies and effective psychological approaches are significant aspects to improve the quality of the prevention and the management of CBRNE events. Reducing the effects and consequences on the population as well as operators in the field. By definition first responders are normally the first to arrive on the scene, and are therefore in direct contact with the victims of a CBRNE event as well as with the components of other teams on the hotspot. A sound knowledge of the issues affecting the psychology of those involved and communication at strategic, operational and tactical level is a key aspect of an effective response. Mastering emergency communication is essential to avoid the spread of incorrect or inappropriate information that may cause, panic or lead the population to underestimate the gravity of the situation. Thus, Raising Awareness in the population is another fundamental aspect on which emergency communication and psychology are focused.

This session is aimed at bringing together researchers and experts in the following fields:

  • Emergency Communication and Information
  • Emergency Psychology
  • First Response in Case of CBRNE Events
  • Raising Awareness

CHAIRMAN

Amer Hosin

Professor of Trauma Psychology & Child Psychiatry,; Senior Academic Advisor, Emergency and Public Safety Department, ADP, GHQ (United Arab Emirates)


CO-CHAIRMAN

Ferruccio Di Paolo

Ministry of Interior, Department of Fire Brigades (Italy)


SESSION OPEN

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Oral Presentations

SPEAKER

TITLE


Amer Hosin (Invited Speaker)

Professor of Trauma Psychology & Child Psychiatry

Senior Academic Advisor, Emergency and Public Safety Department, ADP, GHQ (United Arab Emirates)

Victims reactions and psychological trauma in emergency and disaster settings


Ferruccio Di Paolo (Invited Speaker)

Ministry of Interior, Department of Fire Brigades (Italy)

Psychology and Communication during CBRNE events


Abdulla Al Hmoudi 

Head of Training Department, Emergency and Public Safety Department, ADP, GHQ. (United Arab Emirates)

Early warning communication in disaster


Holly E. Carter (1), J. Drury (2), G. J. Rubin (3), R. Williams (4) and R. Amlot (5).

(1) Researcher, Public Health England, Behavioural Science Research Team, Salisbury (UK)

(2)University of Sussex, School of Psychology, Falmer, Brighton, (UK).

(3) King's College London, Department of Psychological Medicine, London, (UK).

(4) University of South Wales, Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, Cardiff and Pontypridd (UK).

(5) Public Health England, Behavioural Science Research Team, Porton Down, Salisbury, (UK).

How crowd psychology can improve public compliance and cooperation during mass decontamination: implications for public behaviour during a CBRN incident


Luca Rotondi (1), M. Zuddas (1)

International Master ISSMM Student, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, (Italy)

 

Deaf communication techniques in a big natural disaster: the experience of the Amatrice Earthquake