The Tsunami
                e su a
Lessons Learned for North American
           Responders

              Omar Ha-Redeye,...
Overview
• Structure:
  – Identify some major operational challenges in
    the tsunami relief in Indonesia
  – Provide co...
Know your Risks
• Environmental disasters will be major
  issue for entire globe in coming years
  – Water related events ...
Date: Sep 24 2006 Time: 18:52:41.000
Loc: 43.3500N 79.2700W
Depth: 5.00 Km Magnitude: 1.8MN

Lake Ontario. 17 km N from St...
Global Warming
Forest Fires
Canadian Tsunamis
Canadian
Volcanoes
Industrial Hazards
                        • Perrow’s Typology of systems characteristics
                          Perrow...
Allocate Your Resources
• Use of assessment teams centralized
                       teams,
  information collection, to i...
Type:Police Station       Type:Ambulance Station
                                 yp

      Name:52 Division          Name...
Maintain Useful Supply Routes
  • Huge amount of inappropriate donations clogged
       g                 pp p            ...
From the airports…     …to an open bed truck…




…and back again.




                     …through the virginal rainfore...
Alternative Routes in S Ontario
Utilize Community Leadership
• Identify existing organizations and power
  structures
• Involve leadership of various grou...
Leadership in Aceh
                      Javanese Style
                       Administration
                       Ad i ...
Portfolio o
    o o o of
 Public Safety
and Emergency
 Preparedness
Vulnerable Populations
• Women
  –M l F
   Male:Female Survivor Ratio 3 1 ( 80% d th f
            l S i       R ti 3:1 (~...
First Nation
Inuit
Métis
Cultural Differences
• Cultural and linguistic barriers can pose a
  considerable challenge for responders
• Prepare and d...
Albanian        Arabic     Chinese           Farsi


French       Greek         Hungarian        Italian




Korean       ...
Summary
1.
1 Know your local and regional risks
  – Environmental and Industrial
2.
2 Allocate resources appropriately
  –...
Discussion
• What are the major risks in your region?
• Are you adequately prepared for a major
  disaster?
Acknowledgements
• All of our sponsors, volunteers, and contributors
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The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
The Tsunami: Lessons Learned for North American Responders
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Abbreviated copy of presentation at the APCO Canada / NENA Ontario 2006 Conference & Trade Show, “9-1-1 in Any Language”
Toronto Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre
October 1 – 4, 2006


http://www.cafc.ca/news-programs/2006/29-08-2006_e.php

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The Tsunami : Lessons Learned for North American Responders

  1. 1. The Tsunami e su a Lessons Learned for North American Responders Omar Ha-Redeye, AAS, BHA(Hons.), CNMT, RT(N)(ARRT) APCO Canada / NENA Ontario 2006 Conference & Trade Show “9-1-1 “9 1 1 in Any Language” Toronto Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre October 1 – 4, 2006
  2. 2. Overview • Structure: – Identify some major operational challenges in the tsunami relief in Indonesia – Provide corresponding examples from Toronto and Ontario
  3. 3. Know your Risks • Environmental disasters will be major issue for entire globe in coming years – Water related events to top the list Water-related • Plan for specific hazards in vicinity and neighboring regions • Consider industrial hazards as well
  4. 4. Date: Sep 24 2006 Time: 18:52:41.000 Loc: 43.3500N 79.2700W Depth: 5.00 Km Magnitude: 1.8MN Lake Ontario. 17 km N from St. Catharines, Ontario.
  5. 5. Global Warming
  6. 6. Forest Fires
  7. 7. Canadian Tsunamis
  8. 8. Canadian Volcanoes
  9. 9. Industrial Hazards • Perrow’s Typology of systems characteristics Perrow s Systemic intricacies R i on Room for interventio
  10. 10. Allocate Your Resources • Use of assessment teams centralized teams, information collection, to identify areas of need • Avoid bee-lining straight to center of disaster • Have regional resource distribution on hand h d – Measured responses
  11. 11. Type:Police Station Type:Ambulance Station yp Name:52 Division Name:EMS Stn 40 Address:255 DUNDAS ST W Address:58 RICHMOND ST E Type:Fire Station Name:TFD Stn 332 Address:260 ADELAIDE ST W
  12. 12. Maintain Useful Supply Routes • Huge amount of inappropriate donations clogged g pp p gg tiny airport in Banda Aceh – commercial cargo jet, a Boeing 737, collided with a water buffalo on the airport's only runway halting aid deliveries airport s for nearly 18 hours • ¼ of all aid t S i L k (500 containers) still sitting f ll id to Sri Lanka t i ) till itti on a dock in Colombo awaiting claiming or processing
  13. 13. From the airports… …to an open bed truck… …and back again. …through the virginal rainforests of through Aceh…
  14. 14. Alternative Routes in S Ontario
  15. 15. Utilize Community Leadership • Identify existing organizations and power structures • Involve leadership of various groups in planning and execution of response plan • U existing networks of communication t Use i ti t k f i ti to obtain and disseminate information
  16. 16. Leadership in Aceh Javanese Style Administration Ad i i t ti - Kades (Kepala Desa) - Kelurahan (Lurah) Keutchik Imam (village chief) (religious leader)
  17. 17. Portfolio o o o o of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
  18. 18. Vulnerable Populations • Women –M l F Male:Female Survivor Ratio 3 1 ( 80% d th f l S i R ti 3:1 (~80% deaths female) l ) • Children – Reported missing often dead missing, – Unable to fend for themselves, orphaned • Physically & Mentally Disabled – Different communication media – Evacuation challenges • Minorities – Disproportionate aid, further marginalization p p , g
  19. 19. First Nation Inuit Métis
  20. 20. Cultural Differences • Cultural and linguistic barriers can pose a considerable challenge for responders • Prepare and develop competency prior to deployment to enhance operational effectiveness
  21. 21. Albanian Arabic Chinese Farsi French Greek Hungarian Italian Korean Polish Portuguese Punjabi Russian Somali Spanish Tamil Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese
  22. 22. Summary 1. 1 Know your local and regional risks – Environmental and Industrial 2. 2 Allocate resources appropriately – Maintain supply routes 3. Utilize community leadership and support 4. Protect vulnerable populations p p – Socioeconomic/politically marginalized/disabled groups require special attention
  23. 23. Discussion • What are the major risks in your region? • Are you adequately prepared for a major disaster?
  24. 24. Acknowledgements • All of our sponsors, volunteers, and contributors f l t d t ib t

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