Critical crisis management
Rapporteur- Farbod Dehghani: all of us had heard this famous sentence: prevention is better than cure; it is unlikely to find anyone against this sentence. However, what is observed is that in many cases, the importance of disaster prevention and preparedness is not taken seriously as it must be.
Natural disasters and unintended crises are inevitable events in any country but how much we pay attention to them and that they are serious or not in our views, it will resulted to the management of it at the time of the accident or serious damage.
After the Plasco disaster, widespread criticism of the municipal crisis management was realized. Also this disaster was so bit, but it also shows once again that not respecting the law and neglect in dealing with law violators can create what a disasters.
In recent days, news about the Khuzestan people’s lives in critical condition is an emphasis on the fact that the National Disaster Management needs to be revised.
Considering our culture and annually billions $ damages of natural and manmade disasters and claiming much life (which we cannot account their worth by money), psychological and economical problems as aftermath of disasters, Creating NDMO in president’s office has many advantages. Disaster management is a cycle started from mitigation, preparedness, response and ended with recovery. In Iran, in mitigation and preparedness phases we have not done much. There is no stiff rule in building code, planning for response, drill and etc. We have had many disasters and we have many experiences in response, so DMS, response to disasters rationally well. Preparedness for response increase effectiveness and efficiency of response.(1)