The needs of future voluntary emergency response
The Norwegian Red Cross. Photo: Robert Mostad
This project investigates how societal trends and development affect future needs in local emergency response and preparedness as well as the future role of voluntary actors in local emergency response and rescue work.
The analysis will provide a foundation for policy recommendations for both the organizational level (Norwegian Red Cross) and the governmental level on how to think about emergency response and rescue work in the future.
The project is threefold:
1) Projections of emergency response needs on basis of some selected scenarios
2) Assessment of needs in light of status quo and trends in emergency response organization
3) Measures for efficient and “good practice” emergency and response rescue work in the future
The project collaborates with VOLEM and project participants thus overlap to some extent.