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A study on a national response framework for Korea

Kyoo-Man Ha, PhD, CEM, Hyeon-Mun Oh, B. Engr, FE/EIT

Abstract


This study reviews the organization of Korean emergency management and compares it with the structure used in the United States. The article maintains that Korea could improve its emergency response by implementing a national response framework (NRF). The United States began to set up its NRF in 2008 to enable it to respond to all kinds of hazards, with roles and responsibilities allocated to each stakeholder. Conversely, an NRF has not been implemented in Korea. The analysis utilized both literature review and interviews. The related implications are examined in terms of four components: (1) the concept of the NRF, (2) the roles of the major players, (3) emergency support functions, and (4) networking and coordination.

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national response framework, basic plan on national safety management, the United States, Korea

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2012.0114

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