Team Coordination in Crisis Management

  • Melissa PinkeEmail author
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The ability to prepare, implement, and execute a committed, well-trained group, in response to an imminent or potential damaging situation to resolve problems and minimize impacts.


Employees engaging in emergency response activities must function as a team for effective results. Teamwork requires individuals to take on specific roles and to depend on each other fulfilling their obligations in that role while addressing a problem or a mission. A successful team, one that can respond to a crisis and create a positive outcome, is not difficult to create; however, it does take commitment, training, and the ability of the team members to develop skills together in order to function as a unit. This entry covers some of the key considerations to create, develop, and coordinate a successful emergency response team.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jacksonville State UniversityJacksonvilleUSA