First responder self-deployment an issue after EF-5 hits Moore, Okla. (with related video)

Roberts, Mary Rose
May 2013
Fire Chief Expert Blog;5/22/2013, p2
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The article discusses the overwhelming number of people who were self-deploying after an EF-5 tornado devastated Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013, killing at least 24. The responders are cited to have caused problems for local emergency management officials since such responders break the National Incident Command Sytem, are without lodging, food and supplies, and may have been exhausted from immediate deployment, thus, might not be able to serve when officially called.


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