Communication Problems during an Emergency and Lessons Learned

Turkman A., UYSAL A.

NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Optimisation of Disaster Forecasting and Prevention Measures in the Context of Human and Social Dynamics, Chisinau, Moldova, 7 - 10 April 2008, vol.52, pp.278-286 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 52
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/978-1-58603-948-6-278
  • City: Chisinau
  • Country: Moldova
  • Page Numbers: pp.278-286
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: No


Communication during an emergency and preparedness are very important since they can cause fatalities if not properly managed. In many countries, including Turkey, there are many examples of bad communication in emergency situations. In this study, communication problems encountered during an emergency are discussed. The harmful effects that occurred due to the miscommunication are also discussed.