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A Multimodal Perspective Study into Collaborative Emergency Response to Low Probability, High Consequence Events in Lincolnshire – The Potential of Tri-response

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2019

Lincolnshire`s tri-service Blue Light Campus is a pioneering concept in the UK. The current study explores the potential for tri-service estate sharing from the perspective of barriers and facilitators to form a multiagency response to low probability, high consequence disasters in Lincolnshire. The multimodal research approach uses online surveys (N = 231) to identify forces which facilitate and hinder collaborative multiagency emergency response and critically evaluate supporting frameworks and policies. Further explored are the perceived weaknesses and strengths to emergency response and the positivity associated with the concept of estate sharing. Online survey results are integrated with in-depth informant interviews to discover the potential of Lincolnshire`s tri-response estate and recommendations are provided for improving future emergency response to low probability, high consequence disasters. Spatial and non-spatial proximities are explored and cross-referenced with dynamic and static internal collaborative barriers. Categorised under recommendations, findings from this study indicate geographical proximity through estate sharing has great potential to improve multiagency emergency response however cultural, technological and cognitive barriers exist. Implications of these barriers are discussed with recommendations of how to increase collaborative probability, remove barriers and facilitate multiagency work.

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