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Why do people criticise emergency services and their decisions following a disaster?

Why have we seen such criticisms of the emergency response and the decision to delay recovery rather than take immediate action after the Whakaari / White Island volcanic eruption? Why do some people they they can make better decisions that the Police and other authorities? To understand this better, we need to think about how and why we might feel the need to make decisions for other people.

How to support after the Whakaari / White Island volcanic eruption

In this short article, I want to go over some of the principles of what helps in supporting people through emergency events and disaster, and what we need to bear in mind when dealing with the special case of first responders, and those in the emergency and welfare services who are tasked to serve and protect in times of crisis and distress.