King, R., Larkin, G., Fowler, R., et al. (2016). Characteristics of Effective Disaster Responders and Leaders: A Survey of Disaster Medical Practitioners. (Abstract only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 10(5): 720-723.
The authors surveyed participants at an Emergency Medical Services conference and asked them to describe key characteristics of successful disaster/mass casualty first responders and leaders. They advocate further research into how well these characteristics correlate with successful disaster response, and recommend that they be incorporated into competency sets and trainings to support workforce development.