THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AWARENESS, TRAINING AND PREPAREDNESS WITH BEST PRACTICES FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DECISION IN SABAH
Natech disaster is a new type of disaster that worry all human being in the world. This is because the effect of this type of disaster is huge than a single disaster hitting the prone area. The consequences of man-made of technological hazards are massive because this hazard are comprising all the dangerous substances from the chemical and industrial accidents, nuclear and radiological emergencies as well as accidents in the transport sector and those associated with the particular case of Natech threats. Therefore, the objective for this study is to determine the relationship between awareness, training and preparedness with best practices for emergency management decision in Sabah. A survey method was conducted and 236 self-report questionnaire were collected from the respondent from all the community level at Penampang, Sabah. The survey points out that there is relationship between awareness, training and preparedness with best practices for the emergency management decision among the community in Sabah. The result indicates that best practices is a key variable linking the awareness, training and preparedness to emergency management decision. The limitation from this survey and recommendations for future research are made.