Accession Number : ADA099978
Title : Emergency Evacuation Management Requirements and Concepts
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : SYSTAN INC LOS ALTOS CA
Personal Author(s) : Harker, Robert A ; Wilmore, Allen E
Report Date : May 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 147
Abstract : FEMA planning guidance, emergency organization plans and operations, other research studies, and recent disaster events were analyzed to determine management requirements, procedures and limitations. Several tasks were involved: Present emergency management capabilities were investigated to determine the status of organizations, hazard conditions, and plans and operations; Emergency evacuation operations were analyzed at host area, risk area and state and federal levels; Management requirements were determined for the various jurisdiction levels during the basic, movement and maintenance phases of emergency evacuation; Emergency evacuation management requirements were compared to capabilities and deficiencies were noted; Recent major disaster events involving actual or potential evacuations were analyzed to learn differences between doctrine and practice; Field tests were conducted with local government officials to explore and validate research findings, and to test the applicability of the Guide; A middle management center concept for large-scale emergency evacuations was developed and related to requirements. The feasibility of implementing the concept was explored. Results of the analyses and field tests were evaluated and are incorporated in this final report.
Descriptors : *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *EMERGENCIES , *DISASTERS , *EVACUATION , *CRISIS MANAGEMENT , *CIVIL DEFENSE , RELOCATION , PUBLIC HEALTH , FEDERAL LAW , PUBLIC SAFETY , STATE GOVERNMENT , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , FALLOUT SHELTERS , DECISION MAKING , ORGANIZATIONS , REQUIREMENTS , FIELD TESTS
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE