Accession Number : ADA116689

Title :   Emergency Preparedness: A Handbook for Families.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 80-Jul 82,


Personal Author(s) : Christiansen,John R ; Blake,Reed H

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Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 422

Abstract : Most common emergencies can be prevented through careful application of knowledge. Some emergencies faced by general populations cannot be prevented, but careful preparation can markedly reduce their destructive impacts. This manual is designed to provide knowledge to the general population of the United States which may be used to plan and prepare for emergencies of many kinds. This handbook provides an overview of the types of common and relatively uncommon emergencies that have been, or might be, faced by the general population of the United States. it also provides information regarding effective emergency planning for families and households, and ties in that planning to those civil organizations most likely to be involved in those emergencies. Families and households are instructed about kinds of decisions and actions which will be taken by governments, and given the information for making decisions of their own which will be complemented by governmental programs. The general thrust of the manual is to provide citizens with the knowledge to become so self-sufficient that they can not only help themselves but help others in greater need during emergencies, including providing volunteer help to local governments so as to make programs which might have to be utilized in general emergencies work well. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Civil defense , *Emergencies , *User manuals , *Handbooks , *Preparation , Resource management , Planning , Civilian population , Survival(General) , Disasters , Nuclear warfare , National energy crisis , Chemical warfare , Biological warfare , Floods , Tornadoes , Earthquakes , Storms , Fires , Medical supplies , First aid , Food , Environmental protection , Civil affairs , Local government , United States Government , Civil affairs

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Government and Political Science
      Safety Engineering
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE