SOME TRAINING IMPLICATIONS OF LARGE SHELTERS
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA INST FOR PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY
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Based largely upon concurrent AIR research in the area of shelter management simulation, an analysis of the impact of the large, complex shelter on shelter management training needs was conducted. The large shelter is seen as requiring the type of overall leadership that only persons with pre-existing supervisory skills can supply. Such people are, by and large, neither attracted nor helped by the standard shelter management training course. The objectives of executive shelter management training should be 1 to reveal to the student the complexity of the large shelter and the types of problems that can threaten its integrity, and 2 to identify and dramatize the differences between peacetime and emergency management. To achieve these objectives it is recommended that training for executive shelter managers incorporate 1 a planning session in which trainees participate in developing a shelter plan for a large, complex public shelter, and 2 a large shelter simulation game played during the occupancy exercise in which the students assume the roles of an executive cadre of a large shelter.
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