SHELTER MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES IN THE INCREASED READINESS PERIOD.
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA
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This study of shelter management activities in the Increased Readiness IR phase is divided into two parts. Part 1 consists of recommendations for SM activities. It covers 1 selection and recruitment of shelter personnel, 2 training, 3 public information, and 4 shelter preparations during the IR period. Selection, recruitment, and training guidelines are centered about three levels of shelter staffing 1 executive shelter managers for large shelter, 2 reguler shelter managers, and 3 task leaders-specialists in selected shelter operations vital for survival. Public information guidelines deal with preparing IR informational materials, distributing and updating them, and establishing feedback mechanisms. Guidelines to the public about shelter living are discussed. Shelter preparation guidelines include planning for an optimum large shelter configuration of semi-autonomous groupings of about 300 persons each. The issues of private property and in-shelter guidance materials are also discussed. Part 2 of the report consists of a review of the research literature pertinent to shelter management activities in the Increased Readiness period. The major topics covered are stress and disaster behavior, warnings, and shelter management. Author
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