MANAGEABLE GROUP SIZES IN LARGE SHELTERS
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA
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A study was conducted to determine the most effective organization of population units in a community fallout shelter. The investigation focused upon the number and levels of groups required for effective command and control in a shelter, the optimum size of each type of group, methods for the selection of leaders as well as for the assignment of shelterees, and the responsibilities of each level of shelter grouping. The study explored the various functions of population sub-grouping, and analyzed the factors that affect the optimum size and structure of such groups in a shelter. Among the factors considered were the size of the shelter, its physical configuration, the characteristics of the population, and the availability of trained leadership.
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