Accession Number:

AD0702769

Title:

AN ANALYSIS OF LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS DURING WATTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DISASTER RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

The monograph examines the operations of the Los Angeles Fire Department during the civil disturbance -- the so-called Watts riot -- in August 1965. The focus of the monograph is on one major type of collective response, that manifested by complex or formal organizations with bureaucratic structures. Three major components of the Los Angeles Fire Department are examined and it is shown how the structure and functioning of the organization was altered during the disturbance. Attention is given to modifications in administrative decision-making procedures, the handling of tasks, and the patterns of communication within the organization. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE