Accession Number : AD0426683

Title :   DISASTER CONTROL PROGRAM FOR AN AEROSPACE BASE, PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE ON 8 MAY 1963, SHERATON-GIBSON HOTEL, CINCINNATI, OHIO,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE TEST WING (6595TH) VANDENBERG AFB CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Silva ,Donald G. ; Carter,Donald I.

Report Date : 08 MAY 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Disaster Control includes those pre-attack measures taken to minimize or prevent loss of operational military capability following enemy attack, postattack emergency recovery procedures, emergency actions in the event of a peacetime nuclear weapon accident, and emergency measures and actions taken to minimize damage and restore operational capabilities following natural disasters or major peacetime accidents. At Vandenberg Air Force Base, this is expanded to include emergency procedures for accidental release of large quantities of toxic chemicals and also recovery operations for accidents involving nuclear-powered space devices. A description of Vandenberg AFB activities is presented. The Disaster Control Program, the organizations involved, and their reaction to a disaster situation are described. The paper concentrates on the medical-industrial hygiene portion of the over-all Disaster Control Program. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTROL SYSTEMS, ACCIDENTS, COUNTERMEASURES, DISASTERS, EXPLOSIONS, FIRES, FLOODS, HYGIENE, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, TORNADOES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE