Accession Number : AD0662781

Title :   THE COST AND FEASIBILITY OF EMERGENCY COOPERATION AMONG LOCAL GOVERNMENTS,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Moll,Kendall ; Hirshberg,Richard

Report Date : OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : From quantitative considerations of the need for emergency interactions among local government functions, the report concludes that an essentially new form of organization must be planned for emergency coordination. A new organization will require about 200 specially trained coordinators in Santa Clara County, California. Realistic planning, recruiting, training, and testing estimates for such a program imply a national civil defense in the order of $2 million per year. Analyses of the legal basis and potential local acceptance of centralized coordination in Santa Clara County indicate that an emergency organization would be feasible to establish using certain program guidelines. First, program direct costs would be most acceptable if supported by the federal government. Second, the organization should be locally tailored to existing government structures rather than patterned uniformly throughout the country. Third, the organization should be flexible to permit pre-emption of local authority in proportion to the severity of the emergency. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, CIVIL DEFENSE, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, COSTS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, CONTROL, POLITICAL SCIENCE

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE