Accession Number : AD0684345

Title :   THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS: A COMMUNITY EMERGENCY ORGANIZATION,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DISASTER RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Brouillette,John R.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The typical department of public works is a highly bureaucratic, public organization responsible for designing, constructing, and maintaining city property and certain services to the general public. It possesses specialized disaster relevant engineering and maintenance skills, extensive physical resources including large mobile equipment, and a fairly well developed radio communication system. Its two major categories of personnel, maintenance and engineering, are geared for emergency as well as normal operation. Except in floods and hurricanes, most departments are not active in community warning and pre-impact activity. Rather, they become most heavily involved after impact and remain so until well into the rehabilitation phase. In all but the most stressful community emergencies, the department carries out its pre-defined emergency tasks with its normal structure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*URBAN PLANNING, *DISASTERS), ORGANIZATIONS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, CLASSIFICATION, JOB ANALYSIS, PERSONNEL, PROTECTION

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE