Accession Number : AD0747313

Title :   Study of the Feasibility of Using Residential Shelters as Group Shelters.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV PROVO UTAH DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Warner,W. Keith ; Christiansen,John R.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 155

Abstract : The report explores the feasibility of incorporating residential basements, as group shelters, in a local community shelter plan. Three alternative general objectives are delineated: public facilities, specific arrangements, and family responsibility. Common to each of these objectives are four components: instrumentality, efficiency, public acceptability, and maintenance. Three general methods are described for implementing any or all of these general objectives: mail-survey, community volunteer, and comprehensive. These steps are cumulative in the order stated. The apparent feasibility of the objectives is discussed, along with conditions that will likely affect the success of any trial programs, and some test conditions to take into account. Some trial programs are illustrated in some detail. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELTERS, BUILDINGS), (*CIVIL DEFENSE, SHELTERS), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ALTITUDE, GROUP DYNAMICS, QUESTIONNAIRES, URBAN PLANNING, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE