Accession Number : AD0776382

Title :   Area-Wide Disaster Response: Civil Preparedness and Regional Councils.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 72-Mar 74,

Corporate Author : HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Marshak,Robert J.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 204

Abstract : The report is divided into three parts which describe: The development of regional councils and the A-95 Review Process; a regional approach to preparedness planning and organization which would allow the preparedness community to utilize regional councils effectively; and the general planning requirements that would be posed by a crisis relocation, with an indication of how a regional preparedness orientation would support such a contingency planning effort. The major recommendations of the report include: The establishment of a regional collegium of preparedness Directors and the funding of a professional planner or administrator to work with the collegium and regional councils; the encouragement of regional councils to contact preparedness officials as part of the A-95 PNRS; the funding, by DCPA, of area-wide comprehensive preparedness plans; and the incorporation of crisis relocation planning within a larger comprehensive planning effort utilizing regional councils to encourage multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency involvement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Civil defense, *Disasters, Evacuation, Regions, Preparation, Urban planning, Operations research

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE