Accession Number : AD0787483

Title :   Expedient Shelter Handbook.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Cristy,G. A. ; Kearny,C. H.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 318

Abstract : This manual is designed to assist local civil defense organizations prepare plans consistent with the changing strategic conditions of the seventies. The Defense Civil Preparedness Agency is moving into a new program of 'all-hazards, all-contingencies' planning which will involve developing a crisis-oriented evacuation capability. This capability will increase the survivability of the population in the event of a nuclear attack and will be a counter against certain 'nuclear blackmail' threats. Planning for the development of shelter capabilities for either an 'in-place' or evacuated posture will require an ability to rapidly build large numbers of new expedient shelters in addition to upgrading existing fallout shelters. Detailed step-by-step instructions and pictorial design drawings of fifteen expedient shelters are included in the Appendices. The instructions and drawings for any of these shelters can be preprinted by local C.D. organizations for rapid dissemination in a crisis. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Civil defense, *Shelters, Construction, Planning, Handbooks, Site selection, Tools, Underground structures, Ventilation, Heating

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE