Accession Number : ADA017002

Title :   Field-Testing of Procedures for Using Home Basement Shelters as Group Shelters (Phase II).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 5 Jun 74-29 Feb 76,

Corporate Author : BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV PROVO UTAH DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Christiansen,John R.

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : During 1974-75, a field-test of home basement sharing programs was conducted in three places in Colorado designated as host areas for Colorado Springs during a crisis evacuation. A total of 4,779 households were contacted by mail and personal interviews. The major results included the following: Most households with suitable basements agreed to use and share the basements during emergencies. Procedures used in using civil defense volunteers were found to be satisfactory. Citizens approved the program of informing them about their homes as shelters. Color Illustration Reproduced in Black and White.

Descriptors :   *Shelters, *Housing(Dwellings), *Civil defense, Basements, Surveys, Field tests, Attitudes(Psychology), Evacuation, Interviewing, Volunteers, Mail, Questionnaires, Planning, Colorado

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE