Accession Number : ADA309234

Title :   The Role of the U.S. Army Medical Department in Domestic Disaster Assistance Operations. Lessons Learned from Hurricane Andrew.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Carroll, Dale A.

PDF Url : ADA309234

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Hurricane Andrew, which struck South Dade County, Florida on the morning of 24 August 1992, was the 'worst natural disaster ever to hit the United States...' The capabilities of the local and state governments to respond to the disaster were quickly overwhelmed and federal assistance was requested. Due to the scope of the disaster massive Department of Defense (DoD) support was required. This paper reviews the history of Federal disaster relief legislation and DoD's role in domestic disaster support. It reviews the Federal Response Plan with emphasis on Emergency Support Function & (Health and Medical). The study also addresses the Army Medical Department's role in the Hurricane Andrew operations and closes with a review of the medically related Joint Uniform Lessons Learned and the current status of actions to address those Lessons Learned.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *DISASTERS, *LESSONS LEARNED, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *HURRICANES, FUNCTIONS, UNITED STATES, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, EMERGENCIES, RESPONSE, DOMESTIC, ARMY, LEGISLATION, FLORIDA, FEDERAL LAW, STATE GOVERNMENT, LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE