The Functioning of the Local Emergency Services Offices in Disasters
Quarantelli, E. L.
This report presents the initial summary observations on the first of a projected two year study of the role and functioning of the local disaster emergency management agency in community disasters. The current study was partly viewed as an examination of what changes, if any, have occurred in local emergency management agencies (LEMAs)since the Disaster Research Center (DRC) systematically studied such groups about 15 years ago. Current data was drawn from field studies of how sixteen LEMAs acted in emergency (almost all disaster-like) situations.
Local Emergency Services , Community Disasters , FEMA , LEMA