Schools And Disaster Planning
Quarantelli, E. L.
Dynes, Russell R.
Disaster Research Center
In order to understand the process of initiating schools' involvement in disaster planning, we will first discuss the context of disasters toward which planning must be oriented. Second, we will examine certain dimensions of the educational system to be considered. In particular, we wish to emphasize the school (a) as a structure to be secured, (b) as a location of community members to be protected and (c) as an important community resource to be utilized in emergency operations. We will discuss the problem of schools which have experienced significant disaster damages. Finally, we will turn directly to the question of implications of these considerations for planning.
Schools , Community Response , Planning , Educational System