The Reality Of Local Community Chemical Disaster Preparedness: Three Case Studies
Quarantelli, E. L.
Disaster Research Center
This is an unusual report. The following chapters constitute a set of case studies describing the actual state of chemical and related disaster preparedness in three American communities at the present time. There are a number of other publications which discuss what local community chemical disaster preparedness should be like. In general, they describe what ought to be, the ideal which should be sought. There is very little literature, however, which describes actual states of community preparedness as this report does. Thus, this underlies the unusualness of this publication (See also the related DRC publication by Tierney, 1980).
Chemical Disaster , Local Community , Disaster Preparedness