Draft Outline of Report on Implementing Community Disaster Planning

Quarantelli, E. L.
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Disaster Research Center
This report consists of eight chapters. Each chapter deals with a major issue in regard to the implementation of disaster planning, indicates central questions with respect to that issue, and makes some major points in relation to each question. The discussion in all cases is based on what studies of actual situations show and in this sense is grounded in research-derived findings rather than being based on unrealistic suppositions or desirable but unattainable ideal circumstances. A basic theme running throughout the report is that implementation of disaster planning cannot be achieved through the mechanical application of a fixed set of procedures but requires instead a careful analysis of the particular constellation of conditions present in each individual case, and a willingness of some organization such as local civil defense to take the initiative in developing and/or maintaining community emergency plans.
disaster planning , community emergency plans , research based findings