Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning: An Overview Of Seismic Policy Related Issues

Date
1987
Authors
Wenger, Dennis E.
Drabek, Thomas E.
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Publisher
Disaster Research Center
Abstract
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In this paper we will consider a number of issues relevant to local community adoption and implementation of emergency preparedness and response planning measures. A number of themes have emerged from our analysis of the topic, however the most critical one appears to be that the issue is highly complex. It is complex due to such factors as the diversity and heterogeneity of local community systems, the variety of local planning structures, the multidimensional elements that influence planning measures, and the paucity of research efforts focused upon the topic. This complexity bodes ill for any who believe that local communities will readily develop plans for earthquake response.
Keywords
Emergency Preparedness , Response Planning , seismic policy
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