Criteria for Evaluating Disaster Planning in an Urban Setting

Date
1988
Authors
Quarantelli, E. L.
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Disaster Research Center
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What is good disaster planning? For most human history, it would have been necessary to provide an answer based solely on unverified assumptions, anecdotal stories, and/or isolated non-random observations. But after over three decades of systematic social science research on organizational preparation for and managing of disasters, we have a solid base of knowledge that can be used for the purposes of assessing planning (see Barton, 1970; Dynes, 1974; Quarantelli, 1981b; Dynes, Quarantelli and Kreps, 1981; Quarantelli, 1984a; Drabek, 1986; Dynes, DeMarchi and Pelanda, 1987; and Quarantelli and Wenger, 1987).
Keywords
disaster planning , EMS , emergency medical services
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