ABSTRACT

Special Report: Fire Department Preparedness for Extreme Weather Emergencies and Natural Disasters   [open pdf - 367KB]

"This report examines the impact of extreme weather and natural disasters on the fire service. It also addresses the types of service calls most likely to arise as a result of these disasters and what equipment and planning are needed in order to be prepared. Safety, mutual aid, shift management, resource identification, logistics, and other related issues are discussed, along with examples from case studies of fire departments that have learned from experience what can happen. The report provides information that fire departments can use to enhance their level of preparedness and ensure greater safety the next time disaster strikes."

Report Number:
USFA-TR-162
Publisher:
Date:
2008-04
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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