ABSTRACT

Emergency Preparedness for Responders and Their Families: Are We Ready?   [open pdf - 288KB]

This report published by the U.S. Fire Administration discusses the need to identify criteria for "developing a guide for emergency responders and their families." The following is taken from the report. "The purpose of this research is to identify the criteria for developing a guide for emergency responders and their families in the event of a multi-day deployment. This was a combination of descriptive and action research methodology. [...]. As a result of this research the author found that the Portage Fire Department, like most agencies had not contemplated how a multi-day, large-scale event would affect it's personnel, families of the personnel, and the department. The recommendation, based on this study, was for the Portage Fire Department to develop additional Standard Operating Guidelines to enhance departmental readiness to respond to large-scale incidents and support the families of deployed members. [...]. The author reviewed past Applied Research Projects (ARP), fire service periodicals, texts, journals, and Internet resources. Additionally, two feedback instruments were developed to poll fire service agencies and emergency responders within the United States. As a result of this research the author found that the Portage Fire Department, like most agencies had not contemplated how a multi-day, large-scale event would affect it's [sic] personnel, families of the personnel, and the department. The recommendation, based on this study, was for the Portage Fire Department to develop additional Standard Operating Guidelines to enhance departmental readiness to respond to large-scale incidents and support the families of deployed members."

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2005-01
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