"These guidelines have been designed to provide practical assistance to transit personnel with responsibility for planning, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. Definitions and characteristics of these events and their impact on organizations and systems are provided. The evolution of emergency management in the transit environment is detailed, and specific emergency management tools are explained. Chapter 1 will provide an overview of 'Comprehensive Emergency Management', followed by a detailed discussion of the 'Integrated Emergency Management System (IEMS)' and its use by organizations such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Subsequent chapters will outline transit-specific requirements for IEMS implementation, including: detailing emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery strategies; providing guidelines for developing plans and coordinating the outside resources required to manage emergencies and disasters in the transit setting; and presenting examples of emergency management practices used by various transit systems throughout the United States."
Connection Communities: http://transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov/training/Archived/EPSSeminarReg/CD/index.htm