ABSTRACT

Developing a Public Emergency Communication System for Natural and Man-Made Emergencies   [open pdf - 265KB]

"The Town of Mooresville does not have a public emergency communication system in place to handle natural and man-made emergencies. Mooresville Fire Department is the primary Emergency Management organization within the Town of Mooresville. The absence of a public emergency communication system prevents the Mooresville Fire Department from delivering life-saving messages to its citizens during natural and man-made emergencies. The problem was, the Mooresville Fire Department had no public emergency communication system in place for natural and man-made emergencies. The purpose of the research is to develop a public emergency communication system. Action research was the method chosen by the author. Literature review and personal interviews were used to answer the following research questions and develop a Public Emergency Communication System for the Town of Mooresville. (a) What are the risk factors for natural and man-made disaster within the Town of Mooresville? (b) What Public Emergency Communication System hardware and software is available? (c) What Public Emergency Communication System hardware and software is needed? (d) What are the costs associated with meeting the public emergency communication needs for the Town of Mooresville? (e) What training is required in order to implement a Public Emergency Communication System? The results found that the Town of Mooresville had a high risk factor for natural and man-made emergencies. The research outlined requirements for a public emergency communication system and was used to develop a Public Emergency Communication System for the Town of Mooresville."

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2011-07?
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Public Domain
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United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/
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