Options for Developing an Earthquake Preparedness Plan Within the Santa Rosa Fire Department [open pdf - 111KB]
"The problem is that Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) does not have a comprehensive earthquake preparedness plan, thus leading to the possibility of discontinuity of the department's mission. The purpose of this research was to identify ways to increase knowledge within SRFD in order to develop an earthquake preparedness plan. Through descriptive research, earthquake standards and guidelines were identified, other fire departments were surveyed about this issue, and essential components SRFD should consider were identified, along with the internal earthquake preparedness knowledge of company officers. The research was accomplished through literature review and surveys. The results showed the importance of developing a comprehensive earthquake preparedness plan. Recommendations include the design, implementation and evaluation process for an earthquake preparedness plan."
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/