Mass Gathering Venues: Identifying Key Components to a Pre-Incident Plan to Address the New Dallas Cowboys Stadium [open pdf - 140KB]
"The Arlington Fire Department (AFD) has not developed a Pre-Incident Plan (PIP) to deal with a large scale incidents involving mass gathering venues. Descriptive research was used to identify department/industry standards and recommendations regarding key components. This was accomplished through literary reviews of standards, articles, interviews, and a feedback instrument. The research questions asked for information regarding pre-incident planning as it relates to historic events in mass gathering venues, essential components of a PIP, a comparison of other departments with mass gathering venues, NFL [National Football League] policy regarding emergency service delivery and, current AFD policy. The results did provide recommendations for the development of a plan to address incidents in mass gathering venues."
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/