NCHRP Report 525 Volume 16: A Guide to Emergency Response Planning at State Transportation Agencies
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NCHRP Report 525 Volume 16:
A Guide to Emergency Response Planning at State Transportation Agencies
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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 525, Vol. 16: A Guide to Emergency Response Planning at State Transportation Agencies is designed to help executive management and emergency response planners at state transportation agencies as they and their local and regional counterparts assess their respective emergency response plans and identify areas needing improvement.

NCHRP replaces a 2002 document, A Guide to Updating Highway Emergency Response Plans for Terrorist Incidents.

NCHRP Report 525, Vol. 16 is supported by the following online appendixes:

Appendix K--Annotated Bibliography

Appendix L--White Paper on Emergency Response Functions and Spreadsheet Tool for Emergency Response Functions

Appendix M--2010 Guide Presentation

NCHRP Report 525: Surface Transportation Security is a series in which relevant information is assembled into single, concise volumesâ€"each pertaining to a specific security problem and closely related issues. The volumes focus on the concerns that transportation agencies are addressing when developing programs in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the anthrax attacks that followed. Future volumes of the report will be issued as they are completed.


Publication Info

170 pages | 8.5 x 11

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-xi
Summary 1-4
Background 5-5
Guide Scope 6-6
Guide Audience 7-7
Guide Development Process 8-9
Homeland Security Presidential Directives 10-10
National Emergency Management Policies and Guidelines 11-12
Institutional Authority Context 13-14
Guiding Principles 15-18
Emergency Incident Characteristics and Terminology 19-21
Section 3 - Assess Agency Status in Emergency Response Training 22-22
Emergency Planning Phase 23-23
Step 1 - Form a Collaborative Planning Team 24-27
Step 2 - Conduct Research to Identify Hazards and Threats and Analyze Gathered Data 28-33
Step 3 - Determine Goals and Objectives of Emergency Planning and Response Activities 34-34
Step 4 - Develop and Analyze Courses of Action and Identify Resources 35-37
Step 5 - Write the Plan 38-40
Step 6 - Approve and Implement the Plan 41-41
Step 7 - Exercise the Plan and Evaluate Its Effectiveness 42-43
Prepare for the Emergency 44-45
Step 1 - Develop Approaches to Implement State Transportation Agency Roles and Responsibilities During Emergencies 46-50
Step 2 - Establish Communication Protocols and Mechanisms for Public Outreach 51-56
Step 3 - Emergency Evacuation/Shelter-in-Place/Quarantine Plans and Traffic Control and Management Protocols and Procedures 57-61
Step 4 - Develop Mobilization Plans for State Transportation Agency Personnel and Resources 62-65
Step 5 - Ensure Cost Tracking and Accountability 66-66
Respond to the Emergency 67-68
Step 1 - Initiate Emergency Response 69-70
Step 2 - Address Emergency Needs and Requests for Support 71-73
Step 3 - Manage Evacuations, Shelter-in-Place, or Quarantine 74-76
Step 4 - Implement Emergency Response Actions 77-79
Step 5 - Continue Response Requirements 80-81
Step 6 - Conclude Response Actions 82-82
Step 1 - Restore Traffic to Affected Areas 83-85
Step 2 - Identify and Implement Lessons Learned 86-88
Impact on and of the Transportation System 89-90
Example: Escalation of Incidents and Response 91-94
List of Acronyms 95-97
References 98-99
Other Resources 100-100
Planning-Level Organizational Principles 101-101
PREPARE for Emergencies 102-102
Decision-Making Sequences 103-103
Full Emergency Response Matrix 104-125
Purpose and Supporting Resources for Action Reference Matrix 126-136
Appendix A - Guide to Using Portions of the 2002 Guide 137-138
Appendix B - Emergency Response Legal Authorities 139-139
Appendix C - Emergency Response Stakeholder Responsibilities 140-145
Appendix D - Key Emergency Response Definitions 146-149
Appendix E - Key Traffic Incident Definitions 150-152
Appendix F - Intelligence Fusion Centers 153-154
Appendix G - Transportation Emergency Response Effects Tracking (TERET) 155-155
Appendix H - Model Emergency Operations Plans 156-156
Appendix I - Policy and Procedural Memoranda and Memoranda of Understanding 157-157
Appendix J - Training/Exercise Plans 158-158
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 159-159

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