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Accession Number ADA574441
Title Enhancing Situational Awareness When Addressing Critical Incidents at Suburban and Rural Schools.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 175p
Personal Author P. M. O'Flynn
Abstract This research identifies some of the terrorism-related vulnerabilities in suburban and rural school district facilities and operations throughout New York State. An evaluation of the resources and technologies available to first responders (i.e., police, fire, and EMS personnel) was conducted through a survey instrument delivered to agencies in the state. The survey identified areas for improvement in response capabilities and in protocols for dealing with critical incidents in suburban and rural schools. The research also identified and evaluated emerging technologies that could improve situational awareness (e.g., cellular technology), enhance public safety, and improve information access and management. A section on best practices compares the Canadian approach to emergency response in schools with the United States approach. A section on public-private partnerships discusses collaborative messaging strategies, use of social media, hyper-reach and accu-reach, FEMA's integrated public alert and warning system, and multi-disciplinary and interagency collaboration. The study makes specific recommendations for school districts in New York State.
Keywords Cellular communications
Deficiencies
Emergencies
First responders
Information exchange
Interagency coordination
Media
New York
Public safety
Public-private partnerships
Response
Rural areas
Schools
Situational awareness
Social factors
Suburban areas
Surveys
Terrorism
Theses
Urban areas
Vulnerability
Warning systems


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of National Security Affairs.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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