The Department of Homeland Security has mandated specific systems and techniques for the management of emergencies in the United States, including the Incident Command System, the National Incident Management System, Emergency Operations Plans, Emergency Operations Centers, Continuity of Government Plans and Continuity of Operations Plans. These plans and systems may be applied to the state-level transportation agencyï¿½s disaster response systems to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. Specific guidance and management techniques are provided to aid emergency planning staff to create DHS-compliant systems.
Disasters and emergency operations; Disaster preparedness; Emergency training; Hazards and emergency operations
Frances L. Edwards and Daniel C. Goodrich. "Handbook of Emergency Management For State-Level Transportation Agencies, MTI Report 09-10" Mineta Transportation Institute Publications (2010).