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dc.contributor.advisorWollman, Lauren
dc.contributor.advisorFernandez, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorGerlich, Stacy E.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:42Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:42Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42633
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractIn 1987, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) established the first Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Program in the United States as a framework for organizing citizens to be more prepared. Using an appreciative inquiry approach, this thesis investigated how LAFD CERT can be understood as a smart practice and how successes might assist other agencies in constructing successful CERT programs within their jurisdictions. The conclusions are that through collaborative efforts with agencies within a city, expanding the outreach of CERT can be instrumental in achieving a more robust trained citizenry. Focusing on community resiliency and whole community concepts, LAFD CERT and others like it will be better equipped to assist as assets in the homeland security enterprise.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/howlafdcertmaybe1094542633
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleHow LAFD CERT may be understood as a smart practice: how it is pioneering a transition to whole community CERT and how it can serve as the template for CERT programs nationallyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorTrained volunteersen_US
dc.subject.authorCommunity Emergency Response Team (CERT)en_US
dc.subject.authorCERT organizationen_US
dc.subject.authorLos Angeles Fire Departmenten_US
dc.subject.authorLAFDCERTen_US
dc.subject.authorCERT LAFDen_US
dc.subject.authordisaster volunteersen_US
dc.subject.authorvolunteer coordinatoren_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain/Paramedic, Los Angeles Fire Departmenten_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Defense and Security)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Defense and Security)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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