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dc.contributor.advisorGordon, Ellen M.
dc.contributor.authorCharrier, Ronald J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:42:19Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:42:19Z
dc.date.issued2009-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4568
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractThe author of this thesis asserts that the current mass care response capability of the state of Missouri is insufficient to meet the sheltering, feeding and bulk distribution needs of the projected affected population in a catastrophic disaster. This thesis focuses on a catastrophic seismic event along the New Madrid fault zone resulting in an earthquake with a Richter scale reading approximating 7.7 or higher to determine the baseline mass care needs. A capability gap exists due to an insufficient number of trained, qualified mass care volunteers. Correcting this deficiency requires a new approach including the modification of the current management structure and the active participation and collaboration between all levels of government, volunteer organizations and the private sector. The author proposes concepts that appear to be basic in nature to emergency managers, but when presented to the volunteer community were welcomed, but perceived as progressive. These corrective actions include a state-wide recruiting effort, standardized training and a more hierarchal management structure within the Emergency Support Function 6.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/masscareesfprepa109454568
dc.format.extentxiv, 93 p. : col. ill., col. maps ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDisastersen_US
dc.subject.lcshMissourien_US
dc.subject.lcshEmergency managementen_US
dc.titleMass care (ESF-6) preparedness for catastrophic disastersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWollman, Lauren
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceState Training Officer, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency author (civilian).en_US
dc.identifier.oclc464233725
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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