United we stand, divided we fall : increasing response capability in Kentucky through regionalization and leadership
Bogard, Amanda B.
MetadataShow full item record
Research indicates that the benefits of regionalization include optimal resource allocation and enhanced communication across jurisdictions. In this thesis, regionalization is defined as the act of the region collaboratively working across jurisdictional boundaries in a formal capacity to network, preplan and respond during incidents. The 2009 Kentucky ice storm devastated the entire state. Some counties throughout the commonwealth collaborated during the response; however, only one region out of eleven formally regionalized. Possible factors related to regionalization will be explored, such as support and understanding by leaders of the concept and the importance of networking with a variety of agencies. Networking is described as interorganizational interaction and communication. Tools from social network analysis are used to visualize networking and collaboration during the 2009 Kentucky ice storm. In addition, regionalization is discussed in the context of area command. Using a case study and interviews, this thesis investigates regionalization in Kentucky as it relates to the 2009 ice storm. Recommendations are presented for improving responses to future large-scale disasters utilizing regionalization.
CHDS State/LocalApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Hisa, Renee Y.; Sabbagh, Sarah; Sarkar, Nandita; Sporer, Karl; Rokos, Ivan C.; Brown, John F.; Brindis, Ralph G.; Guo, Joanna; Yu-Chen, Shen (2017-10);Introduction California has led successful regionalized efforts for several time-critical medical conditions, including ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), but no specific mandated protocols exist to define ...
Kerman, Mitchell C (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1997-09);The end of the cold war has allowed the United States to significantly reduce defense spending. Spending has been reduced for both the force structure (i.e., equipment and manpower) and the military support base (i. e., ...
Kerman, Mitchell C.; Brown, Gerald G.; Dell, Robert F. (Naval Postgraduate School, 1998-08); NPS-OR-98-006The United States has significantly reduced defense spending since the end of the cold war for both its force structure (equipment and manpower) and military support base (infrastructure). However, infrastructure reductions ...