State transportation agencies will always fulfill a role in the emergency-management effort - for all incidents, from the routine traffic incident through major emergencies to catastrophic events. State agency plans and procedures are expected (indeed required if the agency seeks federal compensation) to be related to state and regional emergency structures and plans. This involves multi-agency, multi‐jurisdictional cooperation in emergency planning and operations.
The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Research Report 931: A Guide to Emergency Management at State Transportation Agencies is an update to a 2010 guide that provided an approach to all‐hazards emergency management and documented existing practices in emergency-response planning.
Significant advances in emergency management, changing operational roles at state DOTs and other transportation organizations, along with federal guidance issued since 2010, have resulted in a need to reexamine requirements for state transportation agency emergency-management functions, roles, and responsibilities.
The report is accompanied by NCHRP Web-Only Document 267:Developing a Guide to Emergency Management at State Transportation Agencies and a PowerPoint presentation that offers an overview and key findings, among other information.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. A Guide to Emergency Management at State Transportation Agencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25557.
|Section 1 - Introduction||3-5|
|Section 2 - Institutional Context for Emergency Management||6-15|
|Section 3 - Nature and Degree of Hazards and Threats||16-24|
|Section 4 - Develop an Emergency Preparedness Program||25-81|
|Section 5 - Emergency Management Stakeholders and Regional Collaboration||82-92|
|Section 6 - Emergency Management Training and Exercises||93-126|
|Appendix A - Bibliography and Resource Guide||127-314|
|Appendix B - Case Studies||315-339|
|Appendix C - Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Initialisms||340-344|
|Appendix D - Glossary||345-351|
|Appendix E - Tennessee DOT Resource Documents||352-387|
|Appendix F - Agency Wallet Card Examples||388-392|
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