Airports—especially in the past two decades—have generally sought to promote and increase collaboration among the members of the airport community, particularly between an airport and its airlines. One metric of this trend has been the increase in the number of U.S. airports with full-time emergency managers, from fewer than 10 in 2007 to more than 120 today. Collaboration and increased professionalism in airport emergency management have gone hand in hand.
No matter whether the incident is aircraft-related or an incident in the terminal—such as an active shooter, a bomb threat, or other hazard—the goals of airports, airlines, and others in the airport community are to achieve safety, security, compassion, customer service, regulatory compliance, and reputation. Achieving these goals can contribute to resiliency and to the protection of critical infrastructure and key resources.
Although air travel is one of the safest modes of travel, and airports are among the safest public spaces in the United States, air-travel incidents do occur. ACRP Synthesis 99: Emergency Working Groups at Airports documents these working groups and how they assist victims and their families and friends in the weeks following an incident.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Emergency Working Groups at Airports. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25572.
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||3-5|
|Chapter 2 - Results from Interviews||6-20|
|Chapter 3 - Findings from Interviews||21-24|
|Chapter 4 - Case Examples||25-31|
|Chapter 5 - Conclusions and Further Research||32-33|
|Acronyms and Abbreviations||35-35|
|Appendix A - Airports and Others Interviewed||37-38|
|Appendix B - Interview Script||39-40|
|Appendix C - NTSB Family Assistance Operations Workshop Agendas||41-46|
|Appendix D - Sea-Tac s EWG Brochure||47-49|
|Appendix E - Champion s Pitch at LAX||50-55|
|Appendix F - LAX EWG Handbook||56-71|
|Appendix G - Sample LAX EWG Meeting Agenda||72-72|
|Appendix H - LAX EWG Meeting Guest Speakers 2016 2019||73-73|
|Appendix I - Sample Agenda from BOS Family Assistance Training Workshop||74-75|
|Appendix J - Checklist for EWG Formation||76-82|
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