State departments of transportation and other state transportation organizations have many challenges in establishing and maintaining emergency management programs and plans that are proactive, responsive, flexible, and coordinated with the other local, tribal, state, regional, and federal agencies that may be involved in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. In addition, states vary in how they organize their emergency management activities.
NCHRP Research Report 1093: An Emergency Management Playbook for State Transportation Agencies, a pre-publication draft from TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program, provides information, best practices, and guidelines for ways to “work smart,” by showing how emergency management can be better organized, understood, and worked into the agency within current resource constraints.
Supplemental to the report is NCHRP Web-Only Document 384: Developing an Emergency Response Playbook for State Transportation Agencies.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. An Emergency Management Playbook for State Transportation Agencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/27379.
|Chapter 1: Introduction||3-4|
|Chapter 2: Emergency Management Overview||5-8|
|Chapter 3: Transportation Agency Emergency Management Program||9-18|
|Chapter 4: Key Roles and Responsibilities||19-23|
|Chapter 5: Resource Needs||24-26|
|Chapter 6: Key Questions to Ask||27-29|
|Chapter 7: Building an Emergency Management Culture||30-32|
|Chapter 8: Capability Maturity and Self-Assessment||33-36|
|Chapter 9: Emergency Management Plays 9: EM Plays||37-89|
|Chapter 10: Available Tools||90-104|
|Chapter 11: Keep in Mind||105-114|
|Chapter 12: Challenges||115-117|
|Chapter 13: Sustaining Success||118-118|
|Chapter 14: Conclusions||119-120|
|Appendix A EMAC Guide||121-129|
|Appendix B Emergency Management Capability Maturity Framework||130-169|
|Appendix C Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) Guide Supplemental Material||170-223|
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