Emergency logistics planning and disaster preparedness

Naim Kapucu, PhD

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Emergency management is often evaluated and improved after a disaster, especially in the realm of preparedness. This article discusses the importance of logistics planning and operation as it relates to preparedness. The selection of field logistics sites, such as staging areas, prior to the occurrence of a natural or man-made disaster is a crucial step in emergency management planning. Selection can be aided and kept consistent by pre-identifying state- and countylevel guidelines for staging areas.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2006.0049

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