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NCJ Number: NCJ 197139     Find in a Library
Title: Critical Incident Protocol-A Public and Private Partnership, 2002
  Document URL: PDF 
  Project Director: Radford W. Jones
Corporate Author: Michigan State University
School of Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 43
  Annotation: This booklet discusses the essential and beneficial process of the public and private sectors working together to plan for emergencies.
Abstract: Over 100 persons from the public and private sectors participated in 5 regional meetings held throughout the State of Michigan; their collective expertise and personal experience became the resource for the development of the protocol presented in this publication. Under the protocol a "critical incident" is defined as "any event or situation that threatens people and/or their homes, businesses, or community." This protocol has five objectives: to create public and private sectors' understanding of their common goal to protect lives and property while sustaining continuity of community life; to encourage the public and private sector entities that may have engaged in the assessment and planning process in isolation to form cooperative partnerships; to assist those businesses and communities lacking emergency planning experience in the development of a joint emergency planning process; to develop an understanding of mutual or respective goals and understand how public and private resources can complement and support each other; and to serve as a resource for those engaged in the joint planning process. The protocol outlines lessons learned in establishing partnerships in advance so the event can be managed and resolved with minimum loss to the community. It also provides guidance for conducting individual and joint public/private evaluations of risk factors and understanding what business functions are critical to individual businesses and the community. Further, guidance is provided for developing joint public/private sector emergency plans, along with the identification and sharing of community resources in responding to disasters. Other topics addressed are the facilitation of business resumption and recovery, the development of training exercises, and the incorporation of mitigation of harm throughout the entire process while recognizing its significance in preventing a disaster and reducing its potential impact. 39 references, including Internet resources, a glossary, and appended supplementary aids
Main Term(s): Domestic Preparedness
Index Term(s): Disaster procedures ; Emergency procedures ; Interagency cooperation ; Private sector-government cooperation ; Police emergency planning ; Emergency services training
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Office for Domestic Preparedness
United States of America
Grant Number: 1998-LF-CX-0007
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Type: Instructional Material ; Technical Assistance
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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