Recommended U.S.-Italy Collaborative Procedures for Earthquake Emergency Response Planning for Hospitals in Italy

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The ATC-51-1 report, Recommended U.S.-Italy Collaborative Procedures for Earthquake Emergency Response Planning for Hospitals in Italy, was developed under a second contract with Servizio Sismico Nazionale of Italy (Italian National Seismic Survey, NSS). (Published 2002, 133 pages)

ABSTRACT: The report addresses one of the short-term recommendations of planning for emergency response and postearthquake inspection made in the first phase of the ATC-51 project, and considers both current practices for emergency response planning in the United States and available NSS information and regulations pertaining to hospital emergency response planning in Italy. The report contains: (1) descriptions of current procedures and concepts for emergency response planning in the United States and Italy, (2) an overview of relevant procedures for both countries for evaluating and predicting the seismic vulnerability of buildings, including procedures for postearthquake inspection, (3) recommended procedures for earthquake emergency response planning and postearthquake assessment of hospitals, to be implemented through the use of a Postearthquake Inspection Notebook and demonstrated through the application on two representative hospital facilities, and (4) recommendations for emergency response training, postearthquake inspection training, and the mitigation of seismic hazards.

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