Identifying and Developing the Core Capabilities of an Airport Emergency Management Program

Airports must manage all-hazards events, which occur from time to time. Airports should be proactive in addressing the needs for the development and implementation of Emergency Management (EM) frameworks and core capabilities to build preparedness. As airports move toward the establishment or expansion of their EM initiatives, they should understand airport organizational designs of EM, training needs, guidelines, and requirements in the development, implementation, and sustainability of EM core capabilities. Airports should consider opportunities to explore lessons learned from airport case studies and examine interdependent industries and related disciplines with emerging risks to identify commonalities and variances. This project will assist airports in establishing and maintaining their EM programs through and standardized approach of continuous process improvement. The objective of this research is to develop a guide of standardized core capabilities. The core capabilities should include EM-specific benchmarks tailored for the airport EM function for airport sponsors and its stakeholders to continuously evaluate the strengths and opportunities in the development or improvement of a comprehensive EM framework.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 04-30

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Greenberger, Marci

  • Performing Organizations:

    Tetra Tech, Incorporated

  • Principal Investigators:

    McMickle, Emily

  • Start Date: 20240117
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250715
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01854684
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 04-30
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2022 4:09PM