Airport Emergency Management Capabilities Development

The scope of airport emergency management continues to expand from solely preparing for aviation-related incidents to an all-hazard approach that includes natural disasters and intentional acts.  As a result, airports are developing stand-alone emergency management divisions with varying and often significant degrees of preparedness, response, and recovery program capabilities. Airports can benefit from having established emergency management preparedness capabilities specifically for the airport industry. Benefits include increased opportunity for grant funding as well as consistent opportunities for national emergency management program continuous improvement.  Yet at the local level, many emergency managers have limited time to develop a capability assessment from scratch and would benefit from being able to tailor a template of capabilities with metrics to fit their airport's needs.  The objective of this research is to provide resources, tools, and potential guidelines to develop a set of emergency management capabilities that can be used for assessment and to inform a program’s strategic roadmap for long-term continuous improvement.  The tools and guidelines should allow for individual airports to tailor their plans to their unique situation.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $450000
  • 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:

    McDonald III, Edward

  • Start Date: 20220815
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • 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