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7.8 Coordination Efforts

The overall consensus from the interviews was that the coordination and cooperation of all of the entities involved was successful. While there may have been initial internal bickering in one of the incidents, the differences were put aside to make the evacuation and incident management a success.

The Graniteville, South Carolina, incident required the activation of the South Carolina Mobilization Plan that allowed for a coordinated request for support resources and agencies. Firefighters from around the state participated in the incident.

Public transit agencies played a factor in the evacuation of Big Bear Valley, and through their coordination of efforts, the evacuation of residents without transportation was successful.

February 6, 2006
Publication #FHWA-HOP-08-014