Emergency Transportation Operations

Good Practices in Transportation Evacuation Preparedness and Response
Results of the FHWA Workshop Series

Introduction

As described in the Executive Summary, the Best Practices are organized into the three phases used in the tabletop exercise section of the workshops. These phases were Preparation and Activation; Response; and Re-entry and Return to Readiness. The tabletop exercise section of the workshop included a scenario requiring an evacuation. The scenario changed and progressed through the three phases just as many emergency situations do when they occur. Workshop participants discussed the scenario at each phase and discussed what their concerns were at that point in time and how they would respond in such a situation. During these discussions, participants identified a number of good practices routinely followed and those have been summarized in the next sections.

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