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Evacuation Planning Needs Assessment

Posted on June 27, 2016

NDPTC is conducting a Needs Assessment Survey on Evacuation Planning

A research team from the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) at the University of Hawaii (, led by Dr. Karl Kim, in cooperation with Dr. Brian Wolshon of Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency at Louisiana State University, is conducting this survey to assess evacuation training needs for communities both in the United States and abroad. It includes questions on hazards and evacuation activities and whether or not your community has developed evacuation plans and if any formal training has been developed.  The NDPTC is a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) and develops and delivers FEMA certified training on natural hazards and coastal communities.

 This research protocol has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of University of Hawaii. The findings will be used to assess and understand evacuation practices among first responders, emergency managers, transportation planners and disaster managers.  Findings will be incorporated into FEMA certified training programs and various academic and technical publications.

 We request that you complete the survey online at the following link:

·         All information collected through this survey will be kept confidential. 

·         Your participation in the survey is voluntary. You can withdraw from the survey at any time before the

       completion of the survey.

·         You may receive a request to complete this survey from multiple sources.  Please complete just one survey by Friday July 8, 2016.

If you know of others who have background in this area, please forward the survey link to them.