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VDEM Survey on Emergency Preparedness, National Capital Region

Project_ID: 
8.37
Sponsor: 
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
PI1: 
Thomas Guterbock
PI2: 
James Ellis
Type: 
Nationwide, statewide and regional
Sample: 
residents of National Capital Region
Project Type: 
Surveys and data collection
Year: 
2008
: Telephone survey of randomly contacted residents of Washington, DC and the areas of Virginia and Maryland considered to be part of the National Capital Region. Contact was made by listed sample, RDD and cell phone. The project was a collaborative effort among the emergency management agencies of DC and its five surrounding states (Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.) The survey gathered information on people’s preparedness, trust in information sources, special needs, likely evacuation destinations and routes, and other information needed by the emergency management agencies to prepare their plans for a possible man-made emergency in the area. A full report was prepared in addition to multiple presentations for stakeholders and emergency planners and responders.