Emergencies requiring mass evacuation differ greatly depending on geographic and demographic locations. Without the ability to create site specific evacuation plans, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created NFPA 1616 to assist in the development and implementation of Mass Evacuation and Sheltering. This report will describe the best practices of municipalities and hazard related industries for evacuation and preparedness among all emergency responses and how to implement or modify plans depending on jurisdictional preference.
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