UNDERSTANDING THE EMERGENCY PLANNING PROCESS
The most effective emergency preparedness efforts at sporting venues engage all stadium personnel as part of a system that extends through the local, state and federal response levels. In order to create this system, venue managers and the response community must work together to develop plans and procedures based on an all-hazards approach, taking into consideration the entire range of possible events and consequences. It is important for venue managers and the response community alike to understand the planning process in its entirety.
The emergency planning cycle consists of a four step process that continually replicates itself in a cycle. These four steps areas...