Emergency Management Planning in San Antonio, Texas

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 10, p.24-38 (2003)


emergency operation center, emergency preparedness, hazard assessment, incident command post, incident commander, terrorist incident response


The article presents the Basic Plan for emergency management of a US city with approximately one million inhabitants that faces variety of hazards and threats. The author points out that the plan has all necessary requisites of an organization consistent with the military model of Command and Control. Interagency arrangements and the terrorist threat are addressed in detail. In an annex the article provides assessment of all major hazards faced by the City of San Antonio.