Emergency Services and Response

First responders—including police, paramedics, firefighters, and public health agencies—must react to all manner of emergencies, from terrorism to natural disasters. RAND research supports private-sector and government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels that are charged with responding to, mitigating the effects of, and recovering from natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other emergencies.

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    Response of Emergency Units: The Effects of Barriers, Discrete Streets, and One-Way Streets

    In realistic urban environments, emergency response vehicles may encounter one-way streets and barriers such as rivers that impede rapid response.

    Jan 1, 1971

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    Jay Balagna

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.H. in prevention science and practice, Emory University; B.A. in Spanish, University of Nevada, Reno

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    Christine Buttorff

    Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in health economics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; B.S. in political science, Santa Clara University; B.A. in Italian studies, Santa Clara University

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    Joie D. Acosta

    Senior Behavioral/Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in community and cultural psychology, University of Hawai'i; M.A. in psychology, University of Hawai'i; B.A. in psychology, University of Richmond

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    Thomas F. Atkin

    Adjunct Management Scientist
    Education M.S. in management science, University of Miami; B.S. in mathematical science, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

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    Jeffrey A. Drezner

    Senior Policy Researcher; Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in political science, Claremont Graduate University; M.S. in ecology, University of California, Davis; B.S. in environmental policy analysis and planning,, University of California, Davis

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    Robert C. Parker

    Adjunct Staff
    Education BS in management w/honors, U.S. Coast Guard Academy; MA in national security & strategic studies, U.S. Naval War College

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    Shoshana R. Shelton

    Senior Policy Analyst; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.H., The Ohio State University; B.A. in English, Denison University