California Earthquake Preparedness Survey - March 5, 2010
A presentation on the preparedness of Californians in the event of a disaster was given by Linda Bourque, Professor, UCLA School of Public Health; Dr. Lucy Jones, Chief Scientist, Multi Hazards Project, U.S. Geological Survey; Larry Collins, Battalion Chief, Los Angeles County Fire Department; Marta Bortner, Assistant Director, External Affairs, CaliforniaVolunteers; and Kelly Huston, Assistant Agency Secretary, California Emergency Management Agency (moderator). The focus was on the findings of the California Earthquake Preparedness Survey conducted in 2008.
Press Conference Audio with Presentation Slides
Other Videos:Watch the video broadcast "Public Response to Terroriam in America ". This panel discussion included Dennis S. Mileti, Linda B. Bourque and Cory D. Gruber. The presenters shared their findings from their recent study on public readiness for natural disasters and terrorism events (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terror - NCSTART) . This press conference originally aired on December 15, 2008 and is archived in the CSPAN Video Archive.
The PowerPoint slides presented at the National Press Club can be downloaded via the link below:
Bourque, L.B. & Milet, D.S. (December 15, 2008). Public Response to Terrorism in America. A Research Briefing at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
Bourque, Linda B. National Survey of Disaster Experiences and Preparedness (NSDEP), 2007-2008.
The Department of Homeland Security funded a Center for Excellence called the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (NC START) based at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Linda Bourque received the two sub-awards through NC START as well as two additional grants from the National Science Foundation to conduct a national household telephone survey about people's experiences, preparedness and mitigation actions, and perceptions related to terrorism and disasters. A stratified sample of 3,300 households selected by random digit dialing was interviewed using computer-assisted telephone interviews. Of the total sample, 1,000 households were selected from areas considered at high risk of terrorism (Washington, D.C.; New York City; Los Angeles), and 2,300 households were selected from throughout the rest of the continental United States. The study collected information on: household and individual demographic data; past experience with disasters; respondents; definition of terrorism; cues to prepare; preparedness information received passively; trust in government organizations; terrorism-related knowledge; perceived risk; information-seeking and milling; perceived as resilience/self-efficacy; perceived response effectiveness; preparedness and mitigation actions; and behavioral intentions.
Kano, M., Wood, M.M., Mileti, D.S., and Bourque, L.B. Public Response to Terrorism: Findings from the National Survey of Disaster Experiences and Preparedness. Los Angeles, CA: Southern Caliofrnia Injury Prevention Center, 2008.