In any disaster situation the chain-of-command, as regards who does what & when, starts w/ individuals, families, businesses, organizations, Emergency Managers, & various government entities (starting a the local level & moving up-the-ladder). Each participant in the response needs to be aware of established chains-of-command for every area, and each type of disaster ... and they need to know the typical response time to move from one level to another. FEMA has published some command information for managers, but it would help reduce disaster panic if the general public had easy access to this information. The bonus of such publication is that people will have a better idea just how long they need to take care of themselves before help should arrive.
Idea No. 694