"Planning in Time: The Oakland-Berkeley Hills Fire"
Author: Permaul, Nadesan
Published In: Emergency Preparedness
Describes the October 1991 Oakland-Berkeley Hills fire in which 1,700 acres burned, 3,000 dwellings were destroyed, and 25 people died. Discusses emergency preparedness at University of California, Berkeley, which had not been formalized until a few years earlier as a result of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Covers setting priorities, how the fire tested the planning efforts, and conclusions.
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