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Guidance Document: Emergency Communication Strategies for Buildings



Erica D. Kuligowski


The purpose of this report is to provide guidance to system designers, building managers and/or building emergency personnel responsible for emergency communication on how to create and disseminate messages using basic communication modes (audible and/or visual technology). The guidance provided here is based on a report published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate and the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Kuligowski and Omori 2014).
Fire Protection Research Foundation Publication


emergency communications, disasters, fires, human behavior


Kuligowski, E. (2014), Guidance Document: Emergency Communication Strategies for Buildings, Fire Protection Research Foundation Publication, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created March 3, 2014, Updated February 19, 2017