"Hiatusport" is an exercise utilized by the USCG as the culmination of training for on-scene coordinators (OSC) and staff. Emphasis is placed on management of information and resources to achieve response goals established for the federal government by the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan. In addition to the primary task of spill cleanup, significant public relations problems involving the press, political figures, and private citizens interject the pressure-cooker atmosphere of the on-scene command post during a major spill. For the problem, students, are divided into groups and assume roles such as OSC and public relations coordinator. After a briefing on the opening situation, the 1st group occupies the command post and begins playing the exercise. Each of the four 1-hr segments has specific objectives (e.g., evaluate spiller's action to determine if a federal response is appropriate). At the conclusion of each segment, a critique is conducted using a predetermined list of discussion points. The "Hiatusport" techniques provides definite insights adaptable for use in other training programs.

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  • Pagination: p. 141-143

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  • Accession Number: 00178131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 4284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM