The Body of Knowledge (BOK) is an ongoing project of the National Readiness Committee to create a comprehensive list of the recommended scope and depth of knowledge that engineers should aquire to be responders to disasters:

  1. Hazardous Materials
  2. Communications
  3. Logistics
  4. Mental health
  5. Waste Water Treatment
  6. Water Systems
  7. Electrical Systems
  8. Transportation
  9. Federal Response Plan
  10. Information Technology
  11. Structural Assessment
  12. Personal Safety/Health
  13. Personal basic load
  14. Contacts
  15. High tech vs. Low tech solutions
  16. Mass relocation
  17. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  18. Selecting a planning basis
  19. Risk management
  20. Military Protocols
  21. Public Health Issues
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