9780750685146

Introduction to Emergency Management

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  • ISBN13:

    9780750685146

  • ISBN10:

    075068514X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/9/2007
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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(Note: Fourth Edition coming fall 2010) Introduction to Emergency Management, Third Edition provides a comprehensive update of this foundational text on the background components and systems involved in the management of disasters and other emergencies. The book details current practices, strategies, and the key players involved in emergency management, especially in the U.S. but also around the world. Expanded coverage of local and state issues, particularly as they need to interact and work with FEMA and other federal agencies, adds value to public administrators locally tasked with protecting their community. The Third Edition is fully updated to cover FEMA's continually changing role within the Department of Homeland Security and the impact and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Lessons including proper planning, mitigation, in-crisis decisions, evacuation, and recovery shed light on how managers can avoid devastating breakdowns in communication and leadership during an event. Not only terrorist events but many such natural disasters require similar preparedess planning. Emergency planning is vital to the security of entire communities and thus an essential focus for research, planning and training. This new edition continues in its tradition of serving as an essential resource for students and young professionals in the discipline of Emergency Management. * Case studies offer current specific examples of disasters and how they were managed * Extensive focus on Hurricane Katrina includes full coverage of events leading up to the crisis, response and recovery issues, lessons learned, and an event timeline * Written by 2 former FEMA senior officials who draw on first-hand experience in day-to-day emergency management operations

Table of Contents

The Historical Context of Emergency Management
The Natural and Technological Hazards and Risk Assessment
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Mitigation
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Recovery
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Preparedness
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Communications
International Disaster Management
Emergency Management and the New Terrorist Threat
The Future of Emergency Management
Acronyms
Emergency Management Web Sites
Emergency Management Agency Addresses
Ready.gov Citizen Preparedness Recommendations
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