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Providing readers with a well-rounded understanding of disaster responses, this book first explores the various types of disasters that may occur. It then uncovers the myriad of actors that are involved in emergency management as well as the diverse theoretical frameworks from which post-disaster activities may be approached. Readers will gain a better understanding of the typical challenges to be expected during response efforts as well as the tools and techniques that will enhance the ability to protect lives, reduce property damage and minimize disruption.
David McEntire is an assistant professor of emergency administration and planning at the University of North Texas. His expertise includes: Disaster Prepardness Planning and reponse, Emergency Management, Terror Response, Disasters in Developing Nations, Disasters, Disaster Relief.
Table of Contents
1. Knowing What to Expect: Hazards and Disasters
2. Understanding the Actors: Role and Responsibilities of Disaster Participants
3. Anticipating Human Behavior in Disasters: Myths, Exaggerations and Realities
4. Approaching Response and Recovery Operations: Alternative Management Theory
5. Responding with Initial Measures: Hazard Detection, Warning, Evacuation, and Sheltering
6. Caring for the Injured, Dead and Distraught: Overcoming Physical and Emotional Impacts
7. Managing Public Relations, Donations and Volunteers: Expected Challenges and Benefits