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Wiley Pathways Emergency Planning

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1st
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9780471920779

ISBN10:
0471920770
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Pub. Date:
9/12/2006
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WILEY
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Summary

In order for a community to be truly prepared to respond to any type of emergency, it must develop effective emergency planning. Emergency Planning guides readers through the steps of developing these plans, offering a number of strategies that will help ensure success. It delves into the patterns of human disaster behavior, social psychology, and communication as well as the basics of generic protective actions, planning concepts, implementation, and action.

Author Biography

Ronald W. Perry joined Arizona State University in 1983 as Professor of Public Affairs. He has studied natural and technological hazards and terrorism since 1971. His principal interests are incident management systems, citizen warning behavior, public education and community preparedness. He has published more than a dozen books and many journal articles. Perry currently serves on the Steering Committees of the Phoenix Urban Areas Strategic Initiative and the Phoenix Metropolitan Medical Response System. He also serves on the Arizona Council for Earthquake Safety and on the Fire Chiefs’ Advisory Committees for the Arizona Cities of Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix and Tempe. He holds the Award for Excellence in Emergency Management from the Arizona Emergency Services Association and the Pearce Memorial Award for Contributions to Hazardous Incident Response from the Phoenix Fire Department. He also holds both the Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievement by a Team from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a Certificate of Recognition from Vice President Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government.

Michael K. Lindell is the former Director of the Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center (HRRC) at Texas A&M University and has 30 years of experience in the field of emergency management, conducting research on community adjustment to floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and releases of radiological and toxic materials. He worked for many years as an emergency preparedness contractor to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and has provided technical assistance on radiological emergency preparedness for the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Department of Energy, and nuclear utilities. In addition, he has trained as a Hazardous Materials Specialist at the Michigan Hazardous Materials Training Center and worked on hazardous materials emergency preparedness with state emergency response commissions, local emergency planning committees, and chemical companies. In the past few years, Lindell directed HRRC staff performing hurricane hazard analysis and evacuation planning for the entire Texas Gulf coast. He has made over 120 presentations before scientific societies and short courses for emergency planners, and he has been an invited participant in workshops on risk communication and emergency management in this country and abroad. Lindell has also written extensively on emergency management and is the author of over 120 technical reports and journal articles, as well as five books.

Table of Contents

Emergency Planning
Chapter 1 – Introduction to Emergency Planning: The Contexts of Emergency Planning
Chapter 2 – The Emergency Planning Process: Mandates, Structure and Guidelines
Chapter 3 – Patterned Human Behavior in Disasters: What a Planner Must Know
Chapter 4 – Fostering Successful Emergency Planning: A Planner’s Guide to Making it Work
Chapter 5 – Classes of Protective Action Recommendations: Emergency Planning Conditions and Considerations
Chapter 6 – Analyzing and Selecting Protective Actions: How to Make Effective Chioces
Chapter 7 – The Content and Format of Emergency Plans: Framing a Picture of the Planning Process
Chapter 8 – Continuity of Operations Plans: Keeping the Organization Alive
Chapter 9 – Milestones that Structure Emergency Planning: Organizing Tasks for Emergency Planners
Chapter 10 – Population Warning: Behavioral Foundations and Practical Applications
Chapter 11- Planning for Hazard Adjustment: Protection Adoption, Hazard Awareness and Risk Communication
Chapter 12 – Structures for Managing Emergency Response: Executing Emergency Plan Provisions
Chapter 13 – Selected Federal Emergency Planning Mandates: Balancing Local Needs with Federal Requirements
Chapter 14 – The Life of the Emergency Planning Process


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