9780470119761

Emergency Management Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470119761

  • ISBN10:

    0470119764

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2006-09-12
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
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Summary

This book propounds an all-hazards, multidisciplinary approach to emergency management. It discusses the emergency manager’s role, details how to establish an effective, integrated program, and explores the components, including: assessing risk; developing strategies; planning concepts; planning techniques and methods; coordinating response; and managing crisis. Complete with case studies, this is an excellent reference for professionals involved with emergency preparedness and response.

Author Biography

LUCIEN G. CANTON, CEM, CBCP, CPP, is an independent consultant specializing in emergency management strategic planning. He is the former director of emergency services for the City of San Francisco, where he coordinated the emergency management program and served as a policy advisor to the mayor on emergency management and homeland security issues. Mr. Canton previously served as an emergency management programs specialist and as a regional hazard mitigation branch chief with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He is the author of a book on the management of security officers as well as numerous articles on emergency management and security issues.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Emergency Management: A Historical Perspective.

Chapter 2. Emergency Management: A Social Science Perspective.

Chapter 3. The Emergency Manager: Evolving Roles and Shifting Paradigms.

Chapter 4. Establishing the Emergency Management Program.

Chapter 5. Assessing Risk.

Chapter 6. Developing Strategy.

Chapter 7. Planning Concepts.

Chapter 8. Planning Techniques and Methods.

Chapter 9. Coordinating Disaster.

Chapter 10. Managing Crisis.

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