Wiley Pathways Disaster Response and Recovery

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-08-18
  • Publisher: WILEY

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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.

Author Biography

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
8. Moving Beyond Immediate Needs: Damage Assessment, Disaster Declarations and Debris Removal
9. Promoting Recovery and Mitigation: Disaster Assistance and Vulnerability Reduction
10. Overcoming Typical Challenges: Other Anticipated Problems after Disaster
11. Harnessing Technology and Organization: Tools for local, state and federal governments
12. Dealing with Future Disasters: Prior Lessons, New Threats and Rising Vulnerability
13. Promoting Disaster Resilience: Preparedness, Improvisation, Professionalism and Leadership

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