Introduction to Emergency Management

Other | December 1, 2005

byHaddow, George, George Haddow

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Introduction to Emergency Management, Second Edition is a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation. The book details the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (U.S), the Federal Response Plan (FRP), and the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationship between FEMA and state and local emergency management systems. It also covers the changes in emergency management since the events of September 11, 2001, the latest information on the Office of Homeland Security, and includes several detailed appendices. This Second Edition is completely updated and continues this title's success as a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation.

* Includes continual connection of theory to real-world examples of disasters including the Tsunami disaster and instances of terrorism
* Contains dozens of diagrams and statistics illustrating disaster management history and facts
* Provides links to Emergency Management Web sites and information sources, including homeland security sources

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Introduction to Emergency Management, Second Edition is a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation. The book details the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (U.S), the Federal Response Plan (FRP), and the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationship between FEMA and ...

Jane A. Bullock has worked in emergency management for over 20 years most recently as the Chief of Staff to James Lee Witt the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In this position Ms. Bullock served as principal advisor to the Director on all Agency programmatic and administrative activities, provided advice and...

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Format:OtherDimensions:424 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 1, 2005Publisher:Butterworth-HeinemannLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080478662

ISBN - 13:9780080478661

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Table of Contents

Introductionn
1. The Historical Context of Emergency Management
2. Natural and Technological Hazards and Risk Assessment
3. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Mitigation
4. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response
5. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Recovery
6. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Preparedness
7. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Communications
8. International Disaster Management
9. Emergency Management and the New Terrorist Threat
10. The Future of Emergency Management
Appendix A: Acronyms
Appendix B: Emergency Management Websites
Appendix C: Emergency Management Government Contacts
References