Introduction to Emergency Management

ISBN-10: 075068514X
ISBN-13: 9780750685146
Edition: 3rd 2007
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Description: Introduction to Emergency Management, Third Edition provides a comprehensive update of this foundational text on the background components and systems involved in the management of disasters and other emergencies. The book details current practices,  More...

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Book details

List price: $65.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 10/9/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.146

Introduction to Emergency Management, Third Edition provides a comprehensive update of this foundational text on the background components and systems involved in the management of disasters and other emergencies. The book details current practices, strategies, and the key players involved in emergency management, especially in the U.S. but also around the world. Expanded coverage of local and state issues, particularly as they need to interact and work with FEMA and other federal agencies, adds value to public administrators locally tasked with protecting their community. The Third Edition is fully updated to cover FEMA's continually changing role within the Department of Homeland Security and the impact and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Lessons including proper planning, mitigation, in-crisis decisions, evacuation, and recovery shed light on how managers can avoid devastating breakdowns in communication and leadership during an event. Not only terrorist events but many such natural disasters require similar preparedess planning. Emergency planning is vital to the security of entire communities and thus an essential focus for research, planning and training. This new edition continues in its tradition of serving as an essential resource for students and young professionals in the discipline of Emergency Management. * Case examples provide current specific examples of disasters and how they were managed * Extensive focus on Katrina includes full coverage of events leading up to the crisis, response and recovery issues, lessons learned, and an event timeline * Written by 2 former FEMA senior officials who draw on first-hand experience in day-to-day emergency management operations

George Haddow currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management at The George Washington University, Washington, DC and at the Homeland Security Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Program. Prior to joining George Washington University, Mr. Haddow worked for eight years in the Office of the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the White House Liaison and the deputy Chief of Staff. He is a founding partner of Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm.

Damon P. Coppola is a Systems Engineer, and a Senior Associate with Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm. He has extensive experience in disaster preparedness and planning through his work with the World Bank Group; The Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management; the US Army Corps of Engineers; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, among others. Mr. Coppola is the author of Introduction to International Disaster Management (Butterworth-Heinemann), and co-author of Introduction to Homeland Security (Butterworth-Heinemann) and Hazards Risk Management (The Federal Emergency Management Agency). He has also been published in several industry journals, including Disaster Prevention and Management, The Beacon, The American Society of Professional Emergency Planners Journal, and The International Association of Emergency Managers Newsletter, among others. Mr. Coppola holds an M.E.M in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management from George Washington University.

The Historical Context of Emergency Management
The Natural and Technological Hazards and Risk Assessment
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Mitigation
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Recovery
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Preparedness
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Communications
International Disaster Management
Emergency Management and the New Terrorist Threat
The Future of Emergency Management
Acronyms
Emergency Management Web Sites
Emergency Management Agency Addresses
Ready.gov Citizen Preparedness Recommendations

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