Introduction to Emergency Management

ISBN-10: 0750679611

ISBN-13: 9780750679619

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

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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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List price: $71.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 10/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 424
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

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
Early History: 1800-1950
The Cold War and the Rise of Civil Defense: 1950s
Natural Disasters Bring Changes to Emergency Management: 1960s
The Call for a National Focus on Emergency Management: 1970s
Civil Defense Reappears as Nuclear Attack Planning: 1980s
An Agency in Trouble: 1989-1992
The Witt Revolution: 1993-2001
Terrorism Becomes Major Focus: 2001
The Future: 2005 and Beyond
Natural and Technological Hazards and Risk Assessment
Natural Hazards
Technological Hazards
Risk Assessment
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Mitigation
Tools for Mitigation
Impediments to Mitigation
Federal Mitigation Programs
Case Studies
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response
Local Response
State Response
Volunteer Group Response
Incident Command System
The Federal Response
Communications among Responding Agencies
Case Studies
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Recovery
The National Response Plan for Disaster Recovery Operations
FEMA's Individual Assistance Recovery Programs
FEMA's Public Assistance Grant Programs
Other Federal Agency Disaster Recovery Funding
National Voluntary Relief Organizations
Recovery Planning Tools
Case Studies
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Preparedness
Preparedness: The Building Block
Mitigation versus Preparedness
A Systems Approach: The Preparedness Cycle
Preparedness Programs
Education and Training Programs
Business Continuity Planning and Emergency Management
Case Studies
The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Communications
Crisis Communications: Response and Recovery
Communicating Preparedness and Mitigation Messages
Case Study: Project Impact
Case Study: Risk Communication-Parkfield, California
Working with the Media
Communications Means/Products
Case Study: Federal Government Communications during Anthrax Crisis
International Disaster Management
Disasters in Developing Nations
International Involvement
Important Issues Influencing the Response Process
The United Nations System
Nongovernmental Organizations
Assistance Provided by the U.S. Government
The International Financial Institutions
Case Study: The Gujurat, India Earthquake
Emergency Management and the New Terrorist Threat
Changes in Emergency Management and the War on Terrorism
Summary of September 11 Events
First Responder Evaluation
Federal Government Terrorism Activity
State Government Terrorism Activity
Local Government Terrorism Activities
Case Study: "Redefining Readiness: Terrorism Planning through the Eyes of the Public"
The Future of Emergency Management
Organizational Changes
What Does This Mean for Emergency Management?
What Is the Future of Emergency Management?
Balancing Homeland and Security and Natural Disaster Management
Public Involvement in Preparedness Planning
Partnering with the Business Community
Prioritizing Resource Allocations
Organization of the Nation's Emergency Management System
A New Path for Emergency Management
Emergency Management Web Sites
Emergency Management Agency Addresses Citizen Preparedness Recommendations
A Day in the Life of Homeland Security
About the Authors
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