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Addressing the vulnerabilities in today's critical infrastructure to natural disasters and terrorism, this practical book describes what public safety and other officials need to do to protect should be doing to pipelines, power plants, telecommunications, and other essential services before the unthinkable happens. The book explains how to maintain command and control in any disaster, and how to predict the probability of those disasters. Written by two highly regarded experts in the field, this one-of-a-kind guidebook shows how to simplify risk assessments and emergency response procedures to disasters affecting our critical national and local infrastructure.
Weighing the Risks of Natural Disasters. Visualizing Hazards and Vulnerability. Applying What You Have Learned to Your Disaster Recovery Plan. Recovering Critical "4Ci" Communications—Cornerstone to Any Recovery Plan. Quantifying Loss to Businesses. Quantifying Loss to Public Agencies. Getting the Money to Plan. Available Options for Completing the Plan. Assembling Response Teams and Delegating Responsibilities. Standards for Buildings, Networks and Infrastructure. Unique Vulnerabilities in Telecommunications and 4Ci. Vulnerabilities in Other Critical Infrastructure. Writing the Plan. Testing and Refining a Disaster Response Plan. Planning for Disasters on an International Level. Conclusions and Sample Plans. Index. Glossary. Bibliography.