Disaster Response and Recovery / Edition 1

Disaster Response and Recovery / Edition 1

by David A. McEntire
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471789747

ISBN-13: 9780471789741

Pub. Date: 08/18/2006

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471789741
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/18/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
873,339
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

1 Knowing What to Expect: Hazards and Disasters 1

2 Understanding the Actors: role and Responsibilities of Disaster Participants 33

3 Anticipating Human Behavior in Disasters: Myths, Exaggerations, and Realities 62

4 Approaching Response and Recovery Operations: Alternative Management Theories 86

5 Responding with Initial Measures: Hazard Detection, Warning, Evacuation, and Sheltering 109

6 Caring for the Injured, Dead, and Distraught: Overcoming Physical and Emotional Impacts 141

7 Managing Public Relations, Donations and Volunteers: Expected Challenges and Benefits 178

8 Moving Beyond Immediate Needs: Damage Assessment, Disaster Declarations and Debris Removal 210

9 Promoting Recovery and Mitigation: Disaster Assistance and Vulnerability Reduction 243

10 Overcoming Typical Challenges: Other Anticipated Problems After Disaster 274

11 Harnessing Technology and Organization: Tools for Local, State and Federal Governments 314

12 Dealing with Future Disasters: Prior Lessons, New Threats and Rising Vulnerability 356

13 Promoting Disaster Resilience: Preparedness, Improvisation, Professionalism and Leadership 413

Bibliography 449

Glossary 468

Index 486

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