Emergency Management: A Reference Handbook

Emergency Management: A Reference Handbook

by Jeffrey B. Bumgarner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598841106

ISBN-13: 9781598841107

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This work is the first nontechnical guide to the principles, practices, policies, and profession of emergency management.

• Numerous primary source documents include key legislation as well as FEMA policies and publications

• A chronology lists major disasters in the United States along with key emergency management developments

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Overview

This work is the first nontechnical guide to the principles, practices, policies, and profession of emergency management.

• Numerous primary source documents include key legislation as well as FEMA policies and publications

• A chronology lists major disasters in the United States along with key emergency management developments

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598841107
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface

1 Background and History

History of Emergency Management and Disaster Response

Defining Disasters

Types of Disasters

Fundamentals of Emergency Management,

Mitigation

Preparedness

Response

Recovery

2 Problems, Solutions, and Controversies

Sociology of Disasters

Disaster Victimology

Impact of First Responders

The Question of Federalism

The Public Policy Process

Federal Emergency Management Efforts

State Emergency Management Efforts

Private Organization Emergency Management Efforts

Debate Over Emergency Management Resources

Natural Disasters or Terrorism

Key Cities or Nationwide Efforts

3 Worldwide Perspective

Emergency Management: A Global Responsibility

Disaster Vulnerabilities by Region

Asia

Africa

Latin America

Europe

Comparative Emergency Management Activities and Readiness

China

Australia

India

Trinidad and Tobago

Argentina

Nigeria

Civil Unrest, Ethnic Conflict, and Terrorism

4 Chronology

5 Biographical Sketches

Joe Allbaugh (1952- )

Clara Barton (1821-1912)

Julius W. Becton, Jr. (1926- )

B. Wayne Blanchard (unknown - )

Mabel Boardmand (1860-1946)

William Booth (1829-1912)

Michael D. Brown (1954- )

James E. Carter (1924- )

Isaac M. Cline (1864-1955)

Michael Chertoff (1953- )

Rudolph W.L. Giuliani III (1944- )

Louis O. Giuffrida (unknown- )

James Loy (1942- )

John W. Macy, Jr. (1917-1986)

John W. Magaw (unknown- )

Robert Mueller (1944- )

Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr. (1956- )

Robert D. Paulison (1947- )

Tom Ridge (1945- )

Robert T. Stafford (1913-2006)

Wallace E. Stickney (1934- )

William Howard Taft (1857-1930)

Gordon F. Vickery (1920-1996)

James Lee Witt (1944- )

6 Data and Documents

Key Executive Orders and Legislation

Executive Order 12127—Creation of FEMA

Robert T. Stafford Relief and Emergency Assistance Act

Homeland Security Act of 2002

Key Testimony Before Congress

Opening Statement of R. David Paulison

Statement of George W. Foresman

7 Directory of Organizations

Private Organizations

Adventist Community Services (ACS)

American Radio Relay League, Inc. (ARRL)

American Red Cross

Catholic Charities USA Disaster Response

Christian Disaster Response (CDR)

Church of the Brethren Emergency Response

Church World Service (CWS) Disaster Response

Episcopal Relief and Development

International Relief Friendship Foundation (IRFF)

Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR)

Medical Teams International (MTI)

Mennonite Disaster Services

National Emergency Response Team (NERT)

Nazarene Disaster Response (NDR)

The Points of Light Foundation

REACT International

The Salvation Army USA

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief

UJC Federations of North America

Volunteers of America

World Vision

Associations and Resource Centers

American Civil Defense Association (ACDA)

Association of State Floodplain Managers

Center for Homeland Security and Defense

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association (DERA)

Disaster-Resource.com

International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)

Natural Hazards Center

National Emergency Management Association

Ready.gov

Government Agencies

United States Government Agencies

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal Protective Service (FPS)

National Guard Bureau

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Civil Air Patrol (CAP)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

U.S. Fire Administration

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

State Emergency Management Agencies

International Agencies/Organizations

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Organization of American States (OAS)

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster

Reduction (UN/ISDR)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

United Nations Relief Web

8 Resources

Summary of Selected Scholarship Relating to Emergency Management

Books, Government Publications, and Videos

Books

Government Publications

Videos

Glossary

Index

About the Author

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