Emergency Planning / Edition 1

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Overview

In order for a community to be truly prepared to respond to any type of emergency, it must develop effective emergency planning. Emergency Planning guides readers through the steps of developing these plans, offering a number of strategies that will help ensure success. It delves into the patterns of human disaster behavior, social psychology, and communication as well as the basics of generic protective actions, planning concepts, implementation, and action.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471920779
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/12/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 548
  • Sales rank: 461,952
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald W. Perry joined Arizona State University in 1983 asProfessor of Public Affairs. He has studied natural andtechnological hazards and terrorism since 1971. His principalinterests are incident management systems, citizen warningbehavior, public education and community preparedness. He haspublished more than a dozen books and many journal articles. Perrycurrently serves on the Steering Committees of the Phoenix UrbanAreas Strategic Initiative and the Phoenix Metropolitan MedicalResponse System. He also serves on the Arizona Council forEarthquake Safety and on the Fire Chiefs’ Advisory Committeesfor the Arizona Cities of Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix and Tempe. Heholds the Award for Excellence in Emergency Management from theArizona Emergency Services Association and the Pearce MemorialAward for Contributions to Hazardous Incident Response from thePhoenix Fire Department. He also holds both the Award forOutstanding Environmental Achievement by a Team from the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency and a Certificate of Recognitionfrom Vice President Gore’s National Partnership forReinventing Government.

Michael K. Lindell is the former Director of the HazardReduction & Recovery Center (HRRC) at Texas A&M Universityand has 30 years of experience in the field of emergencymanagement, conducting research on community adjustment to floods,hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and releases ofradiological and toxic materials. He worked for many years as anemergency preparedness contractor to the U.S. Nuclear RegulatoryCommission and has provided technical assistance on radiologicalemergency preparedness for the International Atomic Energy Agency,the Department of Energy, and nuclear utilities. In addition, hehas trained as a Hazardous Materials Specialist at the MichiganHazardous Materials Training Center and worked on hazardousmaterials emergency preparedness with state emergency responsecommissions, local emergency planning committees, and chemicalcompanies. In the past few years, Lindell directed HRRC staffperforming hurricane hazard analysis and evacuation planning forthe entire Texas Gulf coast. He has made over 120 presentationsbefore scientific societies and short courses for emergencyplanners, and he has been an invited participant in workshops onrisk communication and emergency management in this country andabroad. Lindell has also written extensively on emergencymanagement and is the author of over 120 technical reports andjournal articles, as well as five books.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Emergency Planning 1

2 The Emergency Planning Process 33

3 Patterned Human Behavior in Disasters 63

4 Fostering Successful Emergency Planning 91

5 Classes of Protective Action Recommendations 116

6 Analyzing and Selecting Protective Actions 148

7 The Content and Format of Emergency Plans 182

8 Continuity of Operations Plans 220

9 Milestones That Structure Emergency Planning 266

10 Population Warning 298

11 Planning for Hazard Adjustment 335

12 Structures for Managing Emergency Response 368

13 Selected Federal Emergency Planning Mandates 401

14 Emergency Planning, Professionalism and the Future 435

Bibliography 464

Glossary 492

Index 000

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