Introduction to Emergency Management / Edition 2

Introduction to Emergency Management / Edition 2

by George Haddow, Jane Bullock
     
 

"Emergency Management, Industrial Health and Safety, and Security students and professionals will find this an essential resource. The book outlines the world's leading emergency management agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), covering its history, organization, programs, and operations as well as the Federal Response Plan (FRP). This book provides… See more details below

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"Emergency Management, Industrial Health and Safety, and Security students and professionals will find this an essential resource. The book outlines the world's leading emergency management agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), covering its history, organization, programs, and operations as well as the Federal Response Plan (FRP). This book provides the latest information on FEMA's emerging role within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The authors have included a special and timely chapter on terrorism that recounts the events of September 11, 2001, and what they mean to disaster management and emergency planning in the future." Offering a current list of disaster management organizations' Web sites, a glossary of terms and acronyms, and a reference compendium of domestic and international disaster statistics, Introduction to Emergency management is an invaluable reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750679619
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/27/2005
Series:
Butterworth-Heinemann Homeland Security Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

George Haddow currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Homeland Security Studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Prior to jpining academia, 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.

Jane A. Bullock has worked in emergency management for over 20 years most recently as the Chief of Staff to James Lee Witt the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In this position Ms. Bullock served as principal advisor to the Director on all Agency programmatic and administrative activities, provided advice and recommendations to the Director on policies required to carry out the mission of the agency; managed the day-to-day operations of the Agency; directed, monitored, and evaluated Agency strategic and communication processes; and oversaw administration of the Agency’s resources, including the disaster relief fund. Represented the Director and the Administration with Congress, State and municipal governments, foreign officials, constituent groups and the media. Served as a principal spokesperson for the Agency’s programs both before, during and after disasters. Chief architect of FEMA’s Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities, a nationwide effort by communities and businesses to implement prevention and risk reduction programs. Principal on a project to create National Disaster Response and Mitigation system for Argentina and in six Central American and Caribbean countries. Served as part of the Clinton Administration’s communications team for the Y2K issue.

Damon P. Coppola is a Partner 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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
1The Historical Context of Emergency Management1
2Natural and Technological Hazards and Risk Assessment15
3The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Migration37
4The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response55
5The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Recovery95
6The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Preparedness115
7The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Communications141
8International Disaster Management165
9Emergency Management and the New Terrorist Threat201
10The Future of Emergency Management237
References245
App. AAcronyms249
App. BEmergency Management Websites254
App. CEmergency Management Agency Addresses256
Index269
About the Authors275

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