Introduction to Emergency Management / Edition 3

Introduction to Emergency Management / Edition 3

by George Haddow, Jane Bullock, Damon P. Coppola
     
 

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ISBN-10: 075068514X

ISBN-13: 9780750685146

Pub. Date: 10/23/2007

Publisher: Elsevier Science

(Note: Fourth Edition coming fall 2010) Introduction to Emergency Management, Third Edition provides a comprehensive update of this foundational text on the background components and systems involved in the management of disasters and other emergencies. The book details current practices, strategies, and the key players involved in emergency

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(Note: Fourth Edition coming fall 2010) Introduction to Emergency Management, Third Edition provides a comprehensive update of this foundational text on the background components and systems involved in the management of disasters and other emergencies. The book details current practices, strategies, and the key players involved in emergency management, especially in the U.S. but also around the world. Expanded coverage of local and state issues, particularly as they need to interact and work with FEMA and other federal agencies, adds value to public administrators locally tasked with protecting their community. The Third Edition is fully updated to cover FEMA's continually changing role within the Department of Homeland Security and the impact and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Lessons including proper planning, mitigation, in-crisis decisions, evacuation, and recovery shed light on how managers can avoid devastating breakdowns in communication and leadership during an event. Not only terrorist events but many such natural disasters require similar preparedess planning. Emergency planning is vital to the security of entire communities and thus an essential focus for research, planning and training. This new edition continues in its tradition of serving as an essential resource for students and young professionals in the discipline of Emergency Management.

• Case studies offer current specific examples of disasters and how they were managed
• Extensive focus on Hurricane Katrina includes full coverage of events leading up to the crisis, response and recovery issues, lessons learned, and an event timeline
• Written by 2 former FEMA senior officials who draw on first-hand experience in day-to-day emergency management operations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750685146
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/23/2007
Series:
Butterworth-Heinemann Homeland Security Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.52(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Historical Context of Emergency Management
2. Natural and Technological Hazards and Risk Assessment
3. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Mitigation
4. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response
5. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Recovery
6. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Preparedness
7. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Communications
8. International Disaster Management
9. Emergency Management and the New Terrorist Threat
10. The Future of Emergency Management Katrina: A Case Study Appendix: Acronyms

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