Introduction to Emergency Management / Edition 1

Introduction to Emergency Management / Edition 1

by Michael K. Lindell, Carla Prater, Ronald W. Perry, Ronald Perry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471772607

ISBN-13: 9780471772606

Pub. Date: 11/03/2006

Publisher: Wiley

The recent devastation caused by tsunamis, hurricanes and wildfires highlights the need for highly trained professionals who can develop effective strategies in response to these disasters. This invaluable resource arms readers with the tools to address all phases of emergency management. It covers everything from the social and environmental processes that

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Overview

The recent devastation caused by tsunamis, hurricanes and wildfires highlights the need for highly trained professionals who can develop effective strategies in response to these disasters. This invaluable resource arms readers with the tools to address all phases of emergency management. It covers everything from the social and environmental processes that generate hazards to vulnerability analysis, hazard mitigation, emergency response, and disaster recovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471772606
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/03/2006
Series:
Wiley Pathways Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
450,562
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.15(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Emergency Management.

2. Emergency Management Stakeholders.

3. Building an Effective Emergency Management Organization.

4. Risk Perception and Communication.

5. Principal Hazards in the United States.

6. Hazard, Vulnerability, and Risk Analysis.

7. Hazard Mitigation.

8. Disaster Myths, Disaster Demands and Citizen Emergency Response.

9. Preparedness for Emergency Response and Disaster Recovery.

10. Organizational Emergency Response.

11. Disaster Recovery.

12. Evaluation.

13. International Emergency Management.

14. Professional Accountability.

15. Future Directions in Emergency Management.

References.

Glossary.

Index.

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