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Transportation Disaster Response Handbook / Edition 1
     

Transportation Disaster Response Handbook / Edition 1

by Jay Levinson, Hayim Granot
 

ISBN-10: 0124454860

ISBN-13: 9780124454866

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books

Transportation Disaster Response Handbook presents information and strategies for dealing with all types of disasters and looks at the unique aspects of transportation-related incidents. It outlines how to prepare for emergencies, what to expect during a disaster, how individuals within the emergency agencies should respond, and how these agencies can

Overview

Transportation Disaster Response Handbook presents information and strategies for dealing with all types of disasters and looks at the unique aspects of transportation-related incidents. It outlines how to prepare for emergencies, what to expect during a disaster, how individuals within the emergency agencies should respond, and how these agencies can quickly mobilize to minimize damage and provide assistance to victims.

This practical handbook shows you how to:

· Design a disaster preparedness plan
· Assess and clarify incidents as soon as they occur
· Anticipate and handle issues for each type of disaster
· Assist victims and provide aid to emergency personnel
· Coordinate with emergency units and aid groups
· Search for and recover physical evidence
· Deal with the media
· Plan business recovery
· And much more!

The authors use examples of real disasters to illustrate key points and show how to effectively implement strategies before, during, and after a disaster. The Handbook will be an essential resource for police, fire fighters, medical professionals, government and military groups, transportation officials, emergency response planners, aid groups, forensic investigators, and security and business managers.

Design a disaster preparedness plan Assess and clarify incidents as soon as they occur Anticipate and handle issues for each type of disaster Assist victims and provide aid to emergency personnel Coordinate with emergency units and aid groups Search for and recover physical evidence Deal with the media Plan business recovery And much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780124454866
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgementsix
Introductionxi
Section ITransportation and Transportation Disasters
Chapter 1Background for New Disasters3
Section IIGeneral Aspects of Disaster Response
Chapter 2History of Disaster Planning11
Chapter 3The Role of Government in Disaster Planning15
Chapter 4Victimology23
Chapter 5Disaster Cycles27
Chapter 6Predicting Disaster and Emergency Planning33
Chapter 7Private Sector49
Chapter 8When Disaster Strikes53
Chapter 9Using the Military61
Chapter 10Training65
Chapter 11Warning and Evacuation69
Chapter 12Search and Rescue77
Chapter 13Damage to Buildings83
Chapter 14Information Centers87
Chapter 15Terrorism and Criminality89
Section IIITechnical Aspects of a Response
Chapter 16Communications and Information97
Chapter 17Medical Response99
Chapter 18Police Operations111
Chapter 19Fire131
Chapter 20Forensic Science141
Chapter 21Volunteerism173
Chapter 22Psychological Trauma and Mental Health183
Chapter 23Media and Information197
Section IVManagement Issues
Chapter 24Business Recovery215
Section VResponse to Specific Transportation Disasters
Chapter 25Aviation223
Chapter 26Disaster at Sea247
Chapter 27Land Transportation253
Section VIConclusion
Chapter 28Conclusion261
Addendum: The Events of 11 September 2001263
Bibliography265
Author Index275
Subject Index279

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