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Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs

Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs

by Lucien G. Canton

Hardcover

$79.95
Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on April 30, 2019

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119066859
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

LUCIEN G. CANTON, CEM, CBCP, CPP, is an independent consultant specializing in emergency management strategic planning. He is the former director of emergency services for the City of San Francisco, where he coordinated the emergency management program and served as a policy advisor to the mayor on emergency management and homeland security issues. Mr. Canton previously served as an emergency management programs specialist and as a regional hazard mitigation branch chief with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He is the author of a book on the management of security officers as well as numerous articles on emergency management and security issues.

Table of Contents


Emergency Management: A Historical Perspective     1
Why Study History?     2
A Brief Survey of Catastrophe     5
Modern Emergency Management Evolves     19
The Impact of Homeland Security     25
The Impact of Hurricane Katrina     29
Conclusion     32
Emergency Management: A Social Science Perspective     35
Social Science as an Emergency Management Tool     36
Emergencies, Disasters, and Catastrophes     38
Disaster Mythology     52
Organizational Response     57
Conclusion     61
The Emergency Manager: Evolving Roles and Shifting Paradigms     63
Conflicting Roles     64
Toward a Definition of Emergency Management     66
The Emergency Manager as Program Manager     72
Toward Professionalization     76
Conclusion     83
Establishing the Emergency Management Program     85
Program Management     86
Developing a Governance Structure     87
Program Administration     92
Executive Policy and Strategic Planning     93
Developing the Strategic Plan     99
Enabling Authorities and Legislation     102
Grant Requirements     104
Best Practices     105
Defining Goals and Objectives     107
Strategic Program Elements     108
Resource Management     109
Training     112
Finance     114
Program Evaluation     116
Quantitative Assessment Tools     116
Qualitative Assessment Tools     118
Exercise Programs     118
Actual Incidents     123
Tracking Corrective Actions     124
Conclusion     125
Assessing Risk     127
Hazard Identification     128
Hazard Analysis     137
Impact Analysis     148
Conclusion     155
Developing Strategy     157
A New Look at An Old Model     158
Risk Management     161
Mitigation Strategy     163
Recovery Strategy     169
Response Strategy     175
Preparedness     184
Conclusion     186
Planning Concepts     189
Plans versus Planning     190
The Planning Continuum     197
Centralized Planning, Decentralized Execution      203
Problem Solving Model     206
Planning Assumptions     208
Scenario-based Planning     210
Functional Planning     214
Capabilities-based Planning     218
General Planning Principles     222
Conclusion     225
Planning Techniques and Methods     227
Establish A Planning Structure     227
Use A Meeting Facilitation Process     231
Develop an Action Plan and Set Deadlines     237
Managing Multiple Projects     240
Facilitate Decision Making     242
Use Common Plan Formats     246
Determining Plan Content     249
Use Graphic Tools     250
Use Exercises to Test Concepts     256
Keep it Simple     258
Conclusion     259
Coordinating Disaster     261
Tactical Response     262
Incident Management Systems     267
Unified and Area Commands     273
Multi-agency Coordination Systems     274
Emergency Operations Centers     286
Communications and Interoperability     291
Information processing     294
Mutual Aid      296
Resource Management and Logistics     298
The Joint Information Center     301
Conclusion     303
Managing Crisis     305
Leadership and Decision-making     306
Crisis Management     313
Planning for Crisis Management     316
Crisis Communications     321
Strategic Recovery Issues     324
Catastrophic Events     329
Conclusion     331

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"This book should serve professionals in the emergency management field very well." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, May 2007)

"...an excellent resource for university and college staff to develop an emergency management program on campus or evaluate an existing program." (Facilities Manager, March/April 2007)