It's a Disaster! ... and What Are You Gonna Do about It?: A Disaster Preparedness, Prevention and Basic First Aid Manual

It's a Disaster! ... and What Are You Gonna Do about It?: A Disaster Preparedness, Prevention and Basic First Aid Manual




Fedhealth's new 4th Edition was expanded to accommodate many new topics and enhancements. Some changes include: - Expanded NUCLEAR POWER PLANT EMERGENCY / NUCLEAR INCIDENT (new statistics, explain detonation, fallout, EMP, etc.); - Moved the District of Columbia Emergency Management Agency's contributed 8-page "Terrorist Threat Advisory System" up from Appendix A into TERRORISM topic (Each color-code has tips for families, businesses, and federal agencies); - Expanded TERRORISM (added data + more web links on Cyber Attacks, National Security, etc.); - Added new INFECTIOUS DISEASES topic under Basic First Aid (moved SARS into I.D. with flu, avian flu, and staph); - Added �-page overview of NATIONAL RESPONSE PLAN; - Appendix A now CITIZEN CORPS / CERT (explains programs + how citizens can get involved); - Appendix B new BUSINESS CONTINUITY topic (9-page overview for businesses includes tips for writing Business Plan, protecting employees, assets & computers + resources to find more data); Added more "Additional Resources & Web sites" with specific ones flagged for Educators, Kids & Parents, etc.; - Expanded INDEX so easier to use and reference (was 12 pages - now 18 pages).

The more the public is prepared for a disaster, the less strain it places on North American First Responders. This manual helps families and individuals "be aware... be prepared... and have a plan" for most types of emergencies, first aid needs, and natural or man-made disasters before they strike. It provides an excellent easy-to-use resource for all family members ... from children to seniors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781930131194
Publisher: Fedhealth
Publication date: 05/30/2005
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are Saying About This

Craig Marks

"... There are lots of books out there dealing with disaster preparedness, or first aid, as a resource guide. Few are indispensable. Few are ever read by the general public. It's a Disaster! ... and what are YOU gonna do about it? is an indispensable guide for the general public. It brings together all the facets of disaster preparedness, coupled with what to do when disaster strikes. Let's face it, when 48 percent of Americans don't think anything bad will ever happen to them, how do we help them prepare for something they don't believe will happen - or if it does, will happen to someone else?

It's a Disaster! is the answer. ... Fedhealth's goal is to get this book into people's hands. They accomplish that task in a variety of innovative partnerships with the public and private sector. ... This book is well thought out and crafted. It's everything we would have wanted to put in a book if we had the foresight to undertake this project."
CEM, President, Blue Horizons Consulting, and Adjunct Faculty, UNC Chapel Hill Disaster Management Program (Appeared in International Association of Emergency Managers' IAEM Bulletin Book Reviews January 2005)

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