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Introduction to Emergency Management - George Haddow

Introduction to Emergency Management

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Introduction to Emergency Management, Second Edition is a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation. The book details the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (U.S), the Federal Response Plan (FRP), and the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationship between FEMA and state and local emergency management systems. It also covers the changes in emergency management since the events of September 11, 2001, the latest information on the Office of Homeland Security, and includes several detailed appendices. This Second Edition is completely updated and continues this title???s success as a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation.

- Includes continual connection of theory to real-world examples of disasters including the Tsunami disaster and instances of terrorism
- Contains dozens of diagrams and statistics illustrating disaster management history and facts
- Provides links to Emergency Management Web sites and information sources, including homeland security sources

Introductionn
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
Appendix A: Acronyms
Appendix B: Emergency Management Websites
Appendix C: Emergency Management Government Contacts
References

ISBN: 9780080478661
ISBN-10: 9781439897577
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 1st December 2005
Edition Number: 2