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Introduction to Emergency Management

Learn about the discipline of emergency management as it has developed over the past 6 decades, including the rapid evolution of the field since the turn of the century. The fifth edition of Introduction to Emergency Management combines practical and academic presentations of disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery and communications. Extensive case studies cover recent disasters, offering ample opportunity for current students and practitioners to build their critical thinking skills and grow into the next generation of leaders in this increasingly important profession.

Hardbound, 440 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-407784-3


  • 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: Preparedness
    5. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Communications
    6. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response
    7. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Recovery
    8. International Disaster Management
    9. Emergency Management and the Terrorist Threat
    10. The Future of Emergency Management
    Appendix A: Acronyms
    Appendix B: Emergency Management Web Sites
    Appendix C: Ready.Gov Citizen Preparedness Recommendations
    Appendix D: A Day in the Life of Homeland Security Glossary


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