Introduction to Emergency Management

By

  • George Haddow, Founding partner, Bullock & Haddow LLC; Adjunct Professor, Homeland Security Studies program, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Jane Bullock, Founding partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC; Former Chief of Staff to the Director of FEMA
  • Damon Coppola, Partner, Bullock & Haddow LLC, Singapore

Introduction to Emergency Management, Fifth Edition, offers a fully up-to-date analysis of US emergency management principles. In addition to expanding coverage of risk management in a time of climate change and terrorism, Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola discuss the impact of new emergency management technologies, social media, and an increasing focus on recovery. They examine the effects of the 2012 election results and discuss FEMA’s controversial National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Introduction to Emergency Management, Fifth Edition, gives instructors and students the best textbook content, instructor-support materials, and online resources to prepare future EM professionals for this demanding career.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2013
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-407784-3

Reviews

"The fifth edition of this book offers a fully up-to-date analysis of U.S. emergency management principles. In addition to expanding coverage of risk management in a time of climate change and terrorism, the authors discuss the impact of new emergency management technologies, social media, and an increasing focus on recovery."--SecurityPark online, December 16, 2013




Table of Contents

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
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