Introduction to Emergency Management

Introduction to Emergency Management

2nd Edition - October 12, 2005

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  • Authors: Jane Bullock, George Haddow
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080478661

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Security managers, city managers, urban

Table of Contents

  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Acknowledgments
    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 424
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2005
  • Published: October 12, 2005
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080478661

About the Authors

Jane Bullock

Jane A. Bullock served more than 20 years in support of Federal emergency management efforts, culminating as the Chief of Staff at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Director James Lee Witt. In this position Ms. Bullock served as principal advisor to the Director on all Agency programmatic and administrative activities; provided advice and recommendations to the Director on policies required to carry out the mission of the agency; managed the day-to-day operations of the Agency; directed, monitored, and evaluated Agency strategic and communication processes; and oversaw administration of the Agency’s resources, including the disaster relief fund. In 2001, Ms. Bullock co-founded the disaster management consulting firm Bullock & Haddow LLC. She currently serves on the governing boards of the National Earthquake Hazards Program, the Earthquake Engineering Research Center, and others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Founding partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC; Former Chief of Staff to the Director of FEMA

George Haddow

George Haddow
George Haddow currently serves as a Senior Fellow and an Adjunct Professor at the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA) at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Prior to joining academia, Mr. Haddow worked for eight years in the Office of the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the White House Liaison and the deputy Chief of Staff. He is a founding partner of Bullock & Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm.

Affiliations and Expertise

Founding partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC; Adjunct Professor, Homeland Security Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA

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