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Introduction to Emergency Management - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080478661

Introduction to Emergency Management

2nd Edition

Authors: Jane Bullock George Haddow
eBook ISBN: 9780080478661
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 12th October 2005
Page Count: 424
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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


Security managers, city managers, urban

Table of Contents

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: 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


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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


Would recommend that all who teach college emergency management courses get a copy to review for consideration as a textbook. is, as the back cover notes practical, easy to use, and does a very good job covering "the roles, responsibilities and interrelationships that exist among state and local emergency management systems, FEMA, and other critical partners. - B.Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D., CEM Higher Education Project Manager, Emergency Management Institute, National Emergency Training Center, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security

Although books on security, by the very nature of the industry, are particularly suited to action, it's remarkable how many of them are lifeless and abstract. Not so this book on emergency management, where the protagonists - disasters - take center stage. The authors load the book with bracing case studies and examples, which have infinitely more impact than generalizations and theories. But the case studies go beyond giving life to the book. They also inspire ideas that emergency managers can themselves implement. Two appendices offer a wealth of resources, including a list of emergency management Web sites and a glossary of acronyms. The combination of this material with the case studies, facts and figures, examples, diagrams, and templates makes this book a fine resource. - Security Management

"Authors George Haddow and Jane Bullock examine emergency management with a focus on the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and its role in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With insiders' views of their agency born from their time with FEMA in the late 1990s, Haddow and Bullock have special insight in the responsibilities and organization of FEMA...In this second edition, new information details FEMA's 2003 absorption into DHS, as well as new marching orders given by various presidential directives." - Security Management, Sept. 2006

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