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Introduction to Emergency Management, Seventh Edition, sets the standard for excellence in the field and has educated a generation of emergency managers. This long-trusted resource provides a broad overview of the key aspects of the emergency management profession. Readers will gain an understanding of why the emergency management profession exists, what actions its professionals and practitioners are tasked with performing, and what achievements are sought through the conduct of these various efforts. Students and new professionals alike will further gain an enhanced understanding of key terminology and concepts that enable them to work with emergency management specialists.
- Emphasizes climate change as a key hazard faced by disaster managers
- Includes coverage of social media as a critical tool in emergency management
- Contains updated ancillaries, new examples, and case studies throughout
Undergraduate and graduate students of emergency management; professionals participating in continuing education; practicing professionals in emergency planning and risk management
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
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
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2021
- 14th April 2020
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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.
Founding partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC; Former Chief of Staff to the Director of FEMA
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.
Founding partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC; Adjunct Professor, Homeland Security Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
Damon P. Coppola is the founder of Shoreline Risk LLC and a Partner with Bullock & Haddow LLC. He has extensive experience in disaster management capacity development, disaster risk management, and planning through his work with the United Nations; the World Bank Group; The US Federal Emergency Management Agency; and the US Army Corps of Engineers, among others. Mr. Coppola serves as a Senior Disaster Management Specialist at the Hawaii-based Pacific Disaster Center and is a faculty member at Loma Linda University and the University of Hawaii. He holds an M.E.M in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management from George Washington University and an A.R.M. from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.
Partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC, Singapore
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