Introduction to Emergency Management

Introduction to Emergency Management

5th Edition - September 23, 2013
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  • Authors: George Haddow, Jane Bullock, Damon Coppola
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124104051

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Description

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.

Key Features

  • Introduction to FEMA's Whole Community disaster preparedness initiative
  • Material on recent disaster events, including the Boston Marathon Bombing (2013), Hurricane Sandy (2012), the Joplin Tornado (2011), the Haiti Earthquake (2011), and the Great East Japan Earthquake (2010)
  • New and updated material on the Department of Homeland Security and the ongoing efforts of the emergency management community to manage terrorism hazards
  • Top-of-the-line ancillaries that can be uploaded to Blackboard and other course management systems.

Readership

Practicing professionals in emergency planning and risk management; undergraduate and graduate students of emergency management; professionals participating in continuing education; students in two-year programs preparing to enter the field—full list available at http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/collegelist/.

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
    Glossary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2013
  • Published: September 23, 2013
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124104051

About the Authors

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

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

Damon Coppola

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC, Singapore