Introduction to Emergency Management - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780128030646, 9780128030653

Introduction to Emergency Management

6th Edition

Authors: George Haddow Jane Bullock Damon Coppola
Paperback ISBN: 9780128030646
eBook ISBN: 9780128030653
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 28th December 2016
Page Count: 518
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Introduction to Emergency Management sets the standard for excellence in the field and has educated a generation of emergency managers. Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola return for the sixth edition with an emphasis on climate change as a major hazard. Fully updated throughout for new regulations and workflows, with new case studies covering the latest in best practices, this classic textbook prepares students for the challenges of a career in emergency management.

Key Features

  • Expanded information on disaster recovery coordination structures
  • Emphasis on climate change as a key hazard faced by disaster managers
  • Coverage of social media as critical tool in emergency management
  • Fully updated throughout for the latest regulations and workflows
  • New examples and case studies throughout
  • Updated ancillaries to keep course instruction fresh


Practicing professionals in emergency planning and risk management; undergraduate and graduate students of emergency management; professionals participating in continuing education

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
    • Online Resources
  • 1. The Historical Context of Emergency Management
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Early History: 1800–1950
    • The Cold War and the Rise of Civil Defense: The 1950s
    • Changes to Emergency Management: The 1960s
    • The Call for a National Focus on Emergency Management: The 1970s
    • Civil Defense Reappears as Nuclear Attack Planning: The 1980s
    • An Agency in Trouble: 1989–92
    • The Witt Revolution: 1993–2001
    • Terrorism: 2001
    • The Department of Homeland Security: 2001–05
    • The Hurricane Katrina Debacle: 2005
    • The Steps Leading to the Katrina Debacle
    • Post-Katrina Changes
    • The Obama Administration’s Approach to Emergency Management
    • Whole Community Is a Philosophical Approach in How to Conduct the Business of Emergency Management
    • FEMA and Social Media
    • The Strategic Foresight Initiative
    • Conclusion
    • Important Terms
    • Self-Check Questions
    • Out-of-Class Exercises
  • 2. Natural and Technological Hazards and Risk Assessment
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Natural Hazards
    • Technological Hazards
    • Terrorism
    • Risk Management Technology
    • Social and Economic Risk Factors
    • Conclusion
    • Important Terms
    • Self-Check Questions
    • Out-of-Class Exercises
  • 3. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Mitigation
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Mitigation Tools
    • Impediments to Mitigation
    • Federal Mitigation Programs
    • Conclusion
    • Important Terms
    • Self-Check Questions
    • Out-of-Class Exercises
  • 4. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Preparedness
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • A Systems Approach: The Preparedness Cycle
    • Mitigation Versus Preparedness
    • Preparedness: The Emergency Operations Plan
    • FEMA’s Whole Community Concept
    • The National Preparedness System
    • Evacuation Planning
    • Emergency Planning for Access and Functional Needs Populations
    • Preparedness Equipment
    • Education and Training Programs
    • The FEMA Emergency Management Institute and National Fire Academy
    • Public Preparedness Education
    • Emergency Management Exercises
    • Evaluation and Improvement
    • Preparedness: A Whole Community Effort
    • Preparedness Grant Programs
    • Business Continuity Planning and Emergency Management
    • Conclusion
    • Case Studies
    • Important Terms
    • Self-Check Questions
    • Out-of-Class Exercises
  • 5. Communications
    • Abstract
    • Mission
    • Assumptions
    • The Changing Media World
    • A Communication Plan
    • Information Coming In
    • Information Going Out
    • Messengers
    • Staffing
    • Training and Exercises
    • Monitoring, Updating, and Adapting
    • Conclusion
    • Important Terms
    • Self-Check Questions
    • Key Terms
  • 6. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • The Local Response
    • Local Emergency Managers
    • The State Response
    • Volunteer Groups’ Response
    • The Incident Command System (ICS)
    • The Federal Response
    • The National Response Framework (NRF)
    • Federal Assistance in Disaster Response
    • Organizing Support—The Emergency Support Function (ESF)
    • The Mission Assignment (MA) Process
    • NRF Operations Coordination
    • Incident Level Coordination: The Joint Field Office (JFO)
    • FEMA Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMATs)
    • Key Federal Response Officials
    • State-to-State Support: The Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)
    • Conclusion
    • Important Terms
    • Self-Check Questions
    • Out-of-Class Exercises
  • 7. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Recovery
    • Abstracts
    • Introduction
    • Fundamentals of Disaster Recovery
    • Recovery Coordination and Leadership
    • Recovery Sectors
    • Federal Government Disaster Recovery Assistance
    • FEMA Recovery Assistance Programs
    • FEMA’s Individual Assistance Recovery Programs
    • FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Programs
    • The Disaster Relief Fund
    • Other Federal Agency Disaster Recovery Funding
    • National Voluntary Relief Organizations
    • Recovery Planning Tools
    • Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning
    • Conclusion
    • Important Terms
    • Self-Check Questions
    • Out-of-Class Exercises
  • 8. International Disaster Management
    • Abstracts
    • Introduction
    • Disasters in Developing Nations
    • International Disasters Defined
    • Important Issues Influencing the Response Process
    • United Nations Disaster Management Efforts
    • Nongovernmental Organizations
    • Assistance Provided by the US Government
    • The International Financial Institutions
    • Conclusion
    • Important Terms
    • Self-Check Questions
    • Out-of-Class Exercises
  • 9. Emergency Management and the Terrorist Threat
    • Abstracts
    • Introduction
    • Changes in Emergency Management and the War on Terrorism
    • The Terrorist Threat
    • Terrorist Actions
    • The Monumental Human, Economic, and Social Costs of the September 11th Attacks
    • Statutory Basis of Terror Threat Management
    • Homeland Security Organizations
    • Other Agencies Participating in Community-Level Funding
    • Funding for First Responders and Emergency Management
    • Communicating Threat Information to the American People
    • Conclusion
    • Important Terms
    • Self-Check Questions
    • Out-of-Class Exercises
  • 10. The Future of Emergency Management
    • Abstracts
    • Where Is Emergency Management Now?
    • Future Challenges and Opportunities
    • Moving Forward
    • Conclusion
  • Appendix A. Acronyms
  • Appendix B. Emergency Management Websites
  • Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Index


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About the Author

George Haddow

George Haddow

George Haddow currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Homeland Security Studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Prior to jpining 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 and 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 has worked in emergency management for over 20 years most recently as the Chief of Staff to James Lee Witt the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 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. Represented the Director and the Administration with Congress, State and municipal governments, foreign officials, constituent groups and the media. Served as a principal spokesperson for the Agency’s programs both before, during and after disasters. Chief architect of FEMA’s Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities, a nationwide effort by communities and businesses to implement prevention and risk reduction programs. Principal on a project to create National Disaster Response and Mitigation system for Argentina and in six Central American and Caribbean countries. Served as part of the Clinton Administration’s communications team for the Y2K issue.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Damon Coppola

Damon P. Coppola is a Partner with Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm. He has extensive experience in disaster preparedness and planning through his work with the World Bank Group; The Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management; the US Army Corps of Engineers; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, among others. Mr. Coppola is the author of Introduction to International Disaster Management (Butterworth-Heinemann), and co-author of Introduction to Homeland Security (Butterworth-Heinemann) and Hazards Risk Management (The Federal Emergency Management Agency). He has also been published in several industry journals, including Disaster Prevention and Management, The Beacon, The American Society of Professional Emergency Planners Journal, and The International Association of Emergency Managers Newsletter, among others. Mr. Coppola holds an M.E.M in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management from George Washington University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC, Singapore

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