Introduction to Emergency Management

Introduction to Emergency Management

4th Edition - September 7, 2010

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  • Authors: George Haddow, Jane Bullock, Damon Coppola
  • eBook ISBN: 9781856179607

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Introduction to Emergency Management, Fourth Edition, offers a practical guide to the discipline of emergency management. It focuses on the domestic emergency management system of the United States, highlighting the lessons and emerging trends that are applicable to emergency management systems in other parts of the world. The book begins by tracing the historical development of emergency management from the 1800s to the present world of homeland security. It then discusses the hazards faced by emergency management and the methods of assessing hazard risk; the function of mitigation and the strategies and programs emergency management or other disciplines use to reduce the impact of disasters; and emergency management preparedness. The book also covers the importance of communication in the emergency management of the twenty-first century; the functions and processes of disaster response; government and voluntary programs aimed at helping people and communities rebuild in the aftermath of a disaster; and international emergency management. It also addresses the impact of September 11, 2001 on traditional perceptions of emergency management; and emergency management in the post-9/11, post-Katrina environment.

Key Features

    * Expanded coverage of risk management
    * Enhanced coverage of disaster communications, including social networking sites like Twitter
    * More material on mitigation of disasters
    * Up-to-date information on the role of FEMA in the Obama administration

    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


    • Foreword

      Acknowledgments

      Introduction

      1. The Historical Context of Emergency Management

      What You’ll Learn

      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 – 1992

      The Witt Revolution: 1993 – 2001

      Terrorism: 2001

      The Steps Leading to the Katrina Debacle

      Post-Katrina Changes

      The Future Environment of Emergency Management

      Important Terms

      Self-Check Questions

      Out-of-Class Exercise

      2. Natural and Technological Hazards and Risk Assessment

      What You Will Learn

      Introduction

      Natural Hazards

      Technological Hazards

      Chemical

      Biological

      Radiological

      Nuclear

      Hazards Risk Management

      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

      What You’ll Learn

      Introduction

      Mitigation Tools

      Hazard Identification and Mapping

      Impediments to Mitigation

      Federal Mitigation Programs

      The National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program

      Nonfederal Mitigation Grant Programs

      Conclusion

      Important Terms

      Self-Check Questions

      Out-of-Class Exercises

      4. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Preparedness

      What You’ll Learn

      Introduction

      A Systems Approach: The Preparedness Cycle

      Mitigation versus Preparedness

      Preparedness: The Emergency Operations Plan

      Education and Training Programs

      Emergency Management Exercises

      Evaluation and Improvement

      Conclusion

      Important Terms

      Self-Check Questions

      Out-of-Class Exercises

      7. The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Recovery

      What You’ll Learn

      Introduction

      The National Response Framework for Disaster Recovery Operations

      FEMA’s Individual Assistance Recovery Programs

      FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Programs

      Other Federal Agency Disaster Recovery Funding

      Recovery Planning Tools

      Long-Term Recovery Planning Annex

      Community Long-Term Recovery Planning

      Conclusion

      Important Terms

      Self-Check Questions

      Out-of-Class Exercises

      8. International Disaster Management

      What You’ll Learn

      Introduction

      Disasters in Developing Nations

      International Disasters

      Important Issues Influencing the Response Process

      The United Nations System

      The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

      Nongovernmental Organizations

      Assistance Provided by the U.S. Government

      Conclusion

      Important Terms

      Self-Check Questions

      Out-of-Class Exercises

      9. Emergency Management and the Terrorist Threat

      What You’ll Learn

      Introduction

      Changes in Emergency Management and the War on Terrorism

      September 11, 2001

      Federal Government Terrorism Activity

      The 911 Commission

      State Government Terrorism Activity

      Local Government Terrorism Activity

      The Effect of Hurricane Katrina on Terrorism Preparedness and Response

      Conclusion

      Important Terms

      Self-Check Questions

      Out-of-Class Exercises

      10. The Future of Emergency Management

      Understanding the Past

      The Obama Administration

      “ Those Who Forget the Past Are Doomed to Repeat It ”

      Emergency Management Ideas for the Future

      Conclusion

      Appendix A: Acronyms

      Appendix B: Emergency Management Websites

      Appendix C: Ready.gov Citizen Preparedness Recommendations

      Appendix D: A Day in the Life of Homeland Security

      Glossary

      References

      Index






    Product details

    • No. of pages: 424
    • Language: English
    • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2010
    • Published: September 7, 2010
    • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
    • eBook ISBN: 9781856179607

    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

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