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Introduction to emergency management

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363.34 HADi
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Length:
xiii, 275 p. ; 26 cm.
Publisher:
Boston, Mass.: Butterworth-Heinemann
Year:
2003
ISBN-ISSN:
0750676892
Type:
Books
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1
Abstract:
The book outlines the world's leading emergency management agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), covering its history, organization, programs, and operations as well as the Federal Response Plan (FRP). It provides the latest information on FEMA's emerging role within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The authors have included a special and timely chapter on terrorism that recounts the events of September 11, 2001, and what they mean to disaster management and emergency planning in the future. It offers a current list of disaster management organizations' Web sites, a glossary of terms and acronyms, and a reference compendium of domestic and international disaster statistics.

Contents include:
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

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