Principles of Emergency Management: Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation offers preparedness and mitigation recommendations for advanced emergency planning. Because disasters are so unpredictable, advance planning is needed to effectively respond to and mitigate against the potential effects of such events.
Whether a disaster is natural or man-made, accidental or deliberate, the best way to protect the public is by implementing an integrated emergency management system incorporating all potential stakeholders through all phases of the event. As such, the book suggests best practices for drills, exercises, and pre-event team building and communication.
More than a dozen contributors offer their professional expertise on a wide variety of topics, including:
- Emergency operations center management
- Continuity planning of vital services in the aftermath of a disaster
- The role of the public health official
- Developing public-private partnerships
- Specific types of disasters, including terrorism, agroterrorism, pandemics, and active shooter incidents
- Mass care, sheltering, and human services
- The special needs of children in disasters
- Traditional and social media and their impact on emergency management
The book is a valuable planning resource for those tasked with managing operations to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to disasters.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Plan for Disasters? M. J. Fagel and S. J. Krill Jr.
EOC Management and Operations; L. G. Canton and N. Staikos
Continuity of Operations Planning; C. Bowers
Strategizing Emergency Management Programs; S. S. Stovall
The Hazards among Us; S. S. Stovall
The Role of the Public Health Official; M. J. Fagel
Developing Public–Private Partnerships in the Twenty-First Century; S. S. Stovall
Assessing Vulnerabilities; J. Peerenboom and R. Fisher
The Common-Sense Guide for the CEO; M. J. Fagel
Planning and Exercise; K. Morgan and M. J. Fagel
Planning for Terrorism; M. J. Fagel
EOC Center Management during Terrorist Incidents; M. J. Fagel
The Active Shooter Incident; R. C. Mathews
Terrorist Tradecraft I: The Attack Cycle; R. M. McPartland
Terrorist Tradecraft II: Case Studies—Past, Present, and Future; R. M. McPartland
Agroterrorism; M. J. Fagel
Pandemic Preparedness; D. Himberger
Special Events; P. J. Jessee
Mass Care, Sheltering, and Human Services; M. Steinle
Children and Disasters; M. Steinle
Emergency Management and the Media; R. C. Duncan
Impact of Social Media on Emergency Management; A. S. Crowe
Michael J. Fagel, PhD, CEM, has more than 40 years of experience in emergency management, fire and emergency medical service, public health, law enforcement, bioterrorism awareness and prevention, as well as corporate safety, security, and threat risk management. He has contributed to or published multiple textbooks on emergency management and safety topics.