586 pages | 72 B/W Illus.
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:
The book is a valuable planning resource for those tasked with managing operations to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to disasters.
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