Principles of Emergency Management : Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation Strategies book cover
1st Edition

Principles of Emergency Management
Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation Strategies

Edited By

Michael J. Fagel

ISBN 9781439871201
Published December 12, 2011 by CRC Press
586 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations

SAVE ~ $48.00
was $160.00
USD $112.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

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



View More



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.