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Principles of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC)

1st Edition

By Michael J. Fagel

CRC Press

430 pages | 61 B/W Illus.

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Description

Principles of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) provides a clear and up-to-date understanding of how an EOC should operate within the guidance of various federal and national programs. It discusses the processes and systems that must be considered in emergency planning and preparedness efforts. The culmination of more than four decades of experience, the text provides time-tested tips for those developing and revising emergency preparedness plans.

The book details the requirements for appropriate training and planning, both validated by a well-designed exercise program. Stressing the importance of consistency with the various national preparedness initiatives, it includes the latest developments and best practices in the evolving field of emergency management.

Reviews

A true professional, Mike Fagel arrived at FDNY WTC Incident Command Post on Duane Street, a short distance from Ground Zero, as chaos was still not contained. He organized, directed, and cajoled until order again appeared in our health and safety efforts for the thousands of personnel struggling at rescuing and recovering the victims of 9/11. Many of the Ground Zero workers have their health still intact because of Mike’s courage and efforts. The Fire Department was well served by his knowledge and expertise.

Charles R. Blaich, Deputy Chief FDNY, & Logistics Chief, WTC ICP

… an essential tool that should be in every new emergency manager’s tool belt and on every seasoned emergency manager’s reference shelf.

—Rick C. Mathews, MS, Director of the National Center for Security & Preparedness

This is a thorough text on the disaster cycle planning and implementation-from assessing vulnerabilities to stress management to exercises to emergency operations center operations and management. … a comprehensive, on-the-ground operational text for emergency managers.

Natural Hazards Observer

Table of Contents

Introduction; Michael Fagel and Stephen Krill

Types of Disasters

Phases of Disaster

Levels of Severity

Why Plans Fail

Planning As a Blueprint

A Brief History of Emergency Management

Authorities and Directives

Response Plans

Assessing Vulnerabilities; James Peerenboom and Ron Fisher

Vulnerability Assessment

Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR)

Methodological Approaches to Vulnerability Assessment

Simple Rating

Risk Matrix

Risk Equation

Required Expertise

Developing a Planning Team; Michael Fagel

The Emergency Planning Team

Who Should Be on the Planning Team?

Getting the Team Together

Team Operation

Stages of Team Formation

Team Roles

Characteristics of an Effective Team

Responder Health and Safety; Michael Steinle

Defining Essential Personnel

Response Scenarios and Associated Hazards

Protection Programs and Systems

Medical Protective Practices

Disaster Preparedness and the Law; Thomas Schneid

The Questions

The Answers

The Potentially Applicable Laws

Negligence

Emergency Management Phases

Stress Management and Responders; K. R. Juzwin

Why Stress Management Is Important to Emergency Managers

Stress-Related Disorders

Understanding Stress along the Continuum

Stress Reactions

Acute Stress

Manager Responsibilities in a Critical Event

Planning: Helping Take Care of Your Responders in Advance

Suggestions for Supporting Your Responders

Psychological First Aid

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Briefing and Debriefing

Suggestions and Considerations

Developing an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP); Michael Fagel

Why a Jurisdiction Needs an EOP

The Emergency Planning Process

Components of an Emergency Operations Plan

The Emergency Planning Team

Disaster Preparedness and the Law

Developing an Exercise Program; Michael Fagel

Why Exercise?

Regulatory Requirements

Exercise Functions

The Comprehensive Exercise Program

Who Participates in the Exercise Program?

Activities Included in the Exercise Program

Building an Exercise Program

The Exercise Process

Reviewing the Current Plan

Assessing Capability to Conduct an Exercise

Addressing Liabilities and Costs

Gaining Support

Assembling a Design Team

Exercise Documents

Three Types of Exercises; Michael Fagel

The Functional Exercise

The Full-Scale Exercise

Exercise Evaluation

Postexercise Briefings

Enhancements

EOC Management and Operations; Lucien Canton and Nicholas Staikos

Facility Management

Operational Management

Organizing for EOC Management

Operations Room Design

ICS/EOC Interface; Michael Fagel|

EOC Management and Operations: Responsibilities

Foundations for Establishing the Emergency Operations Center

Using the EOP and Hazard Analysis to Design an EOC

Developing Policies and Procedures

Continuity of Operations Planning; Chad Bowers

The Foundation: Continuity Planning and Program Management

Continuity Program Management Cycle

Essential Functions

Human Capital

Continuity Teams and Leadership

Orders of Succession

Delegations of Authority

Primary Facilities

Alternate Facilities

Vital Records/Vital Resources

Devolution

Reconstitution

Testing, Training, and Exercising

The Role of Business Continuity Management; Robert Coullahan

Context and Challenge: Critical Infrastructure Protection

National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)

Sector-Specific Plans

Role of the Private Sector in Contemporary Emergency Operations

Professional Practices of Business Continuity Management

Enterprise Resilience

Emergency Command Center: Mission, Roles, and Responsibilities

Relationship with the Public Safety EOC

Emerging Capabilities: State and Local Data Fusion Centers

Public–Private Partnerships

Appendices:

Organizing for Homeland Security and Emergency Management; Stephen Krill

Managing Spontaneous Volunteers; Michael Fagel

Emergency Management and the Media; Randall Duncan

About the Author

Michael J. Fagel, Ph.D., CEM, has more than 40 years of experience in emergency management, including ten years as a Disaster Safety Officer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). During his career he has been been involved in fire service, emergency medical service, public health, law enforcement and emergency management, bio-terrorism awareness and prevention, as well as corporate safety, security and threat risk management.

He served as an officer on the North Aurora Fire Department for over 28 years and in that time served as the EMS Coordinator and the Emergency Management Agency director. He was a responder to many federally declared emergencies, including deployment to Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 and World Trade Center Attacks in 2001. He has provided WMD instruction to managers at federal facilities nationwide for the U.S. Army, as well as providing technical support to state and county agencies on the CDC’s SNS Planning. He has served as a subject matter expert for the National Guard Bureau AEAS and provided national EOC planning and CONOPS for the USA and Middle East venues, including EOC support at the Salt Lake City Olympics. He was a team leader at the Louisiana State University’s National Center for Bio Medical Research and Training (NCBRT) in their Response to Agricultural Terrorism Training Program, as well as their Public Health Programs in Response to High Consequence Events.

Currently, he teaches at the University of Chicago in their Masters of Threat Response Management Program. He also teaches Bio Defense/Homeland Security at Northwestern University in Chicago in their Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration program, as well at Benedictine University in the Masters in Public Health program, and Eastern Kentucky University in their Safety Security Emergency Management Masters program. He is a guest lecturer for many universities and organizations nationwide, including being a subject matter expert (SME) for the National Center for Security and Preparedness (NCSP) at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Fagel is also currently a Homeland Security Analyst at the Argonne National Laboratory engaged in the protection of Critical Infrastructure.

He is a member of the Northern Illinois Critical Incident Stress Debriefing team, the International Association of Fire Chiefs Committee on Safety and Health, as well as their Terrorism Committee. He served on the Illinois Terrorism Task Force, and was the Region V President for the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), and was a vice-chairman for the Certified Emergency Manager Commissioner (CEM) for IAEM. He is the IAEM liaison to USDA/FDA and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).

He has published hundreds of articles, two textbooks on Emergency Management, and been a contributing editor to several industry journals. He has been a chapter contributor for textbooks written by IAEM, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and National Safety Council (NSC), as well as others.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC040000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety