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The Distributed Functions of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
An Assessment of Professions Involved in Response to Disasters and Terrorist Attacks

Edited By

David A. McEntire

  • Available for pre-order on June 7, 2023. Item will ship after June 28, 2023
ISBN 9781032396446
June 28, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
472 Pages 14 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Distributed Functions of Emergency Management and Homeland Security outlines the roles and responsibilities of various individuals and agencies involved in homeland security and all aspects of emergency management. Each chapter focuses on the practical and applied aspects of a range of public servants in various departments and the organizations that they represent.

Rather than presenting a theoretical exploration alone, the book examines the practical knowledge and hands-on skills related to various functions and how their decisions and actions play into the larger framework of safety and security —in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Every professional has a unique and integral part to play in fulfilling their roles and obligations, whether it be in relation to prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response or recovery operations. Personnel that frequently come to mind in such scenarios include emergency managers, geographers and land-use planners, EMTs and paramedics, fire fighters, police officers, public health officials, nurses, public administrators, and public information officers. And while these individuals are integral to homeland security and emergency management, there are other professionals that also perform essential duties that—while they aren’t first-to-mind—are vital to efforts relating to terrorism and disasters; this includes pilots in the aviation sector, the military, attorneys, psychologists, and forensic professionals serving in pathology, DNA, and dentistry roles.

Chapters provide a holistic rendering of the homeland security and emergency management landscape to present all these various professional capabilities and contributions. This includes how current functions are coordinated as well as how future efforts might change relative to a more proactive, all-hazards and holistic approach. As such, the book will be a useful resource for students and practitioners to understand the dynamic professions—and various disciplines and fields—that impact disaster and terrorism preparedness and response capabilities.

Table of Contents

1. Disasters, Terrorist Attacks, and the Whole Community: A Preview of Professionals Involved in the Distributed Functions of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Joy Cole and David A. McEntire

2. The Role of the Emergency Manager in Disaster and Homeland Security: Navigating the Challenges of Intergovernmental Relationships Through Networks

Brian D. Williams

3. The Role of Geographers and Land Use Managers in Emergency Management: Contributions Relating to the Space and Place of Hazards, Disasters, and Terrorist Attacks

Laura Siebeneck, PhD, Elyse Zavar, PhD, and Rachel Wolfe

4. Firefighters Protecting a Nation: Historical Perspectives and a Modern, All-Hazards Approach

Andrew Byrnes

5. Law Enforcement and Emergency Management: The Role of Policing During Disasters

Mike Gutierrez and Ed Valla

6. Emergency Medical Services: A Diverse, Complex, and Essential Profession for Disasters and Terrorist Attacks

Peter Burke, Steve Holley, and Margaret Mittelman

7. Public Administration and Emergency Management: The Ties that Bind

Abraham David Benavides

8. Public Information Officer Functions in Emergency Management: Operating in Good Times and Bad

John R. Fisher

9. The Role and Impact of Professionals and Volunteers in Non-Profit Organizations in Disaster/Emergency Management

Tina Bynum, Heriberto Urby, and Arthur J. Simental

10. Professionals in the Department of Homeland Security: The Swiss Army Knife of America’s Defense and Protection

Jackson Roberts and David A. McEntire 

11. The Role of Public Health and Healthcare in Emergency Management: Preparedness, Pandemics, Present, and Future Challenges Post Covid-19

Arthur J. Simental, Tina Bynum, and Lorin Schroede, with Special Thanks to Anna Shaum

12. Disaster and Crisis Psychology: Preparation For, Response To, and Recovery from Terror

Rodger Broomé and Eric Russell

13. Aviation Tools for Emergency Management: Types, Functions, and the Future of Aviation for Emergency and Disaster Response

Jack Edwin Troutt III

14. Military Support to Civil Authorities Responding to Domestic Disasters and Emergencies: Limitations, Authorities, and Capabilities

Michael L. Smidt

15. Role of Law in Emergency Management and Homeland Security: Legal Foundations to Follow and Liabilities to Avoid

Heriberto Urby

16. Healthcare Emergency Management: The Role of Healthcare Professionals, Systems, and Facilities in Supporting ESF8

Arthur J. Simental and Lorin Schroeder

17. Nursing and Disasters: Responding to Victim Needs and Performing Other Essential Functions

Dale Maughan, Allison Swenson and Joy Cole

18. Forensic Technicians: Locating and Analyzing Physical Evidence in Terrorist Attacks

Amie B. Houghton

19. Forensic Pathology: Medicolegal Death Investigation and Management of Fatalities in Mass Disasters and Terrorist Events

Amie B. Houghton

20. The Role of Dentistry: Victim Identification in Mass Casualty Disasters

Kathleen Young

21. The Critical Role of Public Works in Emergency Management and Homeland Security: Defending a Seat at the Table

Dave Bergner

22. The Information Technology Specialist: From Zero to Hero in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Jackson Roberts and David A. McEntire

23. Lessons about the Distributed Functions of Emergency Management: Individual Contributions, Interdependencies, and Collective Recommendations

David A. McEntire

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David A. McEntire is a professor in both the Emergency Services and Criminal Justice Departments at Utah Valley University. He teaches emergency management, and national security. His expertise is in emergency management theory, vulnerability reduction, community preparedness, response coordination, terrorism and homeland security. He has received a number of grants which have allowed him to conduct research on disasters and emergency management systems in Australia, California, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, New York, New Zealand, Texas and Utah. Dr. McEntire has written 5 books and published over 135 articles. He has presented his research in both domestic and international conferences. He is the recipient of FEMA’s Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard Award for Academic Excellence and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award from the University of Central Florida.