Catastrophic Disaster Planning and Response
Presenting cutting-edge domestic and international approaches, Catastrophic Disaster Planning and Response explains how to effectively plan for and manage the consequences of a catastrophe. Recognizing that a business-as-usual approach to preparing for and responding to such events is doomed to fail, the book fills a gap in emergency management education. It introduces the many considerations that influence how we plan for and respond to large-scale catastrophes and how it differs from preparing for smaller-scale emergencies.
Written by a recognized expert in emergency management, this volume is a thorough study of the planning process and response procedures for catastrophic disasters. Topics discussed include:
Recent major events provide valuable lessons that demonstrate the characteristics of a catastrophic disaster, the special issues of response and recovery, and the necessary preparation on international, national, and local levels. Offering best practices using recent real-world case studies, the book provides a foundation for continued study and critical reflection.
Catastrophic Disaster Planning and Response is one of only two books utilized by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in their elite 2010 Flag Office/SES Executive Change Leadership Program (ECL) curriculum. The ECL program develops the executive leadership skills of USCG Admiral-selects awaiting Senate confirmation, as well as members of the Department of Homeland Security's federal Senior Executive Service (SES), which in 2010 included representatives from the U.S. Secret Service, the Transportation Security Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Border Patrol, Citizenship and Immigration Services, and FEMA.
Readily adaptable for classroom use, this cutting-edge professional reference provides qualifying instructors with access to teaching materials and a test bank.
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Section I Introduction to Catastrophic Planning and Response
Chapter 1 The Definition and History of Catastrophes
Chapter 2 How Catastrophes Differ from Disasters
Section II Ethical Politicaland Legal Issues
Chapter 3 Ethics
Chapter 4 Political and Legal Issues
Section III Operational Issues
Chapter 5 Logistics
Chapter 8 Mass Evacuation and Relocation
Response Recovery and Reconstruction
Chapter 9 Response Planning
Chapter 10 Recovery and Reconstruction Planning
Section V Essential Leadership Skills for Successful Catastrophe Management
Chapter 11 Essential Leadership Skills for Successful Catastrophe Management
Chapter 6 Critical Infrastructure Key Resources CIKR
Chapter 7 Mass Care