Disaster Management Handbook

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Jack Pinkowski
CRC Press, Jan 22, 2008 - Social Science - 624 pages
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Record breaking hurricane seasons, tornados, tsunamis, earthquakes, and intentional acts of mass-casualty violence, give lie to the delusion that disasters are the anomaly and not the norm. Disaster management is rooted in the fundamental belief that we can protect ourselves. Even if we cannot control all the causes, we can prepare and respond. We can craft constructive, workable policy that will contribute to the prevention of enormous financial impact, destruction of the environment, and needless loss of life.
Integrating scholarly articles from international experts and first hand accounts from the practitioner community, Disaster Management Handbook presents an analytical critique of the interrelated, multidisciplinary issues of preparedness, response, and recovery in anticipating and rebuilding from disasters. Beginning with an introduction to the theoretical constructs and conceptual foundations of disaster management, the book reviews the relationship of modern development to disaster vulnerability, the politics of disaster management, leadership, and the role of agency coordination. The second and third sections examine case studies and lessons learned through natural disasters in North America and around the world. They compare and contrast the efficacy of different management strategies from national, provincial, and local governments, as well as non-governmental agencies.
Taking a narrower scope, the fourth section focuses on emergency personnel and the methods and issues faced in on-the-scene response and preparation. It also considers the special needs of hospitals and the effective use of the media. Contributions in the final two sections present strategies for limiting and ameliorating the psychological impact of disaster on victims and personnel, and look forward to how we can be better prepared in the future and rebuild stronger, more resilient communities.
 

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Contents

Preface
xv
Introduction
xix
Editor
xxv
Contributors
xxvii
INTRODUCTION THEORETICAL CONSTRUCTS AND CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS
1
The Delusion of Preparedness in Face of Overwhelming Forces
3
An Identification of Vulnerability and Way to Reduce It
19
The Evolution of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
37
A New Approach for South Asia and Africa
337
FIRST RESPONSE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
355
Bringing Order to Chaos
357
Chapter 18 Hospital Emergency Preparedness
369
Chapter 19 Media Relations and External Communications duringa Disaster
387
An Increased Military Response and Its Impact on Public Policy Administration
401
Chapter 21 Military Involved in Disaster Response
415
HUMAN PERSONAL AND INTERPERSONAL ISSUES
425

Presidential Leadership and Disaster Management in an Intergovernmental Context
51
Chapter 5 The Role of Coordination in Disaster Management
75
CASE STUDIES AND LESSONS LEARNED US NATURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS
99
Alaskan Earthquake Disaster Recovery
101
Two States Responses to the Disaster
115
The Critical Role of the Nonprofit Community in the San Antonio Disaster Response
123
Lessons Learned from Katrina in Mississippi
157
Chapter 10 Emergency Contracting for Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans Gulf Area
171
Chapter 11 Debris Disposal and Recycling for the Cedar and Paradise Wildfires in San Diego
185
CASE STUDIES AND LESSONS LEARNED INTERNATIONAL DISASTERS
243
The Case of the Red River
245
Evidence from Damage Potential Exposed to Snow Avalanches
267
Away from a Reactive and Paternalistic Approach?
281
Botswanas Response to the Pandemic
321
Chapter 22 Disaster Management and Populations with Special Needs
427
A Dual Perspective
445
Chapter 24 Managing the Spontaneous Volunteer
459
Chapter 25 First Responders and Workforce Protection
471
Towards a New Perspective
477
How a Community Can Successfully Come Back Better and Stronger PostDisaster?
493
PLANNING PREVENTION AND PREPAREDNESS
527
The Case of Hawaii
529
Chapter 29 Disaster Management and Intergovernmental Relations
553
Chapter 30 Issues in Hospital Preparedness
561
Chapter 31 Strategic Planning for Emergency Managers
571
Index
583
Back cover
597
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