Disaster Management Handbook
CRC Press, Jan 22, 2008 - Social Science - 624 pages
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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An Identification of Vulnerability and Way to Reduce It
The Evolution of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
A New Approach for South Asia and Africa
FIRST RESPONSE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Bringing Order to Chaos
Chapter 18 Hospital Emergency Preparedness
Chapter 19 Media Relations and External Communications duringa Disaster
An Increased Military Response and Its Impact on Public Policy Administration
Chapter 21 Military Involved in Disaster Response
HUMAN PERSONAL AND INTERPERSONAL ISSUES
Presidential Leadership and Disaster Management in an Intergovernmental Context
Chapter 5 The Role of Coordination in Disaster Management
CASE STUDIES AND LESSONS LEARNED US NATURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS
Alaskan Earthquake Disaster Recovery
Two States Responses to the Disaster
The Critical Role of the Nonprofit Community in the San Antonio Disaster Response
Lessons Learned from Katrina in Mississippi
Chapter 10 Emergency Contracting for Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans Gulf Area
Chapter 11 Debris Disposal and Recycling for the Cedar and Paradise Wildfires in San Diego
CASE STUDIES AND LESSONS LEARNED INTERNATIONAL DISASTERS
The Case of the Red River
Evidence from Damage Potential Exposed to Snow Avalanches
Away from a Reactive and Paternalistic Approach?
Botswanas Response to the Pandemic
Chapter 22 Disaster Management and Populations with Special Needs
A Dual Perspective
Chapter 24 Managing the Spontaneous Volunteer
Chapter 25 First Responders and Workforce Protection
Towards a New Perspective
How a Community Can Successfully Come Back Better and Stronger PostDisaster?
PLANNING PREVENTION AND PREPAREDNESS
The Case of Hawaii
Chapter 29 Disaster Management and Intergovernmental Relations
Chapter 30 Issues in Hospital Preparedness
Chapter 31 Strategic Planning for Emergency Managers
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