Living with Hazards, Dealing with Disasters: An Introduction to Emergency Management

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M.E. Sharpe, Dec 30, 1999 - Nature
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This is the first concise introduction to emergency management, the emerging profession that deals with disasters from floods and earthquakes to terrorist attacks.

Coverage includes:
--The history of emergency management and its evolution from volunteer effort to trained intervention;
--Organization of emergency management systems -- local, state, regional, national, international; governmental, for-profit, and nonprofit;
--Managing natural disasters -- floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, avalanches, etc.;
--Managing manmade disasters -- civil defense, terrorism, hazardous materials accidents, fires, structural failures, nuclear accidents, transportation disasters;
--Policy issues in the management of risk, emergencies, and disasters;
--Disaster management in the Twenty-first Century-- technological and political challenges.
Twenty case studies illustrate the handling of actual disasters including the Northridge Earthquake and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Discussion questions and guides to on-line information sources facilitate use of the book in the classroom and professional training programs.

 

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