Transportation Disaster Response Handbook

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Academic Press, 2002 - Medical - 290 pages
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Transportation Disaster Response Handbook presents information and strategies for dealing with all types of disasters and looks at the unique aspects of transportation-related incidents. It outlines how to prepare for emergencies, what to expect during a disaster, how individuals within the emergency agencies should respond, and how these agencies can quickly mobilize to minimize damage and provide assistance to victims.

This practical handbook shows you how to:

Design a disaster preparedness plan
Assess and clarify incidents as soon as they occur
Anticipate and handle issues for each type of disaster
Assist victims and provide aid to emergency personnel
Coordinate with emergency units and aid groups
Search for and recover physical evidence
Deal with the media
Plan business recovery
And much more!

The authors use examples of real disasters to illustrate key points and show how to effectively implement strategies before, during, and after a disaster. The Handbook will be an essential resource for police, fire fighters, medical professionals, government and military groups, transportation officials, emergency response planners, aid groups, forensic investigators, and security and business managers.

Design a disaster preparedness plan
Assess and clarify incidents as soon as they occur
Anticipate and handle issues for each type of disaster
Assist victims and provide aid to emergency personnel
Coordinate with emergency units and aid groups
Search for and recover physical evidence
Deal with the media
Plan business recovery
And much more!
 

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Contents

GENERAL ASPECTS OF DISASTER RESPONSE
9
VICTIMOLOGY
23
PREDICTING DISASTER AND EMERGENCY PLANNING
35
PRIVATE SECTOR
49
USING THE MILITARY
61
WARNING AND EVACUATION
69
SEARCH AND RESCUE
77
DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS
85
POLICE OPERATIONS
111
BUSINESS RECOVERY
215
AVIATION
223
DISASTER AT SEA
249
CONCLUSION
257
THE EVENTS OF 11 SEPTEMBER 2001
263
AUTHOR INDEX
275
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COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION
95

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