Disaster Response and Recovery

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Providing readers with a well-rounded understanding of disaster responses, this book first explores the various types of disasters that may occur. It then uncovers the myriad of actors that are involved in emergency management as well as the diverse theoretical frameworks from which post-disaster activities may be approached. Readers will gain a better understanding of the typical challenges to be expected during response efforts as well as the tools and techniques that will enhance the ability to protect lives, reduce property damage and minimize disruption.

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You can get there

Where do you want to go? You might already be working in the emergency management field, and may be looking to expand your skills. You might be setting out on a new career path. Or, you might want to learn more about exciting opportunities in emergency management.

Wherever you want to go, Disaster Response and Recovery will help you get there. Easy-to-read, practical, and up-to-date, this text not only helps you learn fundamental emergency management concepts; it also helps you master the core competencies and skills you need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. The book’s brief, modular format and variety of built-in learning resources enable you to learn at your own pace and focus your studies.

With this book, you will be able to:

  • Know what to expect in their aftermath of a disaster.
  • Explore two theoretical approaches to the management of disasters.
  • Be aware of the different participants in response and recovery operations.
  • Protect lives in the initial steps of hazard detection, warning, evacuation and sheltering.
  • Examine different disaster functions, including search and rescue, emergency medical care, fatality management, and stress counseling.
  • Know how best to care for those who have been affected by disasters.
  • Deal with the media, donations and volunteers after a disaster.
  • Manage public relations and community resources.
  • Understand damage assessment, disaster declarations and debris management.
  • Avoid typical problems during response and recovery operations.
  • Improve disaster management and coordination through technology and organization.
  • Learn the value of preparedness, improvisation, professionalism and leadership for you as an emergency manager.  

Wiley Pathways helps you achieve your goals
When it comes to learning about emergency management, not everyone is on the same path. But everyone wants to succeed. The new Wiley Pathways series in Emergency Management helps you achieve your goals with its brief, inviting format, clear language, and focus on core competencies and skills.

The books in this series––Introduction to Emergency Management, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Emergency Planning, Technology in Emergency Management, and Disaster Response and Recovery––offer a coordinated curriculum for learning emergency management. Learn more at www.wiley.com/go/pathways.

About the Author:

David McEntire is an assistant professor of emergency administration and planning at the University of North Texas. His expertise includes: Disaster Prepardness Planning and reponse, Emergency Management, Terror Response, Disasters in Developing Nations, Disasters, Disaster Relief.

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