Introduction to Emergency Management, Second Edition (Butterworth-Heinemann Homeland Security)

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Introduction to Emergency Management, Second Edition is a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation. The book details the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (U.S), the Federal Response Plan (FRP), and the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationship between FEMA and state and local emergency management systems. It also covers the changes in emergency management since the events of September 11, 2001, the latest information on the Office of Homeland Security, and includes several detailed appendices. This Second Edition is completely updated and continues this title’s success as a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation.

* Includes continual connection of theory to real-world examples of disasters including the Tsunami disaster and instances of terrorism
* Contains dozens of diagrams and statistics illustrating disaster management history and facts
* Provides links to Emergency Management Web sites and information sources, including homeland security sources

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Continues the success of the previous edition as a practical introduction to FEMA, emergency management, and disaster relief concepts

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Introduction to Emergency Management provides a unique and practical insight into the current strategies of disaster response planning and disaster mitigation. Emergency Management, Industrial Health and Safety, and Security students and professionals will find this an essential resource that they will refer to again and again. The book outlines the worldÂ’s leading emergency management agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), covering its history, organization, programs, and operations as well as the Federal Response Plan (FRP).

Highly practical and extremely easy to reference, this book provides the latest information of FEMA's emerging role within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The authors have also included a special and timely chapter on terrorism the recounts the events of September, 11, 2001, and what they mean to disaster management and emergency planning in the future.

The authors explain the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationship that exist among state and local emergency management systems, FEMA, and other critical partners. They also include federal emergency resources that are available to corporations and private organizations for dealing with all phases of a crisis - information critical for corporate executives, security managers, and business continuity experts.

Offering a current list of disaster management organizations' Web sites, a glossary of terms and acronyms, and a reference compendium of domestic and international disaster statistics, Introduction to Emergency Management is an invaluable resource.

Key Features:
* Includes numerous diagrams, illustrations, and statistics on disaster management history and concepts
* Provides case studies and examples of disasters from around the world to connect theory to real-world application
* Features a special chapter on September 11th, terrorism, and the new world order of disaster management

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