Handbook of Emergency Management Concepts A Step-by-Step Approach 1st edition
This Handbook of Emergency Management Concepts book has been prepared for anyone who wants to know about emergency management and those professionals whose responsibility is to protect the public and is based on the most reliable hazard awareness and emergency education information available at the time of publication, including advances in scientific knowledge, more accurate technical language, and the latest physical research on what happens in disasters.
This Handbook of Emergency Management Concepts publication cannot cover every factor, situation, or difference, as no plan can really do so, but covers preplanning and mitigation efforts to help alleviate the disruption of the incident/disaster in buildings, infrastructure, or other environmental features that might be of interest.
This Handbook of Emergency Management Concepts book can be used as a reference source or as a step-by-step process. The focus of the content is on how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before, during, and after a disaster to protect people and their property.
The Planning process and the preparations for all types of disasters will ensure that the committee’s planners will complete the preplans and mitigate as much as possible that are recognized within their communities prior to an incident which will allow the communities to be better prepared for the event of unlikely emergency scenarios. Information is provided on how the public can be ready in case of a national emergency—including a possible terrorist attack involving biological, chemical, or radiological weapons.
All of the recent devastation caused by tsunamis, hurricanes, and wildfires highlights the need for highly trained professionals who can develop effective strategies in response to these disasters. This Handbook of Emergency Management Concepts book will assist those with the tools to address all phases of emergency management. It covers everything from the social and environmental processes that generate hazards to vulnerability analysis, hazard mitigation, emergency response, and disaster recovery.