Introduction to Emergency Management

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Introduction to Emergency Management is a practical reference for professionals and students who need to understand the process of disaster response planning and mitigation. The book details the world'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). The authors examine the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationship between FEMA, state and local emergency management systems and other critical partners. They also explain the government emergency resources available before, during, and after crises. Practical and easy-to-reference, the text includes a chapter on terrorism and the events of September 11, 2001, and reviews their impact on disaster management and emergency planning in the future. This essential text includes the latest information on the Office of Homeland Security and several detailed appendices which include: a list of organizations involved in disaster management, a directory of disaster management and terrorism Web sites, a glossary of disaster management terms and acronyms, and a compendium of domestic and international disaster statistics.

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"Would recommend that all who teach college emergency management courses get a copy to review for consideration as a textbook. ...it is, as the back cover notes practical, easy to use, and does a very good job covering the roles, responsibilities and interrelationships that exist among state and local emergency management systems, FEMA, and other critical partners. - B.Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D., CEM Higher Education Project Manager, Emergency Management Institute, National Emergency Training Center, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security ...this book provides a comprehensive overview of the emergency management discipline. - Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research News Although books on security, by the very nature of the industry, are particularly suited to action, it's remarkable how many of them are lifeless and abstract. Not so this book on emergency management, where the protagonists - disasters - take center stage. The authors load the book with bracing case studies and examples, which have infinitely more impact than generalizations and theories. But the case studies go beyond giving life to the book. They also inspire ideas that emergency managers can themselves implement. Two appendices offer a wealth of resources, including a list of emergency management Web sites and a glossary of acronyms. The combination of this material with the case studies, facts and figures, examples, diagrams, and templates makes this book a fine resource. - Security Management

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George Haddow currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management at The George Washington University, Washington, DC. Prior to joining George Washington University, Mr. Haddow worked for eight years in the Office of the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the White House Liaison and the deputy Chief of Staff. In these positions, Mr. Haddow was involved in the day-to-day management of FEMA responsible for the Director s communications; policy formulation in the areas of disaster response, public/private partnerships, public information, environmental protection and disaster mitigation including the design and implementation of FEMA s national disaster mitigation initiative entitled Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities. As the Agency liaison with the White House for Presidential appointments to headquarters and FEMA regional positions, Mr. Haddow worked directly with the FEMA Director and the White House Office of Presidential Personnel in the recruitment and the hiring of all Presidential appointments at FEMA. He also managed FEMA s disaster management and mitigation projects in Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ecuador and the Bahamas and coordinated FEMA activities with Korea and South Africa. Jane A. Bullock has worked in emergency management for over 20 years most recently as the Chief of Staff to James Lee Witt the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In this position Ms. Bullock served as principal advisor to the Director on all Agency programmatic and administrative activities, provided advice and recommendations to the Director on policies required to carry out the mission of the agency; managed the day-to-day operations of the Agency; directed, monitored, and evaluated Agency strategic and communication processes; and oversaw administration of the Agency s resources, including the disaster relief fund. Represented the Director and the Administration with Congress, State and municipal governments, foreign officials, constituent groups and the media. Served as a principal spokesperson for the Agency s programs both before, during and after disasters. Chief architect of FEMA s Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities, a nationwide effort by communities and businesses to implement prevention and risk reduction programs. Principal on a project to create National Disaster Response and Mitigation system for Argentina and in six Central American and Caribbean countries. Served as part of the Clinton Administration s communications team for the Y2K issue.

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