Introduction to Emergency Management (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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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

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

"Authors George Haddow and Jane Bullock examine emergency management with a focus on the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and its role in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With insiders' views of their agency born from their time with FEMA in the late 1990s, Haddow and Bullock have special insight in the responsibilities and organization of FEMA...In this second edition, new information details FEMA's 2003 absorption into DHS, as well as new marching orders given by various presidential directives." - Security Management, Sept. 2006

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George Haddow currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Homeland Security Studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Prior to jpining academia, 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. He is a founding partner of Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm.

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