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Principles of Emergency Planning and Management

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Publisher Comments:

As interest in planning for emergencies and disasters burgeons, and educational and training programs proliferate, Principles of emergency planning and management is the first book to meet the need for a concise yet comprehensive and systematic primer on how to prepare for a disaster. Providing readers with a comprehensive, systematic, yet concise introduction to effective preparation for disasters, it provides a unified starting point encompassing the scattered and parochial literature in this nascent field of academic enquiry and practical endeavor.

The book provides a general introduction to the methods, procedures, protocols and strategies of emergency planning, with emphasis on situations in industrialized countries and the local level of organization (i.e. cities, municipalities, metropolitan areas and small regions), though with ample reference to national and international levels. Rather than concentrating on the practices of any one country or state, the author focuses on general principles. Principles of emergency planning and management is designed to be a reference source and manual from which emergency managers can extract ideas, suggestions and pro-forma methodologies to help them design and implement emergency plans. A comprehensive all-hazards approach is adopted, with frequent reference to the most important individual hazards and the planning and management needs that they create. Twelve examples of actual emergency planning and management problems are analyzed in detail.

Principles of emergency planning and management is written especially for the new generation of emergency planners and managers that is emerging as a result of intensified governmental interest in disaster preparedness. Many of them will occupy positions in government or other organizations that require emergency plans. The book will also be of value to students of disasters and hazards who have a practical interest in how disasters are planned for and managed, and to professional workers and trainees who will eventually have to participate in disaster plans. Principles of emergency planning and management is designed to be easily integrated with training courses in emergency preparedness.

Book News Annotation:

Alexander (geography, U. of Massachusetts-Amherst) offers a general introduction to the methods, procedures, protocols, and strategies of emergency planning, emphasizing situations in industrialized countries and the local level of organization (cities, municipalities, metropolitan areas, and small regions). Of likely utility to emergency planners, managers, and students. Includes a valuable glossary. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Principles of emergency planning and management is written as a result of intensified governmental interest in disaster preparedness and would be of value to emergency planners and managers. This volume provides readers with insight into effective preparation for disasters, with a general introduction to the methods, procedures, protocols and strategies of emergency planning, and emphasis on situations in industrialized countries and the local level of organization (i.e. cities, municipalities, metropolitan areas and small regions), though with ample reference to national and international levels.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. Aims, purpose and scope of emergency planning

2. Methodology: making and using maps

3. Methodology: analytical techniques

4. The emergency plan and its activation

5. The plan in practice: emergency management

6. Specialized planning

7. Reconstruction planning

8. Emergency-management training

9. Concluding thoughts

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195218381
Author:
Alexander, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
null, David
Author:
Alexander
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Human Services
Subject:
Industrial Health & Safety
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Emergency management
Subject:
Disasters & Disaster Relief
Subject:
Geography, Economic
Subject:
Geography | Economic and Historical
Subject:
Geography | Economic & Historical
Edition Number:
3
Series:
Geography
Series Volume:
197
Publication Date:
20020718
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 halftones and 15 line illus
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
9.36x6.12x.71 in. 1.15 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Principles of emergency planning and management is written as a result of intensified governmental interest in disaster preparedness and would be of value to emergency planners and managers. This volume provides readers with insight into effective preparation for disasters, with a general introduction to the methods, procedures, protocols and strategies of emergency planning, and emphasis on situations in industrialized countries and the local level of organization (i.e. cities, municipalities, metropolitan areas and small regions), though with ample reference to national and international levels.

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