Synopses & Reviews
You can get there
Where do you want to go? You might already be working in the emergency management field, and may be looking to expand your skills. You might be setting out on a new career path. Or, you might want to learn more about exciting opportunities in emergency management.
Wherever you want to go, Disaster Response and Recovery will help you get there. Easy-to-read, practical, and up-to-date, this text not only helps you learn fundamental emergency management concepts; it also helps you master the core competencies and skills you need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. The book’s brief, modular format and variety of built-in learning resources enable you to learn at your own pace and focus your studies.
With this book, you will be able to:
- Know what to expect in their aftermath of a disaster.
- Explore two theoretical approaches to the management of disasters.
- Be aware of the different participants in response and recovery operations.
- Protect lives in the initial steps of hazard detection, warning, evacuation and sheltering.
- Examine different disaster functions, including search and rescue, emergency medical care, fatality management, and stress counseling.
- Know how best to care for those who have been affected by disasters.
- Deal with the media, donations and volunteers after a disaster.
- Manage public relations and community resources.
- Understand damage assessment, disaster declarations and debris management.
- Avoid typical problems during response and recovery operations.
- Improve disaster management and coordination through technology and organization.
- Learn the value of preparedness, improvisation, professionalism and leadership for you as an emergency manager.
Wiley Pathways helps you achieve your goals
When it comes to learning about emergency management, not everyone is on the same path. But everyone wants to succeed. The new Wiley Pathways series in Emergency Management helps you achieve your goals with its brief, inviting format, clear language, and focus on core competencies and skills.
The books in this series––Introduction to Emergency Management, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Emergency Planning, Technology in Emergency Management, and Disaster Response and Recovery––offer a coordinated curriculum for learning emergency management. Learn more at www.wiley.com/go/pathways.
Providing readers with a well-rounded understanding of disaster responses, this book first explores the various types of disasters that may occur. It then uncovers the myriad of actors that are involved in emergency management as well as the diverse theoretical frameworks from which post-disaster activities may be approached. Readers will gain a better understanding of the typical challenges to be expected during response efforts as well as the tools and techniques that will enhance the ability to protect lives, reduce property damage and minimize disruption.
Disaster Response and Recovery promotes effective response and recovery operations in the emergency management profession. This textbook - which is based on both the academic literature and practical understanding - provides an overview of the various types of disasters that may occur, the myriad of actors that are involved in emergency management, and the diverse theoretical frameworks from which post-disaster activities may be approached. After addressing the most salient functions performed when disasters strike (e.g., warning, evacuation, search and rescue, debris removal, donations management, etc.), the book examines typical challenges to be expected during response efforts along with tools and techniques to enhance the ability to protect lives, reduce property damage and minimize disruption through multi-organizational preparedness, coordination and improvisation.
Disaster Response and Recovery also includes strategies to facilitate recovery while also incorporating vital mitigation measures to reduce future vulnerability. With proven principles and real-world case studies,this book will be a valuable resource for scholars, students and practitioners interested in a more proactive form of emergency management.
About the Author
David McEntire is an assistant professor of emergency administration and planning at the University of North Texas. His expertise includes: Disaster Prepardness Planning and reponse, Emergency Management, Terror Response, Disasters in Developing Nations, Disasters, Disaster Relief.
Table of Contents
1. Knowing What to Expect: Hazards and Disasters.
2. Understanding the Actors: Role and Responsibilities of Disaster Participants.
3. Anticipating Human Behavior in Disasters:
Myths, Exaggerations and Realities.
4. Approaching Response and Recovery Operations: Alternative Management Theories.
5. Responding with Initial Measures: Hazard Detection, Warning, Evacuation, and Sheltering.
6. Caring for the Injured, Dead and Distraught: Overcoming Physical and Emotional Impacts.
7. Managing Public Relations, Donations and Volunteers: Expected Challenges and Benefits.
8. Moving Beyond Immediate Needs: Damage Assessment,
Disaster Declarations and Debris Removal.
9. Promoting Recovery and Mitigation: Disaster Assistance and Vulnerability Reduction.
10. Overcoming Typical Challenges: Other Anticipated Problems After Disaster.
11. Harnessing Technology and Organization: Tools for Local, State and Federal Governments.
12. Dealing with Future Disasters: Prior Lessons, New Threats and Rising Vulnerability.
13. Promoting Disaster Resilience: Preparedness, Improvisation, Professionalism and Leadership.