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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, Technology in Emergency Management 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:
- Explore the role of technology in the support of emergency planning, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts.
- Know the key elements that must be in place for technology to enhance the emergency management process.
- Understand the applications of the Internet, telecommunications, and networks to emergency management.
- Examine GIS and GPS tools and their applications.
- Predict hazards with direct and remote sensing data.
- Examine information systems, including the National Emergency Management Information System and CAMEO (Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations).
- Review the elements of hazard models and the limitations of modeling programs.
- Learn about the latest warning systems, including sophisticated radio networks, cable override systems, phone messaging systems, and sirens.
- Avoid operational problems that the emergency management community faces.
- Explore the potential impact of new technologies on emergency management.
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.
Technology plays a vital role in the effectiveness of a management plan during an emergency. Emergency Management Technology not only provides a detailed overview of the technology used, it also clearly explains how the technology is applied in the field. Readers will learn how to utilize technology in emergency planning, response, recovery and mitigation efforts and they'll uncover the key elements that must be in place for technology to enhance the emergency management process.
About the Author
John C. Pine, Ph. D., is an Associate Research Professor as well as a member of the Graduate Faculty and Adjunct Professor at Louisiana State University's Department of Management. He received his B.A. from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN in 1968, followed by his Masters and his Ph. D. from the University of Georgia. Research interests include vulnerability and consequence assessment to natural and man-made hazards; liability issues and emergencies; and crisis management.
Table of Contents
Using Technology: Technology as a Tool.
2 Emergency Management and the Internet: Information Superhighway.
3 Networks and Communications Systems: Working Together.
4 GIS and GPS Tools: Maps and Geographic Systems.
5 Direct and Remote Sensing: Describing and Detecting Hazards.
6 Emergency Management Decision Support Systems: Using Data to Manage Disasters.
7 Hazard Analysis and Modeling: Predicting the Impact.
8 Warning Systems: Alerting the Public to Danger.
9 Operational Problems and Technology: Making Technology Work for You.
10 Trends in Technology.