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Disaster Response and Recovery: Strategies and Tactics for Resilience, 2nd Edition

Book Description

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.

  • Includes updated chapters keeping the material fresh and accessible while incorporating recent changes in policy and new research

  • Highlights lessons learned from such incidents and catastrophes as: Hurricane Katrina, Earthquake in Haiti, Parking lot collapse in Miami, West Texas industrial explosion, Train wreck in Spain, Aurora movie shooting, Times Square bombing, etc.

  • 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

  • Includes an instructor package which contains: Sample Syllabus, Teaching Suggestions, Test bank, and PowerPoints

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. DEDICATION
    5. CONTENTS
    6. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    7. FOREWORD
    8. PREFACE
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    10. CHAPTER 1: KNOWING WHAT TO EXPECT
      1. 1.1 The Occurrence of Disasters
      2. 1.2 Types of Hazards
      3. 1.3 Technological Hazards
      4. 1.4 Civil/Conflict Hazards
      5. 1.5 The Complexity and Impact of Disasters
    11. CHAPTER 2: UNDERSTANDING THE ACTORS
      1. 2.1 The Public Sector
      2. 2.2 The Private Sector
      3. 2.3 The Nonprofit Sector
      4. 2.4 Citizen and Emergent Groups
      5. 2.5 Working with Different Groups and the Whole Community
    12. CHAPTER 3: ANTICIPATING HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN DISASTERS
      1. 3.1 The Impact of Hollywood and The Media
      2. 3.2 Research on Myths
      3. 3.3 Evidence of Exaggeration
      4. 3.4 Realities about Response and Recovery
      5. 3.5 The Importance of Understanding Behavior Correctly
    13. CHAPTER 4: RECOGNIZING ALTERNATIVE MANAGEMENT APPROACHES
      1. 4.1 The Traditional Model
      2. 4.2 The Professional Model
      3. 4.3 Comparison of The Models
    14. CHAPTER 5: IMPLEMENTING INITIAL RESPONSE MEASURES
      1. 5.1 Hazard Detection
      2. 5.2 Issuing Warnings
      3. 5.3 Evacuation
      4. 5.4 Sheltering
    15. CHAPTER 6: CARING FOR THE INJURED, DEAD, AND DISTRAUGHT
      1. 6.1 Search and Rescue Operations
      2. 6.2 Emergency Medical Care and Triage
      3. 6.3 Mass Fatality Management
      4. 6.4 Stress Management
    16. CHAPTER 7: MANAGING PUBLIC INFORMATION, DONATIONS, AND VOLUNTEERS
      1. 7.1 The Media and Disasters
      2. 7.2 Dealing with Donations
      3. 7.3 Volunteer Management
    17. CHAPTER 8: MOVING BEYOND IMMEDIATE NEEDS
      1. 8.1 Assessing Damages
      2. 8.2 Challenges in Damage Assessment
      3. 8.3 Damage Assessment Procedures
      4. 8.4 Disaster Declarations
      5. 8.5 Debris Produced by Disasters
      6. 8.6 Dealing with Debris Effectively
      7. 8.7 Regulations and Other Considerations
    18. CHAPTER 9: PROMOTING RECOVERY AND MITIGATION
      1. 9.1 Disaster Impacts and Disaster Assistance
      2. 9.2 Types of IA
      3. 9.3 Obtaining IA
      4. 9.4 Categories of PA
      5. 9.5 Obtaining PA
      6. 9.6 Important Issues for Recovery
      7. 9.7 The Potential for Disagreement
      8. 9.8 Pressing for Change
    19. CHAPTER 10: OVERCOMING TYPICAL CHALLENGES
      1. 10.1 Communications and Coordination
      2. 10.2 Decision Making
      3. 10.3 Transportation Issues and Logistics
      4. 10.4 Special Populations
      5. 10.5 Politics
      6. 10.6 Legal Concerns
      7. 10.7 Record Keeping
    20. CHAPTER 11: HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY AND ORGANIZATION
      1. 11.1 The Importance of Technology
      2. 11.2 Communication Equipment and Interoperability
      3. 11.3 Decision Support Systems (DSSs)
      4. 11.4 GIS
      5. 11.5 Managing Disasters at the Local Level
      6. 11.6 Managing Disasters at the State Level
      7. 11.7 Managing Disasters on a Federal Level
    21. CHAPTER 12: FORESEEING THE FUTURE
      1. 12.1 Disasters on the Rise
      2. 12.2 Understanding Natural Disasters
      3. 12.3 Understanding Technological Disasters
      4. 12.4 Understanding Acts of Violence
      5. 12.5 Understanding Terrorism
      6. 12.6 Insufficiently Recognized Hazards
      7. 12.7 Increased Vulnerability
    22. CHAPTER 13: ENHANCING DISASTER RESILIENCE
      1. 13.1 Preparing Your Community
      2. 13.2 Acquiring Financial Resources
      3. 13.3 Establishing an EOC
      4. 13.4 Hazard and Vulnerability Assessment
      5. 13.5 Writing an EOP
      6. 13.6 First Responder and Organizational Training
      7. 13.7 Disaster Exercises
      8. 13.8 Public Education
      9. 13.9 Spontaneous Planning, Improvisation, Creativity, and Flexibility
      10. 13.10 Leadership and Professionalism
    23. BIBLIOGRAPHY
    24. INDEX