A practical introduction to FEMS, emergency management, and disaster relief concepts.
Introduction to Emergency Management is a practical reference for professionals and students who need to understand the process of disaster response planning and mitigation. The book details the world's leading emergency management agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), covering its history, organization, programs, and operations as well as the Federal Response Plan (FRP). The authors examine the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationship between FEMA, state and local emergency management systems and other critical partners. They also explain the government emergency resources available before, during, and after crises. Practical and easy-to-reference, the text includes a chapter on terrorism and the events of September 11, 2001, and reviews their impact on disaster management and emergency planning in the future. This essential text includes the latest information on the Office of Homeland Security and several detailed appendices which include: a list of organizations involved in disaster management, a directory of disaster management and terrorism Web sites, a glossary of disaster management terms and acronyms, and a compendium of domestic and international disaster statistics.
HISTORIC OVERVIEW, STATUTORY AUTHORITY, ORGANIZATION, RISK ASSESSMENT, MITIGATION, RESPONSE, RECOVERY, PREPAREDNESS, COMMUNICATIONS, BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING, INTERNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT, TERRORISM, APPENDICES