Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management

Author: Tanveer Islam,Jeffrey Ryan

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128004355

Category: Social Science

Page: 458

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Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management introduces readers to mitigation, one of the four foundational phases of emergency management, and to the hazard mitigation planning process. Authors Islam and Ryan review the hazard mitigation framework in both private sector and governmental agencies, covering the regulatory and legal frameworks for mitigation, as well as risk assessment processes and strategies, and tools and techniques that can prevent, or lessen, the impact of disasters. The book specifically addresses hazards posed by human activity, including cyber threats and nuclear accidents, as well as hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes. Readers will learn about the framework for the mitigation process, hazard identification, risk assessment, and the tools and techniques available for mitigation. Coverage includes both GIS and HAZUS, with tutorials on these technologies, as well as case studies of best practices in the United States and around the world. The text is ideal for students, instructors, and practitioners interested in reducing, or eliminating, the effects of disasters. Takes an all-hazards approach, covering terror attacks and accidents, as well as natural disasters Reviews the hazard mitigation framework in both private sector and governmental agencies, covering the regulatory and legal frameworks for mitigation Provides a step-by-step process for creating a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Addresses the needs of local, state, and federal emergency management agencies and of the private sector, including IT mitigation
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Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness

An Introductory Text for Emergency Management and Planning Professionals, Second Edition

Author: Anna K. Schwab,Dylan Sandler,David J. Brower

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466595582

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

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This book introduces the concept of hazards as part of the earth’s natural systems, in contrast to "disasters," which occur at the intersection of the built and natural environments. The authors emphasize choices made by society that either increase or diminish our level of vulnerability to the impacts of hazards and discusses the role of the emergency manager in how these choices are made and acted upon. The book defines key concepts including mitigation, preparedness, resilience, and vulnerability, and explains the role of the emergency manager in putting these principles into practice.
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Natural Hazard Mitigation

Recasting Disaster Policy And Planning

Author: David Godschalk,Timothy Beatley,Philip Berke,David Brower,Edward J. Kaiser

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610912896

Category: Architecture

Page: 591

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The first half of the 1990s saw the largest and most costly floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes in the history of the United States. While natural hazards cannot be prevented, their human impacts can be greatly reduced through advance action that mitigates risks and reduces vulnerability.Natural Hazard Mitigation describes and analyzes the way that hazard mitigation has been carried out in the U.S. under our national disaster law, the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. It is the first systematic study of the complete intergovernmental system for natural hazard mitigation, including its major elements and the linkages among them.The book: analyzes the effectiveness of the Stafford Act and investigates what is contained in state hazard mitigation plans required by the Act studies how federal hazard mitigation funds have been spent explores what goes into decision making following a major disaster looks at how government mitigation officials rate the effectiveness of the mitigation system suggests changes that could help solve the widely recognized problems with current methods of coping with disasters.Damages from natural disasters are reaching catastrophic proportions, making natural hazard mitigation an important national policy issue. The findings and recommendations presented in this volume should help to strengthen natural hazard mitigation policy and practice, thereby serving to reduce drains on the federal treasury that pay for preventable recovery and relief costs, and to spare residents in areas hit by natural disasters undue suffering and expense. It is an informative and eye-opening study for planners, policymakers, students of planning and geography, and professionals working for government agencies that deal with natural hazards.
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Principles of Emergency Management

Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation Strategies

Author: Michael J. Fagel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439871205

Category: Social Science

Page: 585

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Principles of Emergency Management: Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation offers preparedness and mitigation recommendations for advanced emergency planning. Because disasters are so unpredictable, advance planning is needed to effectively respond to and mitigate against the potential effects of such events. Whether a disaster is natural or man-made, accidental or deliberate, the best way to protect the public is by implementing an integrated emergency management system incorporating all potential stakeholders through all phases of the event. As such, the book suggests best practices for drills, exercises, and pre-event team building and communication. More than a dozen contributors offer their professional expertise on a wide variety of topics, including: Emergency operations center management Continuity planning of vital services in the aftermath of a disaster The role of the public health official Developing public-private partnerships Specific types of disasters, including terrorism, agroterrorism, pandemics, and active shooter incidents Mass care, sheltering, and human services The special needs of children in disasters Traditional and social media and their impact on emergency management The book is a valuable planning resource for those tasked with managing operations to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to disasters.
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Wiley Pathways Introduction to Emergency Management

Author: Michael K. Lindell, Ph.D.,Carla Prater,Ronald W. Perry, Ph.D.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471772607

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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The recent devastation caused by tsunamis, hurricanes and wildfires highlights the need for highly trained professionals who can develop effective strategies in response to these disasters. This invaluable resource arms readers with the tools to address all phases of emergency management. It covers everything from the social and environmental processes that generate hazards to vulnerability analysis, hazard mitigation, emergency response, and disaster recovery.
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Disaster mitigation in Asia and the Pacific

Author: Asian Development Bank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Disasters

Page: 392

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A companion volume to Disaster Management, this book presents the results of an ADB study which represents a pioneering effort in the disaster mitigation field in Asia and the Pacific, with the objective of widening and deepening the pace of disaster mitigation in the region, and thus contributing to the welfare of its people.
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Post-Event Hazard Mitigation Strategy (Classic Reprint)

Author: Illinois Emergency Management Agency

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780366787067

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 26

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Excerpt from Post-Event Hazard Mitigation Strategy This report will be used to assist iema and fema as they implement their mitigation efforts in the field both immediately after the disaster and long range. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Introduction to Emergency Management

Author: George Haddow,Jane Bullock

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080478661

Category: Nature

Page: 424

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Introduction to Emergency Management, Second Edition is a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation. The book details the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (U.S), the Federal Response Plan (FRP), and the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationship between FEMA and state and local emergency management systems. It also covers the changes in emergency management since the events of September 11, 2001, the latest information on the Office of Homeland Security, and includes several detailed appendices. This Second Edition is completely updated and continues this title’s success as a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation. * Includes continual connection of theory to real-world examples of disasters including the Tsunami disaster and instances of terrorism * Contains dozens of diagrams and statistics illustrating disaster management history and facts * Provides links to Emergency Management Web sites and information sources, including homeland security sources
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Multiple Hazard Mitigation

Report of a Workshop on Mitigation Strategies for Communities Prone to Multiple Natural Hazards, July 6-8, 1983, Snowmass Colorado

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Advisory Board on the Built Environment

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Disaster relief

Page: 60

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