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Disaster Response and Recovery : Strategies and Tactics for Resilience

Disaster Response and Recovery : Strategies and Tactics for Resilience - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471789741

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ISBN13: 978-0471789741
ISBN10: 0471789747

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No

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Disaster Response and Recovery : Strategies and Tactics for Resilience - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471789741

David A. McEntire

ISBN13: 978-0471789741
ISBN10: 0471789747

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No
Summary
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.

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.
Bibliography.
Glossary.
Index.

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