Introduction to Emergency Management

2nd Edition

Brenda Phillips, David M. Neal, Gary Webb

CRC Press
Published November 22, 2016
Textbook - 442 Pages
ISBN 9781482245066 - CAT# K23518

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  • Offers case studies with an additional focus on federal-level emergency management programs
  • Presents international features and social aspects of disasters
  • Covers FEMA under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security and the challenges each entity faces
  • Includes an Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank, Powerpoint slides, and other graphics as teaching resources


Emergency management university programs have experienced dramatic and exponential growth over the last twelve years. This new, fully updated edition introduces majors and minors to the field and provides content accessible to those students taking introductory emergency management courses. The book’s student-centered focus looks at the regional, state, and local level response, as well as some of the often misunderstood or overlooked social aspects of disasters. Real-world cases are described throughout including considerations of international emergency management and disasters alongside features from former students now working as professionals in the field of emergency management.


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