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A Futurist's Guide to Emergency Management

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Adam S. Crowe
May 20, 2015

A Futurist's Guide to Emergency Management provides interdisciplinary analysis on how particular sets of conditions may occur in the future by evaluating global trends, possible scenarios, emerging conditions, and various other elements of risk management. Firmly based in science, the book leverages...

Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management: Leveraging Web and Mobile Technologies, Second Edition

Connie M. White
February 15, 2017

As social media continues to evolve at a rapid pace, emergency professionals need to know how to effectively implement and utilize social media and Web 2.0 technologies. This includes communication across agencies in emergency planning, preparedness, and response as well as for in-crisis...

Principles of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), Second Edition

Michael J. Fagel
February 15, 2017

Emergency operations centers (EOCs) are the hub of response efforts during disasters. Emergency managers and their staff coordinate incoming information from the field and the public to coordinate response and rescue efforts. They also deploy resources and communicate with other government agencies...

How to Design and Successfully Accomplish a Business Continuity Program

Barbara F. Davi
February 15, 2017

The objective of a business continuity plan is to ensure that your business will be able to continue operating in the event of a disruption in service caused by a natural or man-made incident. This book provides a framework for businesses to assess their general and specific risks, determine...

Emergency Planning for Nuclear Power Plants

Paul Elkmann
January 10, 2017

This book provides a history of emergency planning with respect to nuclear power plant accidents from the 1950’s to the 2000’s.  It gives an overview of essential concepts that a working emergency planner should know, including brief overviews of the health physics and plant engineering that...

Coming Home after Disaster: Multiple Dimensions of Housing Recovery

Alka Sapat, Ann-Margaret Esnard
December 28, 2016

Post-disaster housing concerns and dilemmas are complex, global in nature, and are inextricably intertwined with social, economic, and political considerations.  The multi-faceted nature of housing recovery requires a holistic approach that accounts for its numerous dimensions and contours that are...

Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency Preparedness

Mats Isaksson, Christopher L. Raaf
December 21, 2016

Radioactive sources such as nuclear power installations can pose a great threat to both humans and our environment. How do we measure, model and regulate such threats? Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency Preparedness addresses these topical questions and aims to plug the gap in the lack of...

Responses to Disasters and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience

Michele Companion, Miriam S. Chaiken
December 20, 2016

As the global climate shifts, communities are faced with a myriad of mitigation and adaptation challenges. These highlight the political, cultural, economic, social, and physical vulnerability of social groups, communities, families, and individuals. They also foster resilience and creative...

Effective Communication During Disasters: Making Use of Technology, Media, and Human Resources

Girish Bobby Kapur, Sarah Bezek, Jonathan Dyal
December 16, 2016

In today’s world, there are new opportunities for disaster communications through modern technology and social media. Social network applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can connect friends, family, first responders, and those providing relief and assistance. However, social media...

Introduction to Emergency Management, Second Edition

Brenda Phillips, David M. Neal, Gary Webb
December 03, 2016

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...

Managing Critical Incidents and Large-Scale Event Security

Eloy Nuñez, Ernest G. Vendrell
August 02, 2016

Nuñez and Vendrell aim to provide the most current and effective resources for managing special events and critical incidents. Their book relies heavily on case studies and after action reports that examine the lessons learned from a multitude of previous events and incidents. In addition, the text...

Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness: An Introductory Text for Emergency Management and Planning Professionals, Second Edition

Anna K. Schwab, Dylan Sandler, David J. Brower
July 18, 2016

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...

Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security, Second Edition

Robert Radvanovsky, Jacob Brodsky
May 10, 2016

This comprehensive handbook covers fundamental security concepts, methodologies, and relevant information pertaining to supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and other industrial control systems used in utility and industrial facilities worldwide. A community-based effort, it collects...

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