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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...

New Developments in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures

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Ronald J. Kendall, Steven M. Presley, Seshadri S. Ramkumar
February 17, 2016

A science-based text, New Developments in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures presents research that addresses the growing threat of chemical and biological terrorism as well as the need for improvements in the implementation of countermeasures. This new textbook building upon Advances...

Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders, Third Edition

Robert A. Burke
November 01, 2017

Using the authors many years of experience in emergency services and his skills as a hazardous materials consultant, prepares the first responder to handle everything from re-establishing control and on-scene triage to investigating the crime. Including information on pre-incident and avoidance...

Field Confirmation Testing for Suspicious Substances

Rick Houghton
October 31, 2017

Frequently a substance found at a port of entry, waste site, laboratory triage facility, or even in a hazardous materials emergency will be labeled and purportedly identified. But law enforcement and other first responders cannot take this claim at face value, as the accuracy is not confirmed and...

First Responders Handbook: An Introduction, Second Edition

Michael L. Madigan
September 07, 2017

The objective of this handbook is to make available in a quick reference form, the information to enhance and support the response capabilities of firefighters, emergency medical technicians, hazardous materials response teams, law enforcement officers, bomb squads, medical doctors and nurses,...

Security Manager's Guide to Disasters: Managing Through Emergencies, Violence, and Other Workplace Threats

Anthony D. Manley
July 13, 2017

Terrorist or criminal attack, fire emergency, civil or geographic disruption, or major electrical failure—recent years have witnessed an increase in the number of natural disasters and man-made events that have threatened the livelihoods of businesses and organizations worldwide. Security Manager’s...

Communicating Emergency Preparedness: Practical Strategies for the Public and Private Sectors, Second Edition

Damon P. Coppola, Erin K. Maloney
June 12, 2017

This fully revised edition of Communicating Emergency Preparedness: Practical Strategies for the Public and Private Sectors includes timely case studies, events, and references to articles and opinions about the direction of emergency preparedness communication. The authors draw upon their...

HAZMAT Guide for First Responders

Michael L. Madigan
June 02, 2017

The goal of this book is to help train hazmat response teams and other responders in disaster training, techniques, and planning.The book will also help define and sharpen training plans and assumptions. Focusing on lessons learned from real-world experiences during actual disasters, the book will...

Beyond Command and Control: Leadership, Culture and Risk

Richard Adams, Christine Owen, Cameron Scott, David Phillip Parsons
May 08, 2017

This book will advance the understanding of leadership beyond the inherited myths and modalities of command and control. Leadership is separated from ideas and institutional seniority and explained as the collaborative power of one with others. Enabling the intelligent co-participation of all...

Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders, Third Edition

Robert Burke
March 31, 2017

The third edition of a bestseller, Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders continues to provide the fundamentals of "street chemistry" required by emergency response personnel. Emergency response and hazmat expert Robert Burke takes the basics of chemistry appropriate for response...

Handbook of Emergency Response: A Human Factors and Systems Engineering Approach

Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz
March 29, 2017

Despite preemptive preparations, disasters can and do occur. Whether natural disasters, catastrophic accidents, or terrorist attacks, the risk cannot be completely eliminated. A carefully prepared response is your best defense. Handbook of Emergency Response: A Human Factors and Systems Engineering...

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...

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

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

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. 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...

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