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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...

HAZMAT Guide for First Responders

Michael L. Madigan
May 24, 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...

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

Damon P. Coppola, Erin K. Maloney
April 25, 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...

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...

Advances in Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Practice

Ali Farazmand
February 15, 2017

As the world becomes more populated and globally connected, issues in security, systems viability, and the future must be addressed and managed. This book navigates the increasingly complicated advances in theory and practice in the twin fields of crisis and emergency management. It focuses on...

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...

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...

Soft Targets and Crisis Management: What Emergency Planners and Security Professionals Need to Know

Michael J. Fagel, Jennifer Hesterman
September 15, 2016

Uniting the best of Michael Fagel and Jennifer Hesterman's books in the fields of homeland security and emergency management, the editors of this volume present the prevailing issues affecting the homeland security community today. Many natural and man-made threats can impact our communities—but...

Grasping the Moment: Sensemaking in Response to Routine Incidents and Major Emergencies

Christopher Baber, Richard McMaster
August 17, 2016

The ways in which organizations make use of information available to them to make decisions and manage activity is an essential topic of investigation for human factors. When the information is uncertain, incomplete or subject to change, then decision making and activity management can become...

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