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  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 08 August 2015
  • ISBN : 9780128004357
  • Page : 458 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management introduces readers to mitigation, one of the four foundational phases of emergency management, and to the hazard mitigation planning process. Authors Islam and Ryan review the hazard mitigation framework in both private sector and governmental agencies, covering the regulatory and legal frameworks for mitigation, as well as risk assessment processes and strategies, and tools and techniques that can prevent, or lessen, the impact of disasters. The book specifically addresses hazards posed by human activity, including cyber threats and nuclear accidents, as well as hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes. Readers will learn about the framework for the mitigation process, hazard identification, risk assessment, and the tools and techniques available for mitigation. Coverage includes both GIS and HAZUS, with tutorials on these technologies, as well as case studies of best practices in the United States and around the world. The text is ideal for students, instructors, and practitioners interested in reducing, or eliminating, the effects of disasters. Takes an all-hazards approach, covering terror attacks and accidents, as well as natural disasters Reviews the hazard mitigation framework in both private sector and governmental agencies, covering the regulatory and legal frameworks for mitigation Provides a step-by-step process for creating a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Addresses the needs of local, state, and federal emergency management agencies and of the private sector, including IT mitigation

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Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management

Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management
  • Author : Tanveer Islam,Jeffrey Ryan
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2015-08-08
  • ISBN : 9780128004357
GET THIS BOOKHazard Mitigation in Emergency Management

Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management introduces readers to mitigation, one of the four foundational phases of emergency management, and to the hazard mitigation planning process. Authors Islam and Ryan review the hazard mitigation framework in both private sector and governmental agencies, covering the regulatory and legal frameworks for mitigation, as well as risk assessment processes and strategies, and tools and techniques that can prevent, or lessen, the impact of disasters. The book specifically addresses hazards posed by human activity, including

Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness

Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness
  • Author : Dylan Sandler,Anna K. Schwab,David J. Brower
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-05
  • ISBN : 9781466595583
GET THIS BOOKHazard Mitigation and Preparedness

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. It emphasizes choices made by society that either increase or diminish our level of vulnerability to the impacts of hazards, and the role of the emergency manager in how these choices are made and acted upon. The book defines key concepts including mitigation, preparedness, resilience, vulnerability, and explains the role

Natural Hazard Mitigation

Natural Hazard Mitigation
  • Author : Alessandra Jerolleman,John J. Kiefer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-26
  • ISBN : 9781439834930
GET THIS BOOKNatural Hazard Mitigation

One of the four core phases of emergency management, hazard mitigation is essential for reducing disaster effects on human populations and making communities more resilient to the impacts of hazards. Presenting an up-to-date look at the changing nature of disasters, Natural Hazard Mitigation offers practical guidance on the implementation and selection of hazard mitigation programs and projects. Based on real-world applications, the book includes case studies that present a thorough explanation of the various issues involved. The contributors describe the

Principles of Emergency Management

Principles of Emergency Management
  • Author : Michael J. Fagel
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-12
  • ISBN : 9781439871201
GET THIS BOOKPrinciples of Emergency Management

Principles of Emergency Management: Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation offers preparedness and mitigation recommendations for advanced emergency planning. Because disasters are so unpredictable, advance planning is needed to effectively respond to and mitigate against the potential effects of such events. Whether a disaster is natural or man-made, accidental or deliberate, the best way to protect the public is by implementing an integrated emergency management system incorporating all potential stakeholders through all phases of the event. As such, the book suggests

Introduction to Emergency Management

Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Author : Jane A. Bullock,George D. Haddow,Damon P. Coppola
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2013-09-23
  • ISBN : 9780124104051
GET THIS BOOKIntroduction to Emergency Management

Introduction to Emergency Management, Fifth Edition, offers a fully up-to-date analysis of US emergency management principles. In addition to expanding coverage of risk management in a time of climate change and terrorism, Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola discuss the impact of new emergency management technologies, social media, and an increasing focus on recovery. They examine the effects of the 2012 election results and discuss FEMA’s controversial National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Introduction to Emergency Management, Fifth Edition, gives instructors and students

Facing Hazards and Disasters

Facing Hazards and Disasters
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences: Future Challenges and Opportunities
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2006-09-10
  • ISBN : 9780309101783
GET THIS BOOKFacing Hazards and Disasters

Social science research conducted since the late 1970's has contributed greatly to society's ability to mitigate and adapt to natural, technological, and willful disasters. However, as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, and other recent events, hazards and disaster research and its application could be improved greatly. In particular, more studies should be pursued that compare how the characteristics of different types of events-including predictability, forewarning, magnitude, and duration of

Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning

Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning
  • Author : Kay C. Goss
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 1998-05
  • ISBN : 9780788148293
GET THIS BOOKGuide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning

Meant to aid State & local emergency managers in their efforts to develop & maintain a viable all-hazard emergency operations plan. This guide clarifies the preparedness, response, & short-term recovery planning elements that warrant inclusion in emergency operations plans. It offers the best judgment & recommendations on how to deal with the entire planning process -- from forming a planning team to writing the plan. Specific topics of discussion include: preliminary considerations, the planning process, emergency operations plan format, basic plan content, functional annex

Natural Hazard Mitigation

Natural Hazard Mitigation
  • Author : David Godschalk,Charles C. Bohl,Timothy Beatley,Philip Berke,David Brower,Edward J. Kaiser
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • ISBN : 9781559636025
GET THIS BOOKNatural Hazard Mitigation

This text offers an informative examination of natural hazard mitigation for planners, policymakers, stu dents, and professionals that work in this field. The topics include guidelines for hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. '

Introduction to International Disaster Management

Introduction to International Disaster Management
  • Author : Damon P. Coppola
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-12-31
  • ISBN : 0123821754
GET THIS BOOKIntroduction to International Disaster Management

Disaster management is a vibrant and growing field, driven by government spending in the wake of terrorist attacks and environmental debacles, as well as private-sector hiring of risk managers and emergency planners. An ever-increasing number of practicing professionals needs a reference that can provide a solid foundation in ALL major phases of supervision – mitigation, preparedness, response, communications, and recovery. As climate change leads to further costly catastrophes and as countries around the world continue to struggle with terrorism, the demand

A Safer Future

A Safer Future
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,U.S. National Committee for the Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1991-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780309045469
GET THIS BOOKA Safer Future

Initial priorities for U.S. participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, declared by the United Nations, are contained in this volume. It focuses on seven issues: hazard and risk assessment; awareness and education; mitigation; preparedness for emergency response; recovery and reconstruction; prediction and warning; learning from disasters; and U.S. participation internationally. The committee presents its philosophy of calls for broad public and private participation to reduce the toll of disasters.

Hazard Mitigation Training for Vulnerable Communities

Hazard Mitigation Training for Vulnerable Communities
  • Author : Joy Semien,Earthea Nance
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022
  • ISBN : 100317700X
GET THIS BOOKHazard Mitigation Training for Vulnerable Communities

"This book is designed to educate vulnerable communities, emergency practitioners, and disaster researchers to build up the social and physical capacity of communities to mitigate and adapt to disaster impacts. With climate change escalating the intensity and range of disasters, we have entered an unprecedented time. The tools in the book allow researchers, practitioners, and community leaders to adopt new training techniques that are more engaging and effective using a bottom-up framework to integrate knowledge, attitude, preparedness, and skills (K.

Principles of Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilities

Principles of Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilities
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Pan American Health Org
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : 9789275123041
GET THIS BOOKPrinciples of Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilities

This book focuses on problems encountered in areas of high risk for seismic events. It introduces the essential aspects of carrying out vulnerability assessments and applying practical measures to mitigate damage in hospitals addressing structural and nonstructural aspects as well as administrative and internal organization. In a period of only 15 years between 1981 and 1996 93 hospitals and 538 health care centers in Latin America and the Caribbean were damaged as a consequence of natural disasters. The direct cost of these disasters has been

Successful Response Starts with a Map

Successful Response Starts with a Map
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Mapping Science Committee,Committee on Planning for Catastrophe: A Blueprint for Improving Geospatial Data, Tools, and Infrastructure
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2007-01-19
  • ISBN : 9780309103404
GET THIS BOOKSuccessful Response Starts with a Map

In the past few years the United States has experienced a series of disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which have severely taxed and in many cases overwhelmed responding agencies. In all aspects of emergency management, geospatial data and tools have the potential to help save lives, limit damage, and reduce the costs of dealing with emergencies. Great strides have been made in the past four decades in the development of geospatial data and tools that describe locations of objects

Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness

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  • Author : Anna K Schwab,Dylan Sandler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09
  • ISBN : 0367635771
GET THIS BOOKHazard Mitigation and Preparedness

An essential text for today's emerging professionals and higher education community, the third edition of Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness provides accessible and actionable strategies to create safer, more resilient communities. Known and valued for its balanced approach, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, presenting the major principles involved in preparing for and mitigating the impacts of hazards in emergency management. Real-world examples of different tools and techniques allows for the application of knowledge and skills.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Desk Reference (FEMA 345)

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Desk Reference (FEMA 345)
  • Author : Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • ISBN : 1482339889
GET THIS BOOKHazard Mitigation Grant Program Desk Reference (FEMA 345)

FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is a powerful resource in the combined effort by Federal, State, and local government, as well as private industry and homeowners, to end the cycle of repetitive disaster damage. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act was passed on November 23, 1988, amending Public Law 93-288, the Disaster Relief Act of 1974. The Stafford Act included Section 404, which established the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. In 1993, the Hazard Mitigation and Relocation Act amended Section 404 to increase