Introduction to Emergency Management (5th ed.)

by George D. Haddow, Jane A. Bullock, Damon P. Coppola

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 the best textbook content, instructor-support materials, and online resources to prepare future EM professionals for this demanding career.

  • Introduction to FEMA's Whole Community disaster preparedness initiative
  • Material on recent disaster events, including the Boston Marathon Bombing (2013), Hurricane Sandy (2012), the Joplin Tornado (2011), the Haiti Earthquake (2011), and the Great East Japan Earthquake (2010)
  • New and updated material on the Department of Homeland Security and the ongoing efforts of the emergency management community to manage terrorism hazards
  • Top-of-the-line ancillaries that can be uploaded to Blackboard and other course management systems.
  • Elsevier Science; September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780124104051
  • Edition: 5
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Author: George D. Haddow; Jane A. Bullock; Damon P. Coppola
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann

In The Press

"The fifth edition of this book offers a fully up-to-date analysis of U.S. emergency management principles. In addition to expanding coverage of risk management in a time of climate change and terrorism, the authors discuss the impact of new emergency management technologies, social media, and an increasing focus on recovery."--SecurityPark online, December 16, 2013