Introduction to Emergency Management, Second Edition is a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation. The book details the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (U.S), the Federal Response Plan (FRP), and the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationship between FEMA and state and local emergency management systems. It also covers the changes in emergency management since the events of September 11, 2001, the latest information on the Office of Homeland Security, and includes several detailed appendices. This Second Edition is completely updated and continues this title’s success as a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation.
- Includes continual connection of theory to real-world examples of disasters including the Tsunami disaster and instances of terrorism
- Contains dozens of diagrams and statistics illustrating disaster management history and facts
- Provides links to Emergency Management Web sites and information sources, including homeland security sources
"This update is timely, especially given the occurrence of three of the most intense hurricanes in recorded history" --Security Management, Sept. 2006