Principles of Emergency Planning and Management
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- 01 Jan 2002
- Terra Publishing
- 352 pages - 234 x 156 x 27mm
David Alexander provides a concise yet comprehensive and systematic primer on how to prepare for a disaster. The book introduces the methods, procedures, protocols and strategies of emergency planning, with an emphasis on situations within industrialized countries. It is designed to be a reference source and manual from which emergency mangers can extract ideas, suggestions and pro-forma methodologies to help them design and implement emergency plans.
Preface. Acknowledgements. 1 Aims, purpose and scope of emergency planning; 2 Methodology: making and using maps; 3 Methodology: analytical techniques; 4 The emergency plan and its activation; 5 The plan in practice: emergency management; 6 Specialized planning; 7 Reconstructive planning; 8 Emergency-management training; 9 Concluding thoughts. Glossary. Bibliography. Index
David Alexander teaches emergency planning and management and has research interests in this field, as well as earthquake disaster analysis. His books include "Natural Disasters", "Confronting Catastrophe" and "Principles of Emergency Planning and Management". He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Co-Editor of Disasters journal, and is a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.