Provides an overview of the various types of disasters that mayoccur, the myriad of actors that are involved in emergencymanagement, and the diverse theoretical frameworks from whichpost-disaster activities may be approached.
* Includes updated chapters keeping the material freshand accessible while incorporating recent changes in policy and newresearch
* Highlights lessons learned from such incidents andcatastrophes as: Hurricane Katrina, Earthquake in Haiti, Parkinglot collapse in Miami, West Texas industrial explosion, Train wreckin Spain, Aurora movie shooting, Times Square bombing, etc.
* Examines typical challenges to be expected duringresponse efforts along with tools and techniques to enhance theability to protect lives, reduce property damage and minimizedisruption
* Includes an instructor package which contains: Sample Syllabus, Teaching Suggestions, Test bank, and PowerPoints