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United States Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Evaluating the reliability of emergency response systems for large-scale incident operations by Brian A Jackson( file )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,397 libraries worldwide
The ability to measure emergency preparedness - to predict the likely performance of emergency response systems in future events - is critical for policy analysis in homeland security. Yet it remains difficult to know how prepared a response system is to deal with large-scale incidents, whether it be a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or industrial or transportation accident. This research draws on the fields of systems analysis and engineering to apply the concept of system reliability to the evaluation of emergency response systems. The authors describe a method for modeling an emergency response system; identifying how individual parts of the system might fail; and assessing the likelihood of each failure and the severity of its effects on the overall response effort. The authors walk the reader through two applications of this method: a simplified example in which responders must deliver medical treatment to a certain number of people in a specified time window, and a more complex scenario involving the release of chlorine gas. The authors also describe an exploratory analysis in which they parsed a set of after-action reports describing real-world incidents, to demonstrate how this method can be used to quantitatively analyze data on past response performance. The authors conclude with a discussion of how this method of measuring emergency response system reliability could inform policy discussion of emergency preparedness, how system reliability might be improved, and the costs of doing so. --From publisher description
Mapping the zone improving flood map accuracy ( file )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,157 libraries worldwide
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps portray the height and extent to which flooding is expected to occur, and they form the basis for setting flood insurance premiums and regulating development in the floodplain. As such, they are an important tool for individuals, businesses, communities, and government agencies to understand and deal with flood hazard and flood risk
Are you ready? : a guide to citizen preparedness ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 977 libraries worldwide
Provides emergency information in case of natural hazards: floods, hurricanes, thunderstorms (lightning, tornadoes), winter storms and extreme cold, extreme heat ((heat wave), emergency water shortage), eathquakes, volcanoes (volcanic eruptions), landslides and debris flow (mudslide), tsunamis, and fire (wildland fires); and technological and man-made hazards: hazardous materials incidents (household chemical emergencies), nuclear power plants, national security emergencies (terrorism, chemical and biological weapons)
Quantification of building seismic performance factors ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
This report describes a recommended methodology for reliably quantifying building system performance and response parameters for use in seismic design. The recommended methodology (referred to herein as the Methodology) provides a rational basis for establishing global seismic performance factors (SPFs), including the response modification coefficient (R factor), the system overstrength factor, and deflection amplification factor (Cd), of new seismic-force-resisting systems proposed for inclusion in model building codes. The purpose of this Methodology is to provide a rational basis for determining building seismic performance factors that, when properly implemented in the seismic design process, will result in equivalent safety against collapse in an earthquake, comparable to the inherent safety against collapse intended by current seismic codes, for buildings with different seismic-force-resisting systems
Evaluation of earthquake damaged concrete and masonry wall buildings : basic procedures manual ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
Repairing your flooded home by American Red Cross( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 587 libraries worldwide
Understanding your risks : identifying hazards and estimating losses ( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
Elevated residential structures ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
Prepared by The American Institute of Architects Foundation
Homeowner's guide to retrofitting : six ways to protect your house from flooding by United States( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Floodproofing non-residential structures by Booker Associates( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Prepared by Booker Associates, Inc
Design guidelines for flood damage reduction ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
Prepared by AIA Research Corporation
Repairing your flooded home ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
From page iii: This book gives step-by-step advice you can use to clean up, rebuild, and get help after a flood. Before you start, read the flood safety precautions on the inside front cover of this document and review the nine steps that are summarized in the Table of Contents. Your home and its contents may look beyond hope, but many of your belongings can be restored. If you do things right, your flooded home can be cleaned up, dried out, rebuilt, and reoccupied sooner than you think. While you are doing the job ahead, you should remember these three important points: 1: Play it safe. The dangers are not over when the water goes down. Read the flood safety precautions on the inside front cover of this document. Your home's foundation may have been weakened, the electrical system may have shorted out, and floodwaters may have left behind things that could make you sick. Many flooded items, such as wallboard and mattresses, will hold mud and contamination forever. When in doubt, throw it out. Don't risk injury or infection. 2: Ask for help. Many people can do a lot of the cleanup and repairs discussed in this book. But if you have technical questions or do not feel comfortable doing something, get professional help. If there is a federal disaster declaration, a telephone "hotline" will often be publicized to provide information about public, private, and voluntary agency programs to help you recover from the flood. Government disaster programs are there to help you, the taxpayer. You're paying for them; check them out. 3: Floodproof. It is very likely that your home will be flooded again someday. Floodproofing means using materials and practices that will prevent or minimize flood damage in the future. Many floodproofing techniques are inexpensive or can be easily incorporated into your rebuilding program. You can save a lot of money by floodproofing as you repair and rebuild (see Step 8). You should also prepare for the next flood by buying flood insurance and preparing a flood response plan
Personal preparedness in America : findings from the Citizen Corps national survey ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
Engineering principles and practices for retrofitting flood-prone residential structures ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Synopsis: The third edition of this document is intended to further aid homeowners in selecting and successfully executing a flood retrofit on their home. Engineering design and economic guidance on what constitutes feasible and cost-effective retrofitting measures for flood-prone residential and non-residential structures are presented. Elevation, relocation, dry floodproofing, wet floodproofing, and the use of levees and floodwalls to mitigate flood hazards are discussed. This edition was updated to be more user-friendly and concise, the overall length of the publication has been shortened
Personal preparedness in America : findings from the Citizen Corps survey of four urban areas ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
Manufactured home installation in flood hazard areas ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Prepared by FEMA. Includes National Flood Insurance Program
Hazard mitigation field book : roadways ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Are you ready? : an in-depth guide to citizen preparedness ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
This guide "provides a step-by-step outline on how to prepare a disaster kit, emergency planning for people with disabilities, how to locate and evacuate to a shelter, and contingency planning for family pets. Man-made threats from hazardous materials and terrorism are also treated in detail." From the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) : know your risk ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Rapid visual screening of buildings for potential seismic hazards a handbook by Applied Technology Council( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and French and held by 440 libraries worldwide
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controlled identity United States. Defense Civil Preparedness Agency

controlled identity United States. Department of Homeland Security

controlled identity United States. Federal Disaster Assistance Administration

controlled identity United States. Federal Preparedness Agency

Amerika Gasshukoku Renpo Kiki Kanricho
Federal emergency management agency
Federal emergency management agency Etats-Unis
Federal Emergency Management Agency (Spojené státy americké)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (U.S.)
Spojené státy americké. Dept. of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency
United States. Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias
United States. Department of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency
アメリカ ガッシュウコク レンポウ キキ カンリチョウ
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