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Urban Emergency Management.

Author: Thomas Henkey
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Elsevier Science, 2017.
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Henkey, Thomas.
Urban Emergency Management.
[Place of publication not identified] : Elsevier Science, 2017
(OCoLC)979562503
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Henkey
ISBN: 0128092203 9780128092200
OCLC Number: 1004972417
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover; Urban Emergency Management; Copyright Page; Contents; About the Author; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Overview of Urban Emergency Management; Introduction; Context; The Big Picture; The Urban Perspective; Hazard, Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability; Natural, Human-Caused, and Hybrid Disasters; Phases of Emergency Management; Prevention; Preparedness; Mitigation; Response; Recovery; Core Concepts of Emergency Management; A Few Basics; Whole Community Planning; Incident Command Systems; Emergency Management as a Profession; Management of All Hazards; Summary; References; Further Reading. 2 Development and History of Emergency ManagementIntroduction; Analysis; An Uneven Beginning; Systems Emerge With the 20th Century; Civil Defense Weighs In; A Fundamental Shift in the United States; A Modern Approach Emerges; This Changes Everything; A UN Model; A European Model; Case Study: Hurricane Katrina; The Facts; Analysis and Investigation; Case Study Conclusions; The State of the Art; Summary; References; Further Reading; 3 Natural Hazards and the Urban Environment; Introduction; Analysis; Risk Factors; Types of Natural Hazards; Earthquakes; Floods; Hurricanes; Pandemics. Storm SurgesTornadoes; Tsunamis; Wildfires; Other Natural Hazards; Drought; Thunderstorms; Volcanic Activity; Winter Storms; The Urban Perspective; Summary; References; Further Reading; 4 Human-Caused Hazards and Hybrid Hazards; Introduction; Analysis; Risk Factors; Types of Human-Caused Hazards; Active Threat; Civil Unrest; Cybersecurity; Hazardous Materials Releases; Infrastructure Failure; Nuclear Incidents; Structure Fires; Terrorism; US Federal Guidance; Emergency-Management Best Practices; Transportation Accidents; The Hybrid Disaster; Cascading Crisis in Fukushima; Lessons Learned. The Urban PerspectiveSummary; References; Further Reading; 5 Assessing Risk in Urban Areas; Introduction; Analysis; Methodologies; The Composite Exposure Indicator Method; The CARVER Method; The Risk Analysis Security Survey; The FEMA Process; Other Methodologies; The Product; Emergency Operations Planning; Plan Components; Case Study: The Chemical, Biological, Radiological Threat; Summary; References; Further Reading; 6 Incident Command Systems and NIMS; Introduction; Analysis; A Little History; National Incident Management System Emerges; NIMS Roles in Operational Practice. Incident CommanderCommand Staff; General Staff; NIMS Positioning in Operational Practice; The Incident Site; Forward Command; Emergency Operations Center; Unified and Area Command; Emergency Managers; An Urban Perspective; Summary; References; Further Reading; 7 Collaboration in Urban Environments; Introduction; Analysis; Some Context; Collaboration in Action; Collaborative Examples; The ICS/NIMS Model; Defining Sectors; The Public Sector; The Private Sector; The Nonprofit Sector; Theory Meets Practice; An Urban Perspective; Tools of the Trade; Emergency Operations Center.

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