The first comprehensive resource on disaster response created for emergency management programs, this volume examines theoretical aspects while also addressing practical concerns related to creating an operational response plan as part of a multiphase disaster program. Command and control and interagency coordination are covered, as are the mechanisms of federal response, including the role of FEMA and the military. It also provides a complete chronology of events that need to occur in a response and explains why the flexible emergent approach is the preferred methodology. Each chapter contains review questions and references. Qualifying instructors can access a wealth of ancillary materials.
RESPONSE, PREPAREDNESS AND PLANNING. History and Importance of Disaster Management and Response. Emergency Response, Disasters, Hazards and Response in Context. Policy, Politics and Procedures. Developing a Operational Response Plan: Brief guides for Households, Organizations and Communities. Warning and Protective Action. IMPLEMENTATION OF RESPONSE. Management Approaches to Disasters: Command and Control, Incident Command, and Flexible, Emergent Models. Individual and Household Response. Organizational and Community Response to Disaster. Volunteers and Volunteer Organizations in Response. Private Sector Response. Local, State and Federal Operations and Communications. Disaster Psychology and Behavior. Vulnerable and Special Needs Populations during Response. THE FINAL STEPS OF RESPONSE. In the Aftermath of Response: Response versus Immediate Recovery Efforts and Transition to Recovery. Tying Response to Planning, Mitigation and Recovery. The Future of Disasters and Response.