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Introduction to Emergency Management


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: History and Current Status of Emergency Management

Chapter 2: Working in Emergency Management

Chapter 3: Key Concepts, Definitions, and Perspectives

Chapter 4: Research Methods and the Practice of Emergency Management

Chapter 5: Preparedness

Chapter 6: Planning

Chapter 7: Response

Chapter 8: Recovery

Chapter 9: Mitigation

Chapter 10: Public and Private Sectors

Chapter 11: International and Humanitarian Disaster Relief

Chapter 12: The Next Generation of Emergency Managers

About the Author

Brenda Phillips, PhD's work has included assisting with the development of emergency management degree programs in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Costa Rica. Her published research can be found in a variety of journals including the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Disaster Prevention, Disasters, Humanity and Society, the Journal of Emergency Management, Natural Hazards Review, and Environmental Hazards. She has been funded multiple times by the National Science Foundation to study disasters and vulnerable populations and serves as a subject matter expert for several federal agencies. Dr. Phillips has been invited to teach, consult or lecture in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, India, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, and the People's Republic of China. Dave Neal, PhD has studied a wide range of tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes throughout the United States, and also in Sweden and India. His research has been supported by numerous organizations, including FEMA, NASA, the National Science Foundation, the American National Red Cross, and others. He has published articles on disasters and on developing degree programs in disaster management and has served as a consultant for universities starting degree programs in disaster management. Gary Webb, PhD has conducted extensive research on preparedness and response in the United States and abroad. His research has been supported by various agencies and it has appeared in a variety of professional journals, including the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, International Journal of Emergency Management, Environmental Hazards, Natural Hazards Review, Rural Sociology, and Sociological Focus. He has been invited to teach or present his research to international audiences in Denmark, France, South Korea, The Netherlands, and Turkey.

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