Emergency Management Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs


Emergency Management : Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs

Emergency Management : Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs

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An all-hazards, multidisciplinary approach to emergency management Most emergency management texts focus on the short-term response to specific threats. This book suggests that it is time for a different approach, one that is supported by social science and by new national standards for emergency management programs. This approach is based on the concept that emergency management is a distributed process, one that must be collectively performed by the community. Emergency management must be integrated with other community goals and as such, must be perceived as adding value to the community by helping the community manage overall risk. This community-wide approach also holds implications for the emergency manager. Instead of a technical expert on emergency operations, the emerge


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