Principles of Emergency Management: Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation offers preparedness and mitigation recommendations for advanced emergency planning. Because disasters are so unpredictable, advance planning is needed to effectively respond to and mitigate against the potential effects of such events.Whether a disaster is natural or man-made, accidental or deliberate, the best way to protect the public is by implementing an integrated emergency management system incorporating all potential stakeholders through all phases of the event. As such, the book suggests best practices for drills, exercises, and pre-event team building and communication. More than a dozen contributors offer their professional expertise on a wide variety of topics, including:Emergency operations center managementContinuity planning of vital services in the aftermath of a disasterThe role of the public health officialDeveloping public-private partnershipsSpecific types of disasters, including terrorism, agroterrorism, pandemics, and active shooter incidentsMass care, sheltering, and human servicesThe special needs of children in disastersTraditional and social media and their impact on emergency managementThe book is a valuable planning resource for those tasked with managing operations to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to disasters.

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