Emergency Management: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary by Jeff Bumgarner

By Jeff Bumgarner

The huge normal and humanmade failures of the 20 th century, which killed 25 million humans in Asia on my own, have underscored the necessity for pro and coordinated catastrophe reaction world wide. This publication examines the occupation and perform of emergency administration within the usa, on the United countries, and round the globe.Emergency administration explores the heritage and improvement of the self-discipline from the 1st federal catastrophe reduction proclamation in 1803 to the current day. It additionally analyzes present debates over whilst and the way emergency assets are top applied, and the legislation and public rules that govern emergencies. a necessary resource for secondary and school scholars, and for all electorate who are looking to comprehend emergency preparedness.

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The third prong of recovery, according to Kates and Pijawka, is the “reconstruction-replace” period. This period of time, which can run from months to years, is concerned with the rebuilding or replacement of destroyed structures and other capital possessions. During this period, the focus of recovery efforts is to return the community’s economy to its predisaster state. Finally, the “development” prong of recovery is the period of time, long after the disaster, when the community sees fit to place the calamity in its proper historical perspective.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 2006. gov/dhspublic. com ABC-CLIO 1-800-368-6868 2 Problems, Controversies, and Solutions A ny activity of government is prone to be shrouded in problems and controversies. The functions and practices of government—particularly in democratic countries—are unendingly up for debate. Why? Because government actions and inactions have the potential to affect many people (in both positive and negative ways). As we have seen, emergency management is generally concerned with events—natural and manmade—that themselves affect many people.

Those who physically survive these various events often go through similar healing processes. And public officials must be prepared to be both proactive and reactive in the face of potential and actual victimization episodes across Mendelsohn’s typology. Victimization triggers responses by the victim and by societal agents. The responses (before and after) are in proportion to the event—but the dynamics are constant (much like a 1-pound ball and a 10-pound ball fall to the earth at the same rate, both being subject to the law of gravity).

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