In order for a community to be truly prepared to respond to any type of emergency, it must develop effective emergency planning. Emergency Planning guides readers through the steps of developing these plans, offering a number of strategies that will help ensure success. It delves into the patterns of human disaster behavior, social psychology, and communication as well as the basics of generic protective actions, planning concepts, implementation, and action.
From the Back Cover You can get there Where do you want to go? You might already be working in the emergency management field, and may be looking to expand your skills. You might be setting out on a new career path. Or, you might want to learn more about exciting opportunities in emergency management. Wherever you want to go, Emergency Planning will help you get there. Easy-to-read, practical, and up-to-date, this text not only helps you learn fundamental emergency planning concepts; it also helps you master the core competencies and skills you need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. The book's brief, modular format and variety of built-in learning resources enable you to learn at your own pace and focus your studies. With this book, you will be able to: Understand how emergency planning fits within the field of emergency management. Examine the components of an emergency plan, principles that guide the planning process, and resources that can be used in the planning process. Learn about the impacts of disasters on people's mental and physical health. Assemble an emergency planning team, motivate the team members, and train the team. Learn how people can protect themselves from the impact of different types of disasters. Estimate hazard exposure. Write a professional emergency plan. Implement continuity plans for both the government and businesses. Explore the relationship between emergency planning and mitigation planning. Detect disasters and warn the population of the disaster. Learn the best ways to communicate hazard adjustments to the public. Understand the role of the Emergency Operations Center and the Incident Management System. Balance local needs with federal laws and requirements. Explore opportunities and trends in the profession of emergency planning Wiley Pathways helps you achieve your goals When it comes to learning about emergency management, not everyone is on the same path. But everyone wants to succeed. The new Wiley Pathways series in Emergency Management helps you achieve your goals with its brief, inviting format, clear language, and focus on core competencies and skills. The books in this series-- Introduction to Emergency Management, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness , Emergency Planning, Technology in Emergency Management, and Disaster Response and Recovery --offer a coordinated curriculum for learning emergency management. Learn more at www.wiley.com/go/pathways.