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  • Building Seismic Safety Council. (United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency;, 1987)
    This document is the cover volume of a series of BSSC-prepared publications that examine the effects of earthquakes on lifelines and the potential for mitigating ensuing damages. It is divided into two parts. Part I proposes ...
  • United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency (United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2000-05)
    This report chronicles the successful efforts to elevate substantially damaged homes in Dade County, Florida, following Hurricane Andrew. It presents an overview and case studies of three common techniques; explains FEMA's ...
  • Committee on Understanding and Monitoring Abrupt Climate Change and Its Impacts; Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate; Division on Earth and Life Studies, and National Research Council (National Academies Press, 2013)
    This report gives an updated look at the issue of abrupt climate change and its potential impacts. This study differs from previous treatments of abrupt changes by focusing on abrupt climate changes and also abrupt climate ...
  • Iemura, Hirokazu (Institute of Social Science Safety, 1999)
    The Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake (Kobe) of January 17, 1995 caused severe damage to buildings, highway bridges, railways, lifeline systems, port facilities, and so on. This event is the first instance in which engineering ...
  • United States. Department of Homeland Security. (United States. Department of Homeland Security, 2014-08)
    The goal of this project was to create and demonstrate end-to-end text radio emergency alerting using Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) messages from FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) aggregator for ...
  • Kipling, Joe.; Newton, Rita.; Ormerod, Marcus. (2012)
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine access for disabled people to emergency rest centres (ERCs) provision in the UK. ERCs are premises used for the temporary accommodation of evacuees during an emergency ...
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  • Kolba, Christopher J.; Zia, Asim; Mills, Russell M. (2011)
    What is the most effective framework for analyzing complex accountability challenges within governing networks? Recognizing the multiscale and intersector (public, private, and nonprofit) characteristics of these networks, ...
  • Haywood, Stephanie; Majerus, Patrick (2013-11-01)
    The aim of the HERCA working group on emergencies (WGE) is to develop proposals to align decisions of European national crisis management organizations in a consistent manner during a nuclear emergency. The focus is to ...
  • Considine, Jim. (Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado Boulder., 1986)
  • Burby, Raymond J.; Galloway, Gerald E.; Goddard, James E.; Gosselink, James G.; Owen, H. James; Platt, Rutherford; Riebsame, William E.; Sheaffer, John R.; White, Gilbert F.; Wetmore, French; Williams, Stanley M. (Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado Boulder., 1992-03)
    In 1987 the Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force undertook a comprehensive study of the status of floodplain management in the U.S. To complement publication of the major report, the task force invited a ...
  • Joerin, Jonas; Shaw, Rajib; Takeuchi, Yukiko; Krishnamurthy, Ramasamy (2012)
    Building resilience to disasters is indispensable in cities, like Chennai, India, which are challenged by emerging urban disaster risks caused by impacts of urbanization and higher probability of future disasters due to ...
  • United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency (United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1985)
    One of the tasks identified in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Five-Year Plan for Fiscal Years 1985-1989 is the resolution of problems related to hazardous buildings in active seismic zones. A ...
  • United States. Government Accountability Office (United States. Government Accountability Office, 2008-11-21)
    Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma devastated the Gulf Coast region of the United States. Hurricane Almost 3 years prior to the hurricanes, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 created the Department of Homeland Security ...
  • Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners, 2014-03-18)
    This report reviews the emergency response actions and measures taken following the fatal shooting of a TSA agent at the Los Angeles International Airport. It notes 19 observations and recommendations for improving safety ...
  • Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Partnership. (Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council;, 2015-04)
    Active shooter events in a healthcare setting present unique challenges: a potentially large vulnerable patient population, hazardous materials (including infectious disease), locked units, special challenges (such as ...
  • New York City Police Department (New York City Police Department., 2012)
    This updated edition, released in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, includes an updated analysis and compendium of active shooter incidents (through December 21, 2012), incorporating 43 incidents (including ...
  • University of Texas at Austin. Police Department (University of Texas at Austin Police Department., 2010-09-09)
    On the morning of September 28, 2010, a sophomore mathematics student, entered the campus of the University of Texas at Austin and began firing an AK-47 at students. He fired a total of 11 shots at three different locations. ...
  • City of Bellevue (2014)
  • Schmuck, Hanna (2000-03)
    In countries of the so-called Third World, disaster prevention, preparedness, and relief do not have the expected outcome. Even if people are informed and warned about the arrival of a flood, cyclone, or earthquake, they ...

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