Title Comprehensive emergency management for local governments: demystifying emergency planning.
Author Gordon, James A.
Publisher Rothstein Associates Inc. (2002)
Abstract This book is intended to be a "how to" guide for the local government employee designated to be the Emergency Program Coordinator. Based heavily on the Canadian context and the British Columbia experience specifically, it presents principles and processes for urban and regional settings worldwide regardless of the actual local, regional, state/province or national government presence or role. Non-governmental agencies and not-for-profit organizations anywhere in the world will also find the principles and processes presented herein useful when working with different levels of government. The guide provides a step-by-step approach towards attaining comprehensive emergency management, or parts thereof where specific or partial planning is all that is needed. Comprehensive Emergency Management has two aspects which are incorporated into this book: preparedness planning and actual emergency management. Topics included are mitigation efforts to avoid potential hazards or to accept and fully understand those which cannot be avoided; the development of a Preparedness Plan that includes a hierarchy of different plans; and, response and recovery issues. It also uses examples that address mutual aid agreements, staff and facility preparedness, public education, training and exercises.
Subject: Emergency management
Crisis planning
Interagency collaboration
Risk assessment
Risk management
Emergency management
Emergency response
Disaster exercise
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10590/7752
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