• Includes updated chapters keeping the material freshand accessible while incorporating recent changes in policy and newresearch
• Highlights lessons learned from such incidents andcatastrophes as: Hurricane Katrina, Earthquake in Haiti, Parkinglot collapse in Miami, West Texas industrial explosion, Train wreckin Spain, Aurora movie shooting, Times Square bombing, etc.
• Examines typical challenges to be expected duringresponse efforts along with tools and techniques to enhance theability to protect lives, reduce property damage and minimizedisruption
• Includes an instructor package which contains: Sample Syllabus, Teaching Suggestions, Test bank, and PowerPoints
Keywords: Emergency Management, hazards, emergency management, disaster myths, emergent behavior, response operations, incident command, emergency operations centers, improvisation, disaster assistance, recovery activities