•Includes updated chapters keeping the material fresh and accessible while incorporating recent changes in policy and new research
•Highlights lessons learned from such incidents and catastrophes as: Hurricane Katrina, Earthquake in Haiti, Parking lot collapse in Miami, West Texas industrial explosion, Train wreck in Spain, Aurora movie shooting, Times Square bombing, etc.
•Examines typical challenges to be expected during response efforts along with tools and techniques to enhance the ability to protect lives, reduce property damage and minimize disruption
•Includes an instructor package which contains: Sample Syllabus, Teaching Suggestions, Test bank, and PowerPoints
Keywords: emergency management, EMS;training;first responder; leadership;crisis management; emergency operations center;disaster assistance; Hurricane Katrina;industrial explosion; Train wreck in Spain;Aurora movie shooting, Times Square bombing, Chemical and Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational Health & Safety, Chemical and Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational Health & Safety