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Emergency Planning and Response: Case Studies and Lessons Learned by Terry Hardy

Emergency Planning and Response: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

by Terry Hardy

328 pages
This book describes lessons learned in emergency planning and management

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Category: Science
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About the Book
Natural, technological, and man-made emergencies occur every day, and all of us are impacted either directly or indirectly by them. While it may be impossible to prevent all emergencies, preparedness can reduce the chances that these events will be devastating. Emergency management is an ongoing process to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from an incident. Emergency planning refers to those activities performed before an incident, while emergency response refers to those activities implemented after the event has occurred or when it is imminent.

Emergency Planning and Response: Case Studies and Lessons Learned discusses critical elements of the discipline of emergency management, and the book provides hundreds of lessons learned in this field. More importantly, the book employs case studies to identify common failings in emergency planning and response efforts. These case studies contain a variety of hazard scenarios to illustrate why organizations must begin to think differently about their emergency preparedness efforts. The real-world lessons provided in this book can be used to develop a risk-based approach to emergency management. These lessons can be used to improve new and existing emergency management programs and will help organizations in their efforts to create resilient systems.



About the Author
Terry Hardy has provided engineering, safety, and emergency management support to multiple commercial and government organizations, and has served in leadership roles in safety, reliability, and assurance at NASA and the FAA. He is the author of numerous publications, and has led many safety improvement and engineering projects.



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