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Disaster Management / HADR
NATIONAL RESPONSE PLAN  

The Nation’s domestic incident management landscape changed dramatically following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Today’s threat environment includes not only the traditional spectrum of manmade and natural hazards—wildland and urban fires, floods, oil spills, hazardous materials releases, transportation accidents, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, pandemics and disruptions to the Nation’s energy and information technology infrastructure—but also the deadly and devastating ...Read more >

426 Pages
6.29 MB
TRACING THE EVOLUTION OF THE CIVIL MILITARY OPERATIONS IN THE 90S : WHAT IS THE BEST MODEL.  

This monograph seeks to develop a model for the employment of a civil military operations center based on available doctrine and the experience of the military in recent operatons. The frequency of the US military being employed in military operations other than war the explosion fo nongovernmental organizations,private voluntary organizations and international organization,and the doctrinal principle of unity of effort make the CMMOC a central element in the way in which we conduct ...Read more >

87 Pages
4.11 MB
MAJOR MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES AND PROGRAM RISKS  

For more than 20 years, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been the nation’s lead federal agency for preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters, natural and manmade. The agency provides disaster management assistance and funding for disaster response and recovery activities to communities and individuals in situations where catastrophic events are beyond the capabilities of the state and local governments affected. During this past year, the ...Read more >

39 Pages
4.48 MB
ARE YOU READY  

The guide has been designed to help the citizens of this nation learn how to protect themselves and their families against all types of hazards. It can be used as a reference source or as a step-by-step manual. The focus of the content is on how to develop, practice and maintain emergency plans that refl ect what must be done before, during and after a disaster to protect people and their property. Also included is information on how to assemble a disaster supplies kit that contains the food, ...Read more >

204 Pages
22.07 MB
NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PLAN FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO CATASTROPHIC TERRORISM  

Each National Terrorism Response Objective (NTRO) chapter below presents technology roadmaps made up of new initiatives to close gaps in responder capabilities. The building blocks for the roadmaps are Response Technology Objectives (RTOs), located at the end of each chapter. The RTOs recommend programs for the federal government to adopt (in addition to current efforts) and most are linked to the prioritized needs of emergency responders. The RTOs include descriptions of the objective and ...Read more >

304 Pages
3.87 MB
PROTECTING EMERGENCY RESPONDERS  

Emergency responders repeatedly stressed the importance of having timely and reliable health and safety information. What kills rescue responders is the unknown, commented an emergency medical services (EMS) panel member.Several shortcomings were noted by conference participants. Specialoperations and law-enforcement responders reported problems caused by different information sources telling them different things. Such information conflicts were often attributed to differences in risk ...Read more >

102 Pages
1.12 MB
VOLUME TWO : HOMELAND SECURITY A GOVERNORS GUIDE TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT  

As is expected during natural disasters, a new governor must be ready to respond to an act of terrorism as soon as he or she assumes office. This begins with establishing a homeland security team as soon as possible and ensuring that the team can effectively implement the emergency plans of the state should an incident occur.To complete a homeland security infrastructure, new governors will need to oversee the development of new domestic security ...Read more >

133 Pages
1.57 MB
IF DISASTER STRIKES TODAY : A GOVERNORS PRIMER ON ALL-HAZARDS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. ARE YOU READY TO LEAD  

This primer on all-hazards emergency management is intended to highlight for new governors and their staff, the importance of maintaining a viable emergency management program. It will also provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the state emergency management agency and the resources and capabilities that exist to maintain a coordinated, statewide, emergency preparedness, response and recovery ...Read more >

24 Pages
1.86 MB
EARTHQUAKE-INDUCED DISASTERS : LIMITING THE DAMAGE  

On 17 August, 1999, people in northwestern Turkey experienced the sudden, ground shaking movement of a major earthquake, which resulted in thousands of deaths and widespread damage. The earthquake,measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale, also led to the collapse of thousands of buildings and caused extensive damage to much of the industrial infrastructure. Three short months later, the country was rocked by another major earthquake, measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, causing hundreds of deaths and ...Read more >

8 Pages
525.52 KB
UNITED NATIONS DISASTER MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAMME  

A reduction in the number of incidents and the impact of crisis and disaster occurrences in program countries. A reduction of the risks and vulnerability to such events; effective national and regional strategies in crisis and disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery and efficient co-ordination and collaboration in all phases of crisis and disaster management, between and among national and nternational partners. Beyond the contribution of the DMTP, it is expected ...Read more >

73 Pages
772.11 KB
IFSTA VALIDATION CONFERENCE PROEEDINGS  

Ms. Arasim currently serves as the Division Chief of Communications and Technology for Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue in Oregon. Her responsibilities include managing Information Technology Services, Communications, Supply, the district Overhead Team (incident management teams) Program, Emergency Management, Data Analysis and GIS services. She has over 26 years of experience in the fire service, including 12 years with federal wildland agencies. She was a member of the Fire Service Incident ...Read more >

128 Pages
11.52 MB
DISASTER RESPONSE STAFF OFFICERS HANDBOOK*  

Federal forces supported state and local authorities during Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and in many other natural disasters in the past decade.Navy divers assisted local, state and federal authorities during the Minnesota bridge collapse of 2007.In 2008, U.S.Army North,U.S.Northern Commands joint force land component command,deployed a two-star task force to command and control federal military forces in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of ...Read more >

216 Pages
7.07 MB
INFORMATION SHARING AMONG MILITARY HEADQUARTERS*  

New information technologies introduced into military operations provide the impetus to explore alternative operating procedures and command structures. New concepts such as network-centric operations and distributed and decentralised command and control have been suggested as technologically enabled replacements for platformcentric operations and centralised command and control. As attractive as these innovations may seem, it is important that military planners responsibly test these ...Read more >

160 Pages
2.09 MB
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