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National Emergency Responses
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Editors: Paul B. Merganthal
Book Description:
This book is an overview of the National Response Framework (NRF) and how the nation conducts an all-hazards response. It is built upon scalable, flexible, and adaptable coordinating structures to align key roles and responsibilities across the nation. It describes specific authorities and best practices for managing incidents that range from the serious but purely local, to large-scale terrorist attacks or catastrophic natural disasters. This book explains the common discipline and structures that have been exercised and matured at the local, tribal, state and national levels over time. It describes key lessons learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, focusing particularly on how the Federal Government is organized to support communities and states in catastrophic incidents. Most importantly, it builds upon the National Incident Management System (NIMS), which provides a consistent template for managing incidents. The term "response" as used in this book includes immediate actions to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs. Response also includes the execution of emergency plans and actions to support short-term recovery. This book is written especially for government executives, private-sector and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leaders, and emergency management practitioners.

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Table of Contents:
Preface i-vii

1. National Response Framework (January 2008)
(U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security pp.1-78

2. National Response Network: FEMA Needs Policies and Procedures to Better Integrate Non-Federal Stakeholders in the Revision Process
(GAO) pp.79-106

3. Emergency Management: Observations on DHS's Preparedness for Catastrophic Disasters
(GAO) pp. 107-120

4. Emergency Management: GAO Responses to Post-Hearing Questions for the Record
(GAO) pp. 121-132

Index pp.133-141

   Series:
      Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 148 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-355-9
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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