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Academic Emergency Management and Related Courses (AEMRC) for the Higher Education Program

Hazards, Disasters and the U.S. Emergency Management System: An Introduction

Documents below are in MS Word or Adobe PDF format.

Sessions

Session 1: Course Introduction and Overview - 146KB Word

Session 1: Syllabus - Introduction to Emergency Management - 80KB Word

Session 1: Intro to EM Power Point Slides - 85KB PPT

Session 2: What Are Hazards? - 73KB Word

Session 2: What Are Hazards Power Point Slides - 72KB PPT

Session 3: Hazard Categories or Taxonomies - 213KB Word

Session 3: Hazard Taxonomies Power Point Slides - 74KB PPT

Session 4: Hazard as Actuality -- Terms and Typologies - 191KB Word

Session 4: Exercise: Classify the Event - 30KB Word

Session 5: Four Theories of Disaster - 228KB Word

Session 5: Four Theories of Disaster Power Point Slides - 86KB PPT

Session 6: Defining Disaster - 189KB Word

Session 6: Defining Disaster Power Point Slides - 72KB PPT

Session 7: Overview of U.S. Hazards - 113KB Word

Session 8: Disaster as a Growth Business - 146KB Word

Session 9: Historical Overview of U.S. Emergency Management - 209KB Word

Session 9: Historical Overview Overheads - 54KB PPT

Session 10: The Scope of Emergency Management - 108KB Word

Session 11: Models of Emergency Management - 124KB Word

Session 12: Approaches to Emergency Management - 91KB Word

Session 13: Fundamentals of U.S. Emergency Management (Part I) - 87KB Word

Session 14: Fundamentals of U.S. Emergency Management (Part II) - 103KB Word

Session 15: Fundamentals of U.S. Emergency Management (Part III) - 169KB Word

Session 16: FEMA Organization and Role in U.S. Emergency Management - 119KB Word

Session 16: FEMA Organization and Role in U.S. EM Power Point Slides - 52KB PPT

Session 17: State Organization and Role in Emergency Management - 91KB Word

Session 17: State Organization and Role in EM Power Point Slides - 121KB Word

Session 18: Local Role in Emergency Management - 90KB Word

Session 19: Role of Business and Industry in Emergency Management - 49KB Word

Session 20: The Role of the Media in Emergency Management - 65KB Word

Session 21: The Role of “Third Sector” Organizations - 92KB Word

Session 21: The Role of “Third Sector” Organizations Power Point Slides - 64KB Word

Session 22: Current Trends and Issues in U.S. Emergency Management - 55KB Word

Session 22: Current Trends and Issues in U.S. EM Power Point Slides - 761KB PPT

Session 22: Trends - Building Disaster Resilient Communities - 62KB Word

Appendices

Appendix: Notes on Emergency Management Problems and Issues - 388KB Word

Appendix: Select Emergency Management-Related Terms and Definitions - 541KB Word

Appendix: Top Ten List of U.S. Catastrophes Waiting To Happen - 25KB Word

Appendix: Worst Disasters – Lives Lost (U.S.) - 62KB Word

Appendix: Catastrophe versus Disaster - 36KB Word

Appendix: Catastrophes Waiting to Happen - 43KB Word

Course Reader

Disaster Studies Programs in North American Higher Education Historical Considerations- 135KB Word

Epistemological Problems in Emergency Management: Theoretical Dilemmas and Implications- 68KB Word

The Politics of Disasters (Principles for Local Emergency Managers and Elected Officials)- 651KB Word

Student Reader

Chandler, Robert C., Ph.D. “The Marks of a Leader.” Contingency Planning & Management September/October 2001 pp. 20-22. Reprinted with permission from Witter Publishing Corp. Content contained on www.ContingencyPlanning.com

Fuller, Christopher. “The challenges and future opportunities of emergency management education: a student’s perspective.” Australian Journal of Emergency Management. Autumn 2002. pp. 24-26.

City Auditor’s Office. “Follow-Up Audit – City’s Flood Response.” City of Kansas City, Missouri. September 2001

Hickman, Hayes. “Flood woes blamed on Knox.” March 8, 2005. Reprinted by permission of The Knoxville News-Sentinel Company

Pearce, Dr. Laurence. “An Integrated Approach For Community Hazard, Impact, Risk and Vulnerability – Analysis: HIRV” Excerpt – Doctoral Dissertation. Dr. Pearce has graciously consented to this excerpt appearing in the Intro Student Reader.

McQuaid, John and Mark Schleifsten.“The Big One.” New Orleans Times Risk vs Recklessness.doc">. St. Paul Pioneer Press. June 13, 2002. www.edlotterman.com

Krist, John. “Subsidizing Catastrophe” Ventura County Star. November 6, 2003.

Shipley, Sarah. ”A Flood of Development: Unprecedented Growth in the Flood Plain Brings Riches and Risks.” Reprinted with permission of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Copyright 2003.

Quarantelli, E.L. “What Should We Study? Questions and Suggestions for Researchers about the Concept of Disasters.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. March 1987. pp. 7-32.

Erickson. Kai T. ”Collective Trauma: Loss of Community” Excerpt – Everything in Its Path: Destruction of Community in the Buffalo Creek Flood. 1976 pp 186-245.

References

Acknowledgements.

Appendices Section

Billion Dollar U.S. Disasters

 
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