Principles of Emergency Management: Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation offers preparedness and mitigation recommendations for advanced emergency planning. Because disasters are so unpredictable, advance planning is needed to effectively respond to and mitigate against the potential effects of such events.Whether a disaster is natural or man-made

Introduction: Why Plan for Disasters? EOC Management and Operations. Continuity of Operations Planning. Strategizing Emergency Management Programs. The Hazards among Us. The Role of the Public Health Official. Developing Public Private Partnerships in the Twenty-First Century. Assessing Vulnerabilities. The Common-Sense Guide for the CEO. Planning and Exercise. Planning for Terrorism. EOC Center Management during Terrorist Incidents. The Active Shooter Incident. Terrorist Tradecraft I: The Attack Cycle. Terrorist Tradecraft II: Case Studies Past, Present, and Future. Agroterrorism. Pandemic Preparedness. Special Events. Mass Care, Sheltering, and Human Services. Children and Disasters. Emergency Management and the Media. Impact of Social Media on Emergency Management. Afterword. Index.