Transportation Disaster Response Handbook

Transportation Disaster Response Handbook

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"Transportation Disaster Response Handbook" presents information and strategies for dealing with all types of disasters and looks at the unique aspects of transportation-related incidents. It outlines how to prepare for emergencies, what to expect during a disaster, how individuals within the emergency agencies should respond, and how these agencies can quickly mobilize to minimize damage and provide assistance to victims. This practical handbook shows you how to: design a disaster preparedness plan; assess and clarify incidents as soon as they occur; anticipate and handle issues for each type of disaster; assist victims and provide aid to emergency personnel; coordinate with emergency units and aid groups; search for and recover physical evidence; deal with the media; plan business recovery; and much more! The authors use examples of real disasters to illustrate key points and show how to effectively implement strategies before, during, and after a disaster.
The Handbook will be an essential resource for police, fire fighters, medical professionals, government and military groups, transportation officials, emergency response planners, aid groups, forensic investigators, and security and business managers. It helps you: design a disaster preparedness plan; assess and clarify incidents as soon as they occur; anticipate and handle issues for each type of disaster; assist victims and provide aid to emergency personnel; coordinate with emergency units and aid groups; search for and recover physical evidence; deal with the media; plan business recovery; and much more!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 190 x 253 x 22.1mm | 1,020.59g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, indexes
  • 0124454860
  • 9780124454866

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Sect. I Transportation and Transportation Disasters Ch. 1 Background for New Disasters Sect. II General Aspects of Disaster Response Ch. 2 History of Disaster Planning Ch. 3 The Role of Government in Disaster Planning Ch. 4 Victimology Ch. 5 Disaster Cycles Ch. 6 Predicting Disaster and Emergency Planning Ch. 7 Private Sector Ch. 8 When Disaster Strikes Ch. 9 Using the Military Ch. 10 Training Ch. 11 Warning and Evacuation Ch. 12 Search and Rescue Ch. 13 Damage to Buildings Ch. 14 Information Centers Ch. 15 Terrorism and Criminality Sect. III Technical Aspects of a Response Ch. 16 Communications and Information Ch. 17 Medical Response Ch. 18 Police Operations Ch. 19 Fire Ch. 20 Forensic Science Ch. 21 Volunteerism Ch. 22 Psychological Trauma and Mental Health Ch. 23 Media and Information Sect. IV Management Issues Ch. 24 Business Recovery Sect. V Response to Specific Transportation Disasters Ch. 25 Aviation Ch. 26 Disaster at Sea Ch. 27 Land Transportation Sect. VI Conclusion Ch. 28 Conclusion Addendum: The Events of 11 September 2001 Bibliography Author Index Subject Index
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Review quote

"...a good introduction to the subject for disaster planners, emergency managers and individuals involved in disaster response..." JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE ...it will no doubt serve as a useful tool in preparedness training. The writing is straightforward and clear. - E-Streams
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About Hayim Granot

Jay Levinson received his Ph.D. and undergraduate degrees from New York University. From 1972 until 1981 he worked for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a document examiner. He is a member of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, and was certified as a diplomate by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners. In 1981 Dr Levinson joined the Israel National Police, first as a document examiner, then as a training officer. He now heads up special projects in the crime laboratory division. Dr Levinson has published more than 80 articles and papers dealing with document examination and forensic science. He has also given instruction in document examination in more than 20 countries and as an invited lecturer at several universities. Both authors have extensive experience with bus bomb incidents from the wave of terrorist attacks that plagued Israel in the 1990s, and have been involved in responding to airplane crashes and other transportation disasters.
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