Disaster Operations And Decision Making
Disaster Operations and Decision Making
Disaster Operations and Decision Making only book to focus on practical operational concepts for the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Good disaster plans do not guarantee a good response. Disaster plans rarely survive the first rain bands of a hurricane or the first tremors of an earthquake. While developing plans is essential, there must be systems in place to adapt these plans to the ever-changing operational environment of a disaster. Currently there is no set of standard disaster response principles to guide a community. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) provide the organizational framework to implement operational decisions, but they were never designed as operational guides.
Disaster Operations and Decision Making adapts relevant military concepts and combines them with disaster lessons learned to create a new disaster operational paradigm. Emphasizing crisis decision making, EOC operational systems, team building, and situational awareness the book is a practical guide for all types of emergency managers. All of the methods in the book are designed to be incorporated into the NIMS and ICS framework to enhance a community's response to any type of disaster.
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