Disaster Operations and Decision Making

Author: Roger C. Huder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118178521
Format: PDF
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The only book to combine emergency management principLEs withproven military concepts Good disaster plans do not guarantee a good response. Anydisaster plan rarely survives the first rain bands of a hurricaneor the first tremors of an earthquake. While developing plans isessential, there must be systems in place to adapt these plans tothe ever-changing operational environment of a disaster. Currentlythere is no set of standard disaster response principles to guide acommunity. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) and theIncident Command System (ICS) provide the framework to implementoperational decisions, but they were never designed as operationalconcepts. The military has developed just such concepts and many ofthem can be adapted for civilian use. Disaster Operations and Decision Making adapts those militaryconcepts and combines them with disaster lessons learned to createa new opera-tional paradigm. Emphasizing team building, EmergencyOperations Center operational systems, and situational awareness,the book details easily adopted methods. All of these methods aredesigned to be incorporated into the NIMS and ICS framework toenhance a community's response to any type of disaster. Disaster Operations and Decision Making is an essential resourcefor emergency managers, fire chiefs, law enforcement officers,homeland security professionals, public health officials, andanyone else involved or interested in crisis management.

Command and Control of Disaster Operations

Author: Walter G. Green, III
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 158112659X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Originally written as a study guide to assist individuals preparing for the Certified Crisis Operations Manager examination, this volume provides a reference manual for emergency managers on the organizational structures, facilities, and procedures used to manage disaster response operations. The focus is on management of operations during the period immediately prior to disaster onset, the event impact, and the immediate post impact period. Topics covered include the Incident Command System, Command Posts, Emergency Operations Center facilities and organization, emergency plans and guidance documents, information management, interface procedures, communications, strategy and tactics, decision processes, risks and safety, media relations, documentation, stress management, and standards and ethics.

Decision making in Humanitarian Operations

Author: Sebastián Villa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319915096
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book brings together research in humanitarian operations, behavioral operations and dynamic simulation. Part I outlines the main characteristics and strategic challenges of humanitarian organizations in preparedness, knowledge management, climate change and issues related to refugees and social inclusion. Part II gives an introduction to behavioral operations and experiments in single- and multi-agent settings, followed by discussions on quantal theory, framing effect and possible applications in the humanitarian sector. Part III introduces system dynamics and agent-based modeling and discusses how these techniques can be used to study dynamics and decision-making in humanitarian operations. This book is unique in providing a holistic view of the decision-making process and challenges in the humanitarian sector.

Intelligent Systems and Decision Making for Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Author: Chongfu Huang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138000191
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this present internet age, risk analysis and crisis response based on information will make up a digital world full of possibilities and improvements to people’s daily life and capabilities. These services will be supported by more intelligent systems and more effective decisionmaking. This book contains all the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, August 27-29, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey. The theme was intelligent systems and decision making for risk analysis and crisis response. The risk issues in the papers cluster around the following topics: natural disasters, finance risks, food and feed safety, catastrophic accidents, critical infrastructure, global climate change, project management, supply chains, public health, threats to social safety, energy and environment. This volume will be of interest to all professionals and academics in the field of risk analysis, crisis response, intelligent systems and decision-making, as well as related fields of enquiry.

Dynamic Perspectives on Managerial Decision Making

Author: Herbert Dawid
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319391208
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume collects research papers addressing topical issues in economics and management with a particular focus on dynamic models which allow to analyze and foster the decision making of firms in dynamic complex environments. The scope of the contributions ranges from daily operational challenges firms face to strategic choices in dynamic industry environments and the analysis of optimal growth paths. The volume also highlights recent methodological developments in the areas of dynamic optimization, dynamic games and meta-heuristics, which help to improve our understanding of (optimal) decision making in a fast evolving economy.

Living with Hazards Dealing with Disasters

Author: William L. Waugh
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765631633
Format: PDF
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This is the first concise introduction to emergency management, the emerging profession that deals with disasters from floods and earthquakes to terrorist attacks. Coverage includes: --The history of emergency management and its evolution from volunteer effort to trained intervention; --Organization of emergency management systems -- local, state, regional, national, international; governmental, for-profit, and nonprofit; --Managing natural disasters -- floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, avalanches, etc.; --Managing manmade disasters -- civil defense, terrorism, hazardous materials accidents, fires, structural failures, nuclear accidents, transportation disasters; --Policy issues in the management of risk, emergencies, and disasters; --Disaster management in the Twenty-first Century-- technological and political challenges. Twenty case studies illustrate the handling of actual disasters including the Northridge Earthquake and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Discussion questions and guides to on-line information sources facilitate use of the book in the classroom and professional training programs.