The First 72 Hours: A Community Approach to Disaster Preparedness

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Margaret R. O'Leary
iUniverse, 2004 - 582 pÓgines
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The First 72 Hours is the seminal anthology of the perspectives of public and private sector leaders who came together after September 11, 2001 to design more disaster-resilient communities. Under the umbrella of the Suburban Emergency Management Project, these leaders learned from national experts and one another that all disasters are intensely local at first and that most communities are "on their own" immediately following disaster impact--often for as long as 72 hours. This new awareness mandated updating strategies to improve disaster preparedness, particularly in light of the threat of terrorism.

A wide gamut of perspectives are laid out in the book, including those of doctors and hospitals, city managers, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, American Red Cross volunteers, hospital accreditors, the media, business managers, utility companies, emergency managers, public health officials, academics, and elected public officials. In their own words, these individuals convey the importance of learning how to map the myriad organizations involved in local disaster preparedness and response; analyzing, refining and rehearsing local disaster roles; and getting to know individual personalities when in specific roles.

The First 72 Hours is an essential resource for professionals and private citizens alike who want to know what kinds of questions must be asked and answered to better prepare their communities to survive future disaster.

"There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all."--Hamlet V, II, William Shakespeare

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Bully Pulpit for Action
30
The Evolution of Hospital Emergency
44
The Role of a Hospital Chief
59
Should a Specialty Hospital Prepare
72
Bioterrorism from the Hospital InfectionControl
98
The Role
130
Laboratory at the Ready
144
The Role of Hospital
157
The Role ofAcademia in Disasters
317
Panic
337
An Economic Rationale for the Public Funding
378
Disasters Preparedness
391
How the American Red Cross Provides Local
405
The Role of Television
418
The Role of the Radio
448
The Role of IT in Corporate Disaster Recovery
457

The Role of
169
A Shared Disaster Rehearsal between Public
183
The Police Chiefs Role and the Intelligence
197
Fire Service Response to the Threat
212
Municipal Emergency
239
School Security and Strategic National Stockpile
259
Betty Collins is the coordinator of the Emergency Services and Disaster Agency
269
Safety and Security at a Price
468
The History of the EWCCA and the Integrated
477
Wheeling and the Role of Utilities
498
Epilogue
508
Appendix B Chronological List of Biots
520
Biot Samples
526
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Sobre l'autor (2004)

Margaret O?Leary, the founder of the Suburban Emergency Management Project, holds a medical degree from George Washington School of Medicine and is board-certified in emergency medicine. She is the author of a dozen books as well as journal articles. She lives in St. Charles, Illinois.

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