Anticipating Human Behavior in Disaster: Myths, Exaggerations, and Realities

What You’ll Learn in This Chapter:

-  The impact of Hollywood and media portrayals about disaster behavior

-  Research about human responses to disasters

-  Reasons why researchers must study human behavior

-  What people actually do in the aftermath of a disaster

-  The importance of understanding behavior correctly

Communicating with People with Disability: National Guidelines for Emergency

These guidelines have been designed to support emergency managers to better understand the varied communication needs of people with disability. They are intended to inform and complement the wide range of policies and procedures developed at all levels of government, business and the not-for-profit sector in support of incident management and the delivery of emergency warnings.

America’s Climate Choices

Convened by the National Research Council in response to a request from Congress (P.L. 110-161), America’s Climate Choices is a suite of coordinated activities
designed to study the serious and sweeping issues associated with global climate change, including the science and technology challenges involved, and provide
advice on the most effective steps and most promising strategies that can be taken to respond. The study builds on an extensive foundation of previous and ongoing work,

Learning from Disaster Recovery Guidance for Decision Makers

This book claims to be a groundbreaking project, the first ‘evidence-based’ examination of international experience to determine the nature of successful disaster
recovery. This study is certainly not the first book on disaster recovery, but it is the first to be published by a consortium of UN Agencies, based on a systematic analysis
of disaster recovery experiences. The publication of the book coincides with ongoing recovery operations following three epic-scale disaster events: the Indian Ocean

Municipal Emergency Management

Municipal governments play a central role in Canadian emergency management. Although the federal and provincial governments actively engage in emergency planning, most specific, operational measures to address emergencies and their impacts must be implemented locally. Moreover, local officials are the first responders to emergencies, and are supported by higher-level governments when community response capacity is exceeded (Scanlon, 1995).

Family in Disaster

This undated chapter discusses likely behaviour by family units in disaster.

Canadian Disaster Management Textbook Chapter 7b

Facing the Actual Disaster Landscape. A trend towards more Disasters out of the Box?
Hans De Smet 1, Bert Schreurs 2 and Jan Leysen 3


Canadian Disaster Management Textbook: Chapter 4

Municipal Emergency Management
by Daniel Henstra

Canadian Disaster Management Textbook: Chapter 5a

The Evolving Roles of Emergency Managers
by Margaret Verbeek


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