Focuses on the evolution of emergency management and the role of the federal government over the last 110 years. Students investigate Hurricane Katrina to identify the breakdown of response efforts that resulted in the reconstruction of federal policies and procedures. Finally, students study major disasters since Hurricane Katrina to assess present and future government response capabilities to a major disaster.
- Analyze disasters and the evolution of emergency management from 1900 to present time.
- Investigate a major disaster called a focusing event that resulted in Federal Emergency Management policy revisions.
- Examine the collaboration between local, state, and federal governments, and non-governmental organizations in response to a focusing event.
- Investigate major disasters since the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 to assess emergency management capabilities.
- Investigate major disasters called focusing events that contributed to changes in Federal government policy and procedures for emergency management.
Emergency management: The American experience 1900-2010 (Rev: 2nd ed.)
Publisher: CRC Press (2012)
Author: Rubin, C. B. (Ed.).
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