December 7, 1941--the date of Japan's surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor--is "a date which will live" in American history and memory, but the stories that will live and the meanings attributed to them are hardly settled. In movies, books, and magazines, at memorial sites and public ceremonies, and on television and the internet, Pearl Harbor lives in a thousand guises and symbolizes dozens of different historical lessons. In "A Date Which Will Live, "historian Emily S. Rosenberg examines the contested meanings of Pearl Harbor in American culture. Rosenberg considers the emergence of Pearl Harbor's symbolic role within multiple contexts: as a day of infamy that highlighted the need for future U.S. military preparedness, as an attack that opened a "back door" to U.S. involvement in World War II, as an event of national commemoration, and as a central metaphor in American-Japanese relations. She explores the cultural background that contributed to Pearl Harbor's resurgence in American memory after the fiftieth anniversary of the attack in 1991. In doing so, she discusses the recent "memory boom" in American culture; the movement to exonerate the military commanders at Pearl Harbor, Admiral Husband Kimmel and General Walter Short; the political mobilization of various groups during the culture and history "wars" of the 1990s, and the spectacle surrounding the movie "Pearl Harbor." Rosenberg concludes with a look at the uses of Pearl Harbor as a historical frame for understanding the events of September 11, 2001.
Emergency Preparedness Box Set (6 in 1): Strategies and Long-Term Tactics to Prepare Yourself in Dire Situations (SHTF Off the Grid)
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With the unpredictability of the world we live in, having an ample amount of freeze-dried food storage is always a good idea. Whether it's a natural disaster that temporarily leaves you with limited resources, a pre-planned family camping trip, a backup plan in case of income loss, or just purely a matter of convenience, Valley Food Storage is there to help. We've based our business on the principle that you don't have to compromise good quality and taste when getting freeze-dried food storage. Our foods are made with high-quality ingredients, deliciously bold flavors, and the science and technology to ensure long-lasting viability. What makes us different from other food storage brands is the way we package our meals. We don't use MSG, and we ensure that harmful ingredients like hydrogenated oils and syrups, trans fats, and GMOs. Not only is this healthier for you and your family; it increases the shelf life of our products, keeping them fresh, delicious, and safe to eat for up to 25 years. When it comes to camping and backpacking food, Valley Food Storage has you covered. We offer easy-to-transport, nutritious meals and snacks that will keep you energized for your journey ahead. Valley Food Storage uses only the highest quality ingredients to ensure you get the best-tasting snacks with the highest nutrition. Our lightweight and high-quality bags protect your food from the elements without compromising the ease of transport with unnecessary weight. Another great feature is their resalable tops that keep food protected even if you do not use the whole bag. These bags, hand nitrogen flushed, are far superior to our competition. Other competitor's bags feel like thin tin foil that could rip at any time. With Valley Food, you can feel confident that the packaging was designed to make sure your food will be there when you need it!
The dramatic and moving account of the struggle for life inside the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, when every minute counted At 8: 46 am on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers-reading e-mails, making trades, eating croissants at Windows on the World. Over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages, one witnessed only by the people who lived it-until now. Of the millions of words written about this wrenching day, most were told from the outside looking in. "New York Times" reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and far more revealing-approach. Reported from the perspectives of those inside the towers, "102 Minutes" captures the little-known stories of ordinary people who took extraordinary steps to save themselves and others. Beyond this stirring panorama stands investigative reporting of the first rank. An astounding number of people actually survived the plane impacts but were unable to escape, and the authors raise hard questions about building safety and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness. Dwyer and Flynn rely on hundreds of interviews with rescuers, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts. They cross a bridge of voices to go inside the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one person at a time, to tell the affecting, authoritative saga of the men and women-the nearly 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished-as they made 102 minutes count as never before.
As large-scale emergencies continue to pose a threat to U.S. populations at the local, state, and national levels, the public and private sectors are demanding improved public health preparedness, response, and cooperation for such events. Emergency Public Health provides readers with important information and analysis of key public health crises threatening our local, state, and national jurisdictions. As the first text of its kind in the emerging field of emergency public health, it provides a framework for public health professionals, policy makers, first responders, and emergency healthcare providers to plan and implement effective measures to protect the public health of civilian populations during times of emergencies. Written by experts with both emergency healthcare and public health backgrounds, the case-based chapters provide valuable information on the preparedness, response, and mitigation of emergency public health topics. In addition, Emergency Public Health contains timely information of key areas such as public health law and the interactions among government jurisdictions. Each chapter also includes online resources for the reader to pursue additional web-based resources. Important features: - Chapters written by emergency physicians with public health degrees - Case-based chapters - Web resources provided - Covers large-scale issues such as public health law, government jurisdictions, NGOa (TM)s, - Chapter devoted to specific needs of children - Chapter on mental health issues in times of public health emergencies - Specific chapters on public health tools such as surveillance and rapid needs assessment - Each chapter follows a consistent structure to maintain clarity and continuity throughout the text: A. Introduction B. Historical perspectives C. Preparedness D. Response E. Case study F. On-line resources Competitive features: - Covers natural emergencies - Covers key topics in terrorism - Covers primary topics for disaster medicine Questions for instructors - What are the key topics in your course? - How do you like to prepare your students for public health emergencies? - What management principles are addressed in your course? - Do you teach special issues such as children and mental health issues during emergencies?
Approved for use only in California, this gasoline generator will be an versatile addition to your emergency preparedness kit. It has a 1.2 gallon tank that will operate for up to six hours, and is designed to support Supentown appliances without a compressor. 2 cycle gas / oil mix (30/1). 120 volt 60 Hz 7 Amp AC output. Recoil handle (manual) start. 2.0 HP two stoke 63cc EPA certified. 12 Volt 8.3 Amp DC output. 900 running watts 1000 peak watts. Circuit protecting device, circuit breaker. 1.2 gallon fuel tank. Up to 6 hours running time per full tank. Lowest fuel consumption rate: 0.14 gallon per hour. Uses capacitor discharge ignition system. EPA approved. Dry weight: 45 lbs.. 15 in. W x 13 in. D x 14 in. H Warning: . This unit is CARB approved (California Air Resources Board). Hence, approved for use only in California.. Supports Sunpentown appliances without a compressor. Never operate a generator inside home or garage, even if windows and doors are open. Exhaust from a generator contains carbon monoxide - an odorless poison. Using a generator indoors CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES.
Chronicles of Katrina: Lessons Learned from the Hurricane Katrina Disaster for Your Home Preparedness Planning with Foreword Writt
"This book is not only very interesting but it is a valuable primer on why preparedness is so important. I recommend it as an excellent read. Admiral Charles R. Larson, U.S. Navy (Ret.), former Commander-in-Chief U.S. Pacific Command." (Operational commander for the recovery efforts after the typhoon in Bangladesh and the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines.) The importance of home preparedness cannot be understated. Steve Craig's 'Chronicles of Katrina' is a very interesting travel history of the Gulf Coast area after Katrina during his five visits to the area for the Coast Guard. His expertise is obvious and enlightening." Professor Christopher Reynolds, Phd. Instructor, Emergency Management. American Military University. "Steve's combination of on-the-ground observations and practical tips for preparedness make for valuable lessons. Good job Steve in showing us simple yet effective ways to prepare for the unthinkable." Tom Simpson Former Emergency Management Director Multnomah County, Oregon
Anticipating and planning your organization's response to an emergency situation isn't just a good idea: it's a federal requirement. Since 1989, OSHA has issued numerous standards that explicitly require employers to have emergency action plans for their workplaces and dozens more regulating specific materials and processes that affect the health and safety of employees. This book makes the task of identifying and understanding OSHA's emergency response requirements virtually effortless by compiling and summarizing the most relevant requirements 53 general and 95 industry-specific found in Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 29 Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1926, and 1928. Originally published in 2004, this book continues to provide timely and relevant guidance for general industry, shipyards, marine terminals, longshoremen, construction, and agriculture regarding federal requirements for emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, and emergency planning and response. Each standard listed includes a general description of the standard's scope; procedural, program and/or equipment requirements; and resources for finding additional information.
An essential source of legal information and analysis for nurse executives, managers, and administrators, and BSN-MSN teachers and students, Health Care Law and Nursing Practice is a comprehensive guide to current and emerging law issues, questions, trends, and research. It aims to empower readers to understand and deal with pressing legal issues in nursing care. Written by nursing attorneys with knowledge and expertise in various aspects of the law, this reader-friendly text discusses business law, corporate compliance, disaster preparedness, and dispute resolution as they relate to health care law and nursing practices. Key features: A section of questions from senior nurse executives, managers, and educators with corresponding answers from the editors and contributing authors A helpful glossary, useful statutory references and citations, and key legal research Chapter sidebars and callouts of "Key Points" on each topic for ease of use Case studies and analysis of significant cases
Between World War I and World War II, America's corporate liberals experienced a profound ideological change. In the 1920s, corporate liberals embraced company-specific solutions to economic problems. They believed that if every company, in every industry, employed advanced managerial techniques -- such as granting workers non-wage benefits to increase their job satisfaction -- employment, production, and profits could be stabilized and prosperity sustained indefinitely. The Great Depression, of course, made a mockery of this idyllic vision. Corporate liberals admitted that private efforts failed to maintain the nation's economic health, ultimately endorsing large-scale government intervention to bail out the stricken economy. By 1935, the corporate liberal conversion from privatism to business-government partnership was well under way. Corporate liberals served President Franklin Roosevelt throughout the Depression and preparedness periods. Marion Folsom of Eastman Kodak Corporation, Edward Stettinius, Jr. of United States Steel, and others joined New Deal agencies struggling to re-employ workers and bring about social security. Later, at Roosevelt's request, they entered emergency preparedness bodies to ready the United States for the possibility of war. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the reconfigured American economy (which the corporate liberals had done so much to create) proved capable of mass producing weapons and other equipment. The bottom line, staunchly revisionist in nature, is that the corporate liberals ran an effective mobilization campaign, overcoming isolationist resistance to rearmament, Roosevelt's reluctance to grant them genuine authority, and other constraints. Richard E. Holl is professor of history at the Lees College Campus of Hazard Community and Technical College. His latest article, on Axis prisoners of war in Kentucky, won the Collins Award of the Kentucky Historical Society.
Process' Self-Reliance Series guidebooks provide tools for self-sufficiency and personal protection at a time when extreme weather, terrorist attacks, and economic uncertainty have become the new realities of twenty-first-century life. Volume 1 in the series is "PREPAREDNESS NOW " by Aton Edwards, Executive Director of the NYC-based non-profit organization, International Preparedness Network (IPN). IPN has worked with the Red Cross, Center for Disease Control, New York City Police Department, and other organizations to train thousands domestically and overseas to prevent and respond to emergencies and disasters. "PREPAREDNESS NOW " provides information and techniques that can help mitigate the destructive effects of disasters, whatever the cause. With illustrations, photographs and step-by-step instructions, this manual delivers practical advice on: The 72-hour emergency kit Water quality control and storage Emergency shelter, power, lighting, and heating Emergency transportation, communications, and evacuation Chemical, biowarfare, and nuclear preparedness Defense against infectious diseases Personal defense and crime prevention Aton Edwards is the resident disaster preparedness expert on the popular NYC radio program "The Open Line"(WRKS-FM). Edwards has also been featured on many other major domestic and international television and radio programs.
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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
The sudden appearance and rapid spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2002 served to alert the world to the fact that emerging infections are a global problem. Living in affluent societies with well developed health care systems does not necessarily protect people from the dangers posed by life-threatening infections. The SARS epidemic tested global preparedness for dealing with a new infectious agent and raised important questions: how did we do, and what did we learn? This book uses the SARS outbreak as a case study to enumerate the generic issues that must be considered when planning the control of emerging infections. Emerging infections are more than just a current biological fashion: the bitter ongoing experience of AIDS and the looming threat of pandemic influenza teach us that the control of infectious disease is a problem we have not yet solved. Scientists from a broad range of disciplines - biologists, physicians, and policy-makers - all need to prepare. But prepare for what? SARS: A Case Study in Emerging Infections provides an up-to-date and accessible overview of the tasks that must be addressed by a community that wishes to confront emerging infections. Each chapter is written by a world expert and offers an authoritative and timely overview of its subject. While focusing on SARS, the book addresses a whole range of pertinent considerations and issues, from the use of new mathematical models to account for the spread of infection across global airline networks, to a discussion of the ethics of quarantining individuals in order to protect communities. The book will be of interest to students, academics, and policy makers working in the fields of disease ecology, medicine, and public health.
This book is a detailed examination of whether domestic security measures are striking an appropriate balance between homeland security and civil liberties in the post-9/11 era. Professor Paul Wilkinson and the other contributors assess the nature of UK responses to terrorism by key public and private-sector bodies, highlighting how these organizations can prevent, pre-empt, counter and manage terrorist attacks by using a matrix of factors such as types of terrorist networks, tactics and targets. The volume also compares and contrasts the UK's response with cognate states elsewhere in the EU and with the USA. While improved intelligence has helped prevent a major Al Qaeda attack, the authors conclude that there is still a 'major question mark' over whether the country is adequately resourced to deal with an emergency situation, particularly in major cities other than London. The book also confirms that while the UK faces a 'real and serious' threat of terrorist attack by Al Qaeda, it is better prepared for an attack than other EU member states. Homeland Security in the UK will be essential reading for all students of terrorism studies, security studies and politics, as well as by professional practitioners and well-informed general readers.
Recent viruses that struck computers worldwide not only made global headlines, but also cost businesses and personal users billions of dollars and man hours to recover data and fix networks. The Business Week headline asks the key question: "Epidemic: Crippling computer viruses threaten the info economy...Can they be stopped?" A CNN report indicates that "63,000 viruses have rolled through the Internet, causing an estimated $65 billion in damage." Furthermore, a recent survey by ICSA Labs of firms with more than 500 PCs found they took an average of 23 person days to recover (data / functionality /loss of revenue due to denial of service) from each virus disaster. In the current climate of terrorism, the facility manager is in a more critical position than ever before. Protecting the organization's infrastructure from cyber-based attacks that are designed to disrupt and/or destroy business operations is becoming increasingly important for facility managers. Renowned author and instructor, Joseph F. Gustin, in this new timely book, addresses cyber terrorism and other forms of terrorist activity, including mailroom security, bomb threats, and the constant attack from viruses, hackers and other invasive programs. Also covered in detail are the necessary steps for prevention, how to assess vulnerability, emergency preparedness, prevention strategies, and incident response and recovery.
Understanding, Assessing, and Responding to Terrorism: Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Personnel
Preparedness is the best weapon against terrorism "Understanding, Assessing, and Responding to Terrorism: Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Personnel" gives a detailed explanation of how to implement preventive and/or protective measures to ensure the safety of personnel and facilities. It includes: Easily customized templates for the vulnerability analysis, security procedures, emergency response procedures, and training programs Vulnerability assessment methodologies and formulas for prioritizing targets Coverage of critical infrastructure sectors, hard targets, and soft targets, such as hotels, places of worship, and commercial districts Countermeasures for terrorist attacks using weapons of mass destruction with coverage of chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive materials A seven-step Security Vulnerability Analysis (SVA) process to identify and categorize critical infrastructure, key resources, and key assets Information on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) that enables all public, private, and non-governmental organizations to work together effectively to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents Numerous case studies and examples A practical, how-to book with step-by-step processes to help reduce risks from terrorist attacks, this is a must-have reference for private and public sector risk managers, safety engineers, security professionals, facility managers, emergency responders, and others charged with protecting facilities and personnel.
Review Quotes: Looking to the future with a practical eyein this easy-to-read, conversational formatMcCampbell shares a wealth of information about growing and storing your own food. Long after reading, this book should remain a resource for building a green world.Janet M. Moreland, author of the "The Howell Women series The book offers everyone a practical way to assess their security and address areas where they could improve it. We need only look to the disaster of Katrina to know we need to re-learn how to take care of ourselves.Corina Roberts, author of The Wisdom Walkers Publisher Marketing: Sharing natures wisdom is a lifelong passion for Harvest McCampbell. In Sacred Smoke, the Ancient Art of Smudging for Modern Times use of native plants, for healing and prayer, are illuminated in a holistic and sustainable manner. These themes of healing, prayer, holism, and sustainability carry through to her new book, Food Security & Sustainability for the Times Ahead. The teachings of McCampbells grandmother, who was born in the late 1800s, is the well spring from which these books are drawn. Grams motivation for passing on her knowledge about herbs, wild foods, and gardening become clear in this new offering. She had a vision of a green world in our future, where the skills of our ancestors are needed and valued. In the current economic and environmental climate, this vision sustains our deepest hopes. McCampbell draws on the Native American traditions of her ancestors, and expands them to harmonize with life in todays world and the transitions we are facing. The focus is on the individual and the family, by carefully caring for ourselves and our families we can also help heal our planet. There are step by step plans for eating greener and healthier without breaking the budget. Safe food storage is well covered; for economy, security, and disaster preparedness. Information on growing food in times of climate change is included, with tips for those who live in the city and dont have a yard. Developing a balanced diet, caring for your immune system, essential herbs, emergency caches, and other useful skills all have chapters of their own. If you are ready to make a differencefor yourself, your family, and the planetFood Security & Sustainability for the Times Ahead is a great place to start. Review Citations Associated Content 01/15/09 Valley News 01/17/09 Indy Bay Media 01/17/09 Manataka Smoke Signal News 02/01/09 Native American Times 03/20/09 Native Village Youth and Education News 04/01/09 Redbirds Vision 05/18/09 Clovis Independent 05/20/09