Over the past decade, several major natural disasters have had devastating impacts throughout the United States and the world. Since larger populations now live and work on land vulnerable to various hazards, natural disasters can be expected to affect more people each year. As a result, the social work profession soon will be stretched to its limits as it attempts to respond to growing human needs in the wake of hurricanes, tornadoes, storms, floods, earthquakes, and human-made technological disasters. Research on Social Work and Disasters provides the essential strategies social work researchers, other social scientists in the area of disaster research, and emergency management personnel need to prepare for and recover from all forms of disaster.Focusing on hazard, risk, and disaster research, this book presents conceptual approaches and empirical findings in this emerging and important area of social work. It includes research on natural and technological disasters as they impact both rural and urban environments. Research on Social Work and Disasters offers conceptual and methodological guidelines for social work researchers and provides insight into the range of opportunities and issues relevant for disaster research. Specific topics you will learn about include: research design, methodology, and measurement community awareness and activism traumatic stress and stress debriefing funding and ethical issues vulnerable populations hazard education action researchResearch on Social Work and Disasters not only addresses effective strategies for responding in the aftermath of particular disasters, but also suggests significant ways in which the social work profession can become involved in prevention, mitigation, and preparedness activities. The book features examples of recent research on disasters chosen to illustrate a variety of types of disasters, theoretical approaches, methodologies, and levels of analysis. The implications drawn from this book are consistent in suggesting the responsibility of society to care for vulnerable populations and to share the burdens caused by catastrophic events.
"National Geographic Complete Survival Manual" is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and user-friendly reference of its kind--and the only one with firsthand advice from the experts at National Geographic and four of the top organizations of emergency preparedness. Beginning with the basics of survival, the book then focuses on how to survive in six of the world's most hazardous environments--from building a snow fort if you're lost in a blizzard, to surviving a rattlesnake bite in the desert, to navigating safely through the dense rainforest. The manual also offers essential instructions for weathering eight different natural disasters, from hurricanes and tornadoes to earthquakes and forest fires, including an entire chapter on home-based survival. Plus, ten National Geographic explorers, photographers, and scientists, candidly share their own near-death stories and how they lived to tell them. Each chapter is full of detailed, custom-drawn illustrations that lay out how-tos in easy to follow steps. Bulleted lists, first-person stories, a glossary, cross-referencing, an appendix, and an index round out the reference features. With 200 color photographs and maps, and a durable, waterproof cover, this vital reference is a necessity for families, seniors, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who needs to know what to do in a real emergency situation.
Security expert Kenneth S. Trump outlines school security issues and provides nuts-and-bolts strategies for preventing violence and preparing for crises. Includes a companion website.
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During the 1980's, many Americans participated directly and indirectly in the drama and tragedy of major catastrophes, from volcanic eruptions to air crashes, closing the decade with the devastating Exxon Valdez oil spill, Hurricane Hugo, and the San Francisco earthquake. The objective of this volume is to examine how we have addressed some of the major hazards and, to the extent possible, assess the effectiveness of these efforts. This volume inventories and evaluates the major programs and policies designed to deal with the most common and destructive natural and man-made disasters, dividing them into four categories: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Disaster-types included in the handbook are earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, fires, droughts, hazardous materials accidents, nuclear facility accidents, structural failures, and transportation accidents. Following the analyses of specific disaster-types, the book considers the utility of all-hazard programs, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Integrated Emergency Management System and documents the status of present emergency management efforts in the United States. A list of emergency management organizations is also included. Each disaster-type is evaluated in terms of the frequency of occurrence, potential for property loss and human casualties, predictability of events, and the history of such disasters in the United States. In addition to analyzing the disasters themselves, the book outlines the development of emergency management efforts by federal, state, and local governments; the major problems in designing policy to respond to the specific risks and hazards, as well as someof the major policy alternatives. The analyses address questions of issue salience, levels of program funding, and technical problems. Due to the wide variety of responses at the state and local levels, the primary focus is on federal emergency management program. This book will serve students, officials, and academic researchers by providing an overview of the major emergency management program areas. The addition of graphs, tables, and maps will assist nonspecialists in understanding the nature of the disasters and risks being discussed.
Gearing up for your management role? Arm yourself with CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS, a thoroughly modern introduction to the management techniques appropriate to each area of the criminal justice system. By examining both the "hows" and "whys" of these techniques, and by exploring the book's practical, real-world examples, up-to-the-minute research, and coverage of key areas such as emergency planning and terrorism, leadership theory, and decision-making, you'll increase your preparedness for the challenges you're likely to face in today's field.
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Medical Countermeasures Dispensing: Emergency Use Authorization and the Postal Model: Workshop Summary
During public health emergencies such as terrorist attacks or influenza outbreaks, the public health system's ability to save lives could depend on dispensing medical countermeasures such as antibiotics, antiviral medications, and vaccines to a large number of people in a short amount of time. The IOM's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events held a workshop on November 18, 2009, to provide an overview of current threats, recent progress made in the public health system for distributing and dispensing countermeasures, and remaining vulnerabilities.
Emergency Light & Communication Center consists of 2 Wind n Go 2-Way Radios #7910 in a wall-mounted charging center. Continuous power or dynamo hand crank feature. AC / DC power adapter with power out blinking light and charging indicator.
How to plan and organize “ grab and go” kits, water, family cookbook, and other supplies for emergencies or disasters. Get vehicle preparation, evacuation, and recovery information. Find loads of practical, economical organizing ideas and resources in easy-to-understand steps.
Powerboat Care and Repair: How to Keep Your Outboard, Sterndrive, or Gas-Inboard Boat Alive and Well
As the "Boat Doctor" in "Boating "magazine, Allen Berrien helped two generations of readers keep their boats alive and well. Now his practical know-how and wisdom is collected in"Powerboat Care and Repair," the only book that focuses on do-it-yourself maintenance and repair of small powerboats. Berrien provides tips on how to avoid and solve a host of common problems, such as electrolysis, pitted gelcoat, and battery failures. He also offers step-by-step guidance on spring commissioning and winterizing; inboard, outboard, and stern driveengine troubleshooting; exterior maintenance; emergency preparedness; and much more.
Star Jones Reynolds had done it all. College on scholarship, law school on loans, and life by faith. She had achieved a prestigious career as a lawyer and prosecutor, provided much-needed calm and insight while reporting the Rodney King and O. J. Simpson trials on television, and landed a spot cohosting one of America's most popular daytime television shows, "The View." Then why was she feeling so down? It all began when Star took a close look at herself and her life and realized she wasn't happy with what she saw: obesity precluded her from crossing her legs, she needed an asthma inhaler, she couldn't fasten her own necklace, and, worst of all, she got too tired to shop -- a disaster because Star Jones Reynolds is a seriously committed shopper. Then she realized something else: with all her extraordinary accomplishments, none of it mattered without true love. Thinking long and hard, she finally understood that she hadn't yet met the man of her dreams because "she" wasn't ready for him. Star decided to make it happen. She began a personal journey to reconstitute her physical look, emotional state, and already strong spirituality. Even if she didn't find love, it would be a win-win situation because she'd emerge from the experience a healthier, happier woman -- one who could truly shine. Unless you live on another planet, you know Star succeeded in her quest and did find true love -- and it wasn't that hard at all. In "Shine," she shares it all in her wise, revealing, irreverent, laugh-out-loud style. "Shine" is divided into three main sections, each exploring core issues of interest to women. Part One guides women toward being their most attractive physical selvesusing Star's personal secrets on losing weight and finding hair, fashion, and makeup chic (inexpensively). Part Two asks tough questions about emotional preparedness for a relationship and shows you how to think like lawyers, and how to get your financial and emotional houses in order. Part Three delves into a woman's spiritual life -- discover how to talk to God no matter what your religion. Spiking the book are Star's "absolutes" -- truisms that have always worked for her and continue to give her guidance -- quizzes and self-assessment exercises that will help you focus on your particular strengths and weaknesses. Everyone knows Star Jones Reynolds is a success story, a happy, rough-edges-to-emotional-and-financial-riches tale. Until you read this book, you won't know how she got there -- and how you can echo her triumphs and shine.
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This edited volume is intended to address in a comprehensive and integrated manner three major areas of national and international security research from an information systems-centric perspective: legal and policy frameworks; intelligence and security informatics; and emergency preparedness and infrastructure protection. The discussions are replete with real-world case studies and examples that present the concepts using an integrated, action-oriented and theory-based approach to validate the frameworks presented and to provide specific insights on the technical approaches and organizational issues under investigation. This book is intended to be used as both a textbook and a comprehensive research handbook. The contributors to this edited volume are renowned experts in their respective fields. Most of the chapters contained in this book provide an updated comprehensive survey of the related field and also specific findings from cutting-edging innovative research. To facilitate its adoption as a textbook, all the authors have included specific discussion questions that could be utilized to stimulate discussions and potentially further research in the area. *Addresses three major areas of national and international security research from an information systems-centric perspective *Focuses on legal and policy frameworks, intelligence and security informatics, and emergency preparedness and infrastructure protection *Real-world case studies are used as examples to provide specific insights
1 Buy = 2 Coleman Dual Fuel Stoves! The Coleman Dual Fuel Stove burns Coleman® liquid fuel or unleaded gasoline (Fuel sold separately). The primary burner is 7,500 BTU, auxiliary burner is 6,500 BTU, equaling 14,000 BTU in two high performance Band-A-Blu burners. It also features a tank capacity of 2.5 pints, and runtime is about two hours with both burners on high. The Coleman Dual Fuel Stove's WindBlock™ system shields burners from wind for maximum heat, and will adjust for various pot sizes. The lid stays open with or without windscreens attached to case, and there is substantial cooking surface for up to two 10-inch size pots. Great for camping, picnicking, or for emergency preparedness! VMInnovations is an authorized Coleman dealer selling new, warranted products! (2) Brand New Coleman Dual Fuel Stoves! 2-burner liquid fuel stove with Dual Fuel™ technology Stove burns Coleman® liquid fuel or unleaded gasoline (Fuel sold separately) 14,000 BTU in two powerful, high performance Band-a-Blu™ burners Primary burner is 7,500 BTU, auxiliary burner is 6,500 BTU Tank capacity is 2.5 pints Runtime is about two hours with both burners on high WindBlock™ system shields burners from wind for maximum heat WindBlock™ guards adjust for various pot sizes Lid stays open with or without windscreens attached to case Substantial cooking surface provides room for up to two 10-inch size pots Heavy duty nickel chrome grate is removable for easy cleaning Great for camping, picnicking, or for emergency preparedness Included filtering funnel for easy tank filling plus helps remove debris from fuel Dimensions: 20.13 in. x 12.88 in. x 6.63 in. (51.13 cm x 32.72 cm 16.84 cm) Product Condition: Brand New Part Number: 3000000788 Product warranty: 30-day warranty
No country has experienced more acts of terrorism over a prolonged period than Israel. The frequency of attacks has propelled Israel toward innovative methods to address the threat. Indeed, treating so many victims of physical and psychological trauma has given rise to the new field of terror medicine. In a gripping narrative, terrorist expert Leonard A. Cole describes how different segments of Israeli society have coped with terrorism -- survivors of attacks, families of victims, emergency responders, doctors and nurses, and, in the end, the general population. He also interviews Palestinians, including imprisoned handlers of suicide bombers, who endorse or deplore suicide bombings. He concludes that the Israeli experience with preparedness and coping offers valuable lessons for the United States.
Natural First Aid: Herbal Treatments for Ailments & Injuries/Emergency Preparedness/Wilderness Safety
An A-to-Z guide to using herbs to treat everything from ant bites to wounds. Create a natural first aid kit.