States Academic Press
Geography, Geology and Earth Science - Disaster Management
Emergency refers to a state that disrupts the natural procedures. It requires immediate measures to be taken in order to prevent it from converting into a disaster. Emergency management is concerned with the management and organization of resources and responsibilities during an emergency. It is primarily focused on the humanitarian aspects of handling emergencies such as preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. Preparedness refers to preparing procedures and equipment which can be used in the event of a disaster. Proactive measures which aid in eliminating and reducing the risks as well as impacts of disasters fall under the category of disaster mitigation. The response phase of emergency management focuses on the fulfillment of the humanitarian needs of the affected population. Once the immediate threat to human life is subsided, the recovery phase is initiated. This book studies, analyses and uphold the pillars of emergency management and its utmost significance in modern times. It is a compilation of chapters that discuss the most vital concepts in this field. This textbook is an essential guide for both academicians and those who wish to pursue this discipline further.