Disaster Volunteers

Disaster Volunteers
Author: Brenda D. Phillips
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN 10: 0128138475
ISBN 13: 9780128138472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Volunteers Book Review:

Volunteer work can make a difference to those harmed by natural, technological, and human-induced disasters if it is done well. Disaster Volunteers provides readers with information on why people volunteer, the benefits gained by volunteers and recipients, and how to leverage such good will. Learning from a variety of past disasters, readers will gain realistic insights into the challenges of disaster contexts. Equipped with evidence-based best practices, Dr. Phillips organizes and illustrates necessary steps to recruit, train, manage, reward, and retain volunteers throughout the life cycle of disasters. This important resource walks both organizations and individuals through the entire process of volunteer engagement from recruiting and training to managing as well as rewarding and retaining volunteers and provides an engaging and informative set of useful and evidence-based chapters. Disaster Volunteers fills an existing gap in books on volunteer disaster management by incorporating research, generating sound recommendations, grounding ideas in a disaster context, and offering an inviting set of examples from which readers can learn. Includes sample materials for use by emergency managers, emergency managers, civic and faith-based organizations Provides case studies offering first-hand experiences that help bring the content to life Includes stepwise advice to recruit, train, and retain a diverse set of disaster volunteers

Managing Spontaneous Community Volunteers in Disasters

Managing Spontaneous Community Volunteers in Disasters
Author: Lisa Orloff
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2011-04-25
ISBN 10: 1439818339
ISBN 13: 9781439818336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Spontaneous Community Volunteers in Disasters Book Review:

While history has identified a need for improved coordination during emergencies, it has also demonstrated that community volunteers positively impact their neighborhoods during times of crisis. Laying out the rationale and process by which emergency managers, community leaders, and non-governmental aid organizations can effectively collaborate and integrate citizen response, Spontaneous Community Volunteers in Disasters explains how to engage, train, and utilize spontaneous unaffiliated community volunteers (SUCV). The book prepares leaders to integrate local volunteers into any scale emergency response. Protocols and flexible management solutions are outlined to ensure safe and effective planning and execution. Work templates provided can be modified to suit the needs of any community. This accessible manual provides the tools to: Assess your agency’s role, tasks, and challenges to meet community needs in a disaster Build a plan for managing SUCVs by developing internal and external protocols Develop effective spot screening and selection methods Engage community members in information-sharing and outreach campaigns Consider policies and procedures that create relevant roles for volunteers and community groups to build a resilient team for disaster recovery Provide National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant answers to address common barriers to using SUCVs Combining field experience and psychosocial research, the book makes a strong case as to why community involvement in disaster response will have a positive impact on a community’s resilient recovery. Praise for Spontaneous Community Volunteers in Disasters: All emergency management coordinators can benefit from this book. —Howard Butt, New Jersey State Police, State CERT Coordinator Lisa Orloff has done an excellent job in both identifying a significant opportunity in emergency response and meticulously outlining how that opportunity can best be leveraged. —Dr. Michael Chumer, New Jersey Institute of Technology The Alliance for Nonprofit Management has nominated the book for the Terry McAdam Award. This award is bestowed upon the Committee's choice for the most inspirational and useful new book published for the nonprofit sector.

Disaster Struggle Triumph

Disaster  Struggle  Triumph
Author: Arabella M. Willson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 593
Release: 1870
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:591059725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Public School Emergency Preparedness

Public School Emergency Preparedness
Author: Don Philpott
Publsiher: Bernan Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2019-10-30
ISBN 10: 1641433213
ISBN 13: 9781641433211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public School Emergency Preparedness Book Review:

In response to the ever-present threats facing our school systems, Public School Emergency Preparedness helps schools and institutions develop a comprehensive emergency response plan. This book outlines programs and procedures that can be applied to any school system which addresses hazard mitigation and prevention, emergency preparedness and response, and recovery and restoration to an effective learning environment. It describes specific actions and assigns responsibilities and response roles to district and individual school staff emergency teams, cooperating agencies, and community response partners as described in this plan. In the event of an emergency involving response by fire and/or law enforcement, this book also outlines the district/school site personnel who should establish an Incident Command System-based response organization in accordance with procedures outlined in the National Incident Management System. In addition, the author predetermines, to the extent possible, operational procedures across any U.S. school system and cooperating governmental, private, and volunteer agencies for responding to and recovering from any and all types of natural, human, or technology-based emergencies that may occur within school system operations or outside the jurisdiction of the school system but nonetheless cause/could cause collateral impact to school system operations.

Meeting God in the Ruins

Meeting God in the Ruins
Author: Judith Mattison,Catherine Malotky,Beth Ann Gaede,Lutheran Disaster Response
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9786000167882
ISBN 13: 6000167881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meeting God in the Ruins Book Review:

".a spiritual resource for Lutheran Disaster Response volunteers. it includes 24 devotions for you to use as you prepare to head out, as you work on site, and when you return home."--P. 7.

Disasters 2 0

Disasters 2 0
Author: Adam Crowe
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2012-04-10
ISBN 10: 1466563532
ISBN 13: 9781466563537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disasters 2 0 Book Review:

Emerging social media and so-called Web 2.0 technologies will continue to have a great impact on the practice and application of the emergency management function in every public safety sector. Disasters 2.0: The Application of Social Media Systems for Modern Emergency Management prepares emergency managers and first responders to successfully appl

The 30 minute Quick response Guide

The 30 minute Quick response Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 31
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9781551041018
ISBN 13: 1551041014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Disaster Management in Metropolitan Areas for the 21st Century

Disaster Management in Metropolitan Areas for the 21st Century
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 575
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MSU:31293018849525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Disasters Collective Behavior and Social Organization

Disasters  Collective Behavior  and Social Organization
Author: Russell Rowe Dynes,Kathleen J. Tierney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 378
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105009778692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disasters Collective Behavior and Social Organization Book Review:

"Human action is guided by social structure, but there are also many situations in which behavior is improvised, emergent, and outside conventional normative constraints. This book focuses on these types of occasions, which include panics, crowds, social movements, and organized behavior following disasters. Social scientists in the fields of collective behavior, social movements, and disaster research study these topics. E. L. Quarantelli, cofounder and longtime director of the Disaster Research Center (DRC), is one of those scholars; indeed, he has devoted his career to understanding them. Quarantelli's impact on the fields of disaster research and collective behavior is traced in the foreword to this volume."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan

Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan
Author: Jeff Kingston
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN 10: 1136343474
ISBN 13: 9781136343476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan Book Review:

The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a record breaking magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that was as high as thirty-eight meters in some places, news trickled out that Fukushima had experienced meltdowns in three reactors. These tragic catastrophes claimed some 20,000 lives, initially displacing some 500,000 people and overwhelming Japan's formidable disaster preparedness. This book brings together the analysis and insights of a group of distinguished experts on Japan to examine what happened, how various institutions and actors responded and what lessons can be drawn from Japan’s disaster. The contributors, many of whom experienced the disaster first hand, assess the wide-ranging repercussions of this catastrophe and how it is already reshaping Japanese culture, politics, energy policy, and urban planning.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Author: Ernest B. Abbott,Otto J. Hetzel
Publsiher: American Bar Association
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781604428179
ISBN 13: 1604428171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Book Review:

Rev. ed. of: A legal guide to homeland security and emergency management for state and local governments. c2005.

They Will Come

They Will Come
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210017769272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Medical Volunteer Orientation Disaster Response

Medical Volunteer Orientation Disaster Response
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 38
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210018796027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Preparing Nurses for Disaster Management

Preparing Nurses for Disaster Management
Author: Joanne C. Langan,Dotti C. James
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015059187222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing Nurses for Disaster Management Book Review:

This comprehensive resource prepares nurses, nursing students and administrators to provide care to victims of natural disasters, as well as disasters caused by biological, chemical or radiological agents. It offers vital information on disaster planning, response implementation and management of casualties, as well as post-disaster restoration, treatment of psychological effects of disasters and caring for children and vulnerable populations.

The Gendered Terrain of Disaster

The Gendered Terrain of Disaster
Author: Elaine Enarson,David A. Johnson
Publsiher: Praeger Pub Text
Total Pages: 275
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000063907897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gendered Terrain of Disaster Book Review:

Why are women so hard hit by disasters? This international collection offers a range of answers, and moves readers beyond the stereotypes of women as hapless victims. Drawing together the voices of women survivors and responders, leading scholars in disaster studies and experienced practitioners in the field offer new directions for disaster theory and practice.

What is a Disaster

What is a Disaster
Author: Enrico Louis Quarantelli
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 0415178991
ISBN 13: 9780415178990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is a Disaster Book Review:

Are conflict situations such as the ethnic clashes in Yugoslavia or Rwanda, terrorist attacks and riots, the same kind of social crises as those generated by natural and technological happenings such as earthquakes and chemical explosions? In What is a Disaster?, social science disaster researchers from six different disciplines advance their views on what a disaster is. Clashes in conceptions are highlighted, through the book's unique juxtaposition of the authors separately advanced views. A reaction paper to each set of views is presented by an experienced disaster researcher; in turn, the original authors provide a response to what has been said about their views. What is a Disaster? sets out the huge conceptual differences that exist concerning what a disaster is, and presents important implications for both theory, study and practice.

Disaster Handbook

Disaster Handbook
Author: Solomon Garb,Evelyn Eng
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1964
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015003811703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Keeping Volunteers

Keeping Volunteers
Author: Stephen McCurley,Richard Lynch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556037913993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping Volunteers Book Review:

This book focuses not on the usual goal of volunteer programmes - recruitment - but on an area of increasing concern to volunteer organisations: methods to retain volunteers once recruited. The book goes through all aspects of handling volunteers, from welcoming them to the team, to dealing with volunteer burnout. It analyses the reasons why volunteers choose to give up volunteering and sets out ways to prevent this happening. Relying on hundreds of programme experiences and studies from around the world, Keeping Volunteers is the first globally-based examination of effective techniques for ensuring that volunteers feel valued, recognised and connected with the organisation's mission.

Pandemic Planning

Pandemic Planning
Author: J. Eric Dietz,David R. Black
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012-03-14
ISBN 10: 1466559144
ISBN 13: 9781466559141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pandemic Planning Book Review:

Preparedness and rigorous planning on community, state, and regional levels are critical to containing the threat of pandemic illness. Steeped in research and recommendations from lessons learned, Pandemic Planning describes the processes necessary for the efficient and effective preparation, prevention, response, and recovery from a pandemic threa

Stand Up and be Counted

Stand Up and be Counted
Author: Judy Knipe
Publsiher: Touchstone
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054139632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stand Up and be Counted Book Review:

Lists volunteer organizations dealing with animal rights, the arts, children, community service, disaster relief, education, the environment, health, human rights, and substance abuse