Comprehensive Emergency Management for Local Governments: Demystifying Emergency Planning

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This guide was written for staff in small to mid-sized local governments who are preparing for natural and human-caused emergencies. It includes an introductory chapter on the nature of local government emergency planning and a final chapter of tips on "putting it all together." Also included are detailed chapters on each of the four phases of comprehensive emergency management - mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery." - Natural Hazards Observer
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Comprehensive Emergency Management (CEM) is a framework intended to guide novice emergency planners through the complete process of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. This work also includes an introductory chapter on the nature of local government emergency planning and a final chapter of tips on "putting it all together." Between these are detailed chapters on each of the four phases of comprehensive emergency management.
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All local government organizations can benefit from this book as it provides an excellent tool and guide for developing a comprehensive emergency management plan. It presents an effective step-by-step guide for non-experts in the field of emergency planning and management. Non-governmental agencies and not-for-profit organizations will also find the principles and processes presented in the book useful when working with different levels of government.

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