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close this bookCommunity Emergency Preparedness: A Manual for Managers and Policy-Makers (WHO, 1999, 141 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentPreface
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close this folderChapter 1 Introduction
View the documentDecision-making for emergency preparedness
View the documentWhat is emergency preparedness?
View the documentCommunity participation
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close this folderChapter 2 Policy development
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View the documentEmergency preparedness policy
View the documentIssues in emergency management policy
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close this folderChapter 3 Vulnerability assessment
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentThe process of vulnerability assessment
View the documentThe planning group
View the documentHazard identification
View the documentHazard description
View the documentDescribing the community
View the documentDescription of effects and vulnerability
View the documentHazard prioritization
View the documentRecommending action
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close this folderChapter 4 Emergency planning
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentAn emergency planning process
View the documentPlanning group review
View the documentPotential problem analysis
View the documentResource analysis
View the documentRoles and responsibilities
View the documentManagement structure
View the documentStrategies and systems
View the documentContent of community emergency plans
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close this folderChapter 5 Training and education
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View the documentA systematic approach to training
View the documentPublic education
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close this folderChapter 6 Monitoring and evaluation
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View the documentProject management
View the documentChecklists
View the documentExercises
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close this folderAnnexes
View the documentAnnex 1 - Project management
View the documentAnnex 2 - Hazard description tables
View the documentAnnex 3 - Emergency preparedness checklists
View the documentAnnex 4 - Personal protection in different types of emergencies
View the documentSelected WHO publications of related interest


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3. Slovic P, Fischoff B, Lichtenstein S. Characterising perceived risk. In: Kates RW et al., eds. Perilous progress: technology as hazard. Boulder, CO, Westview, 1985.

4. Smith DI. Damage estimation and preparedness for dam failure flooding. ANCOLD bulletin, 1992, 90:26.

5. Australian rainfall and runoff - a guide to flood estimation. Canberra, The Institution of Engineers, 1987.

6. Risk criteria for land-use planning in the vicinity of major industrial hazards. London, Health and Safety Executive, 1989.

7. Risk criteria for land use safety planning. Sydney, Department of Planning, 1990 (Hazardous Industry Advisory Paper No. 4).

8. Slater D, Corran E, Pitblado RM. Major industrial hazards - project report. Sydney, The Warren Centre, University of Sydney, 1986.

9. Hazard analysis course notes. Melbourne, ICI Australia, 1987.

10. An overview of disaster management. Geneva, United Nations Disaster Relief Organization, 1992.

11. Dale PF, McLaughlin JD. Land information management: an introduction with special reference to cadastral problems in Third World countries. Oxford, Clarendon, 1988.

12. Australian emergency manual: community emergency planning guide, 2nd ed. Canberra, Natural Disasters Organisation, 1992.