How to Write an Emergency Plan

By David Alexander

The world is becoming more hazardous as natural and social processes combine to create complex situations of increased vulnerability and risk. There is increasing recognition that this trend is creating exigencies that must be dealt with. The common approach is to delegate the task of preparing an emergency plan to someone. Often that person is expected to get on with the job, but rarely are the means and instruction of how to write such a plan provided to them. There are a host of instances in which the letter of the law, not the spirit, is honoured by providing a token plan of little validity. David Alexander provides a practical 'how to' manual and guide aimed at managers in business, civil protection officers, civil security officials, civil defense commanders, neighborhood leaders, and disaster managers who have been tasked with writing, reviewing, or preparing emergency plans for all kinds of emergency, disasters, or catastrophes. He takes the reader through the process of writing an emergency plan, step-by-step, starting with the rationale and context, before moving on through the stages of writing and activating a basic, generic emergency plan. He concludes with information on specific kinds of plans such as, for example, hospitals and cultural heritage sites. This practical guide also provides a core for postgraduate training in emergency management. It has been written in such a way that it is not tied to the legal constraints of any particular jurisdiction. [Subject: Disaster Management, Governance, Emergency Planning, Civic Affairs, Business]


320 pages

Publication Date: 7/21/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781780460123

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