ICMA releases “Emergency Management” new edition
The Washington-based International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has published a new edition of its “Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government.” The second edition includes information gained from events that have happened since the first edition’s publication in 1991, such as the Sept. 11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina.
Emergency management issues have broadened since the first edition’s publication, says ICMA Executive Director Robert O’Neill. “Previously, the primary concerns [of emergency management officials] were natural and technological hazards,” he says. “Now, we must include terrorism and threats to public health.”
The 360-page hardcover book provides strategies for mitigation, preparedness and response, and recovery at the local and regional level. “Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Governments” can be purchased at www.icma.org/press/EM for $80 for non-members and $68 for members.