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United States Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Works: 18,578 works in 31,472 publications in 2 languages and 648,699 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc  Maps  Juvenile works  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Sponsor, Funder
Classifications: HV555.U6, 363.3480684
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Are you ready? : a guide to citizen preparedness ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides emergency information in case of natural hazards: floods, hurricanes, thunderstorms (lightning, tornadoes), winter storms and extreme cold, extreme heat ((heat wave), emergency water shortage), eathquakes, volcanoes (volcanic eruptions), landslides and debris flow (mudslide), tsunamis, and fire (wildland fires); and technological and man-made hazards: hazardous materials incidents (household chemical emergencies), nuclear power plants, national security emergencies (terrorism, chemical and biological weapons)
Evaluating the reliability of emergency response systems for large-scale incident operations by Brian A Jackson ( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ability to measure emergency preparedness - to predict the likely performance of emergency response systems in future events - is critical for policy analysis in homeland security. Yet it remains difficult to know how prepared a response system is to deal with large-scale incidents, whether it be a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or industrial or transportation accident. This research draws on the fields of systems analysis and engineering to apply the concept of system reliability to the evaluation of emergency response systems. The authors describe a method for modeling an emergency response system; identifying how individual parts of the system might fail; and assessing the likelihood of each failure and the severity of its effects on the overall response effort. The authors walk the reader through two applications of this method: a simplified example in which responders must deliver medical treatment to a certain number of people in a specified time window, and a more complex scenario involving the release of chlorine gas. The authors also describe an exploratory analysis in which they parsed a set of after-action reports describing real-world incidents, to demonstrate how this method can be used to quantitatively analyze data on past response performance. The authors conclude with a discussion of how this method of measuring emergency response system reliability could inform policy discussion of emergency preparedness, how system reliability might be improved, and the costs of doing so. --From publisher description
Repairing your flooded home by Federal Emergency Management Agency ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From page iii: This book gives step-by-step advice you can use to clean up, rebuild, and get help after a flood. Before you start, read the flood safety precautions on the inside front cover of this document and review the nine steps that are summarized in the Table of Contents. Your home and its contents may look beyond hope, but many of your belongings can be restored. If you do things right, your flooded home can be cleaned up, dried out, rebuilt, and reoccupied sooner than you think. While you are doing the job ahead, you should remember these three important points: 1: Play it safe. The dangers are not over when the water goes down. Read the flood safety precautions on the inside front cover of this document. Your home's foundation may have been weakened, the electrical system may have shorted out, and floodwaters may have left behind things that could make you sick. Many flooded items, such as wallboard and mattresses, will hold mud and contamination forever. When in doubt, throw it out. Don't risk injury or infection. 2: Ask for help. Many people can do a lot of the cleanup and repairs discussed in this book. But if you have technical questions or do not feel comfortable doing something, get professional help. If there is a federal disaster declaration, a telephone "hotline" will often be publicized to provide information about public, private, and voluntary agency programs to help you recover from the flood. Government disaster programs are there to help you, the taxpayer. You're paying for them; check them out. 3: Floodproof. It is very likely that your home will be flooded again someday. Floodproofing means using materials and practices that will prevent or minimize flood damage in the future. Many floodproofing techniques are inexpensive or can be easily incorporated into your rebuilding program. You can save a lot of money by floodproofing as you repair and rebuild (see Step 8). You should also prepare for the next flood by buying flood insurance and preparing a flood response plan
Mapping the zone improving flood map accuracy ( )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps portray the height and extent to which flooding is expected to occur, and they form the basis for setting flood insurance premiums and regulating development in the floodplain. As such, they are an important tool for individuals, businesses, communities, and government agencies to understand and deal with flood hazard and flood risk
Help after a disaster applicant's guide to the Individuals & Households Program ( )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rapid visual screening of buildings for potential seismic hazards a handbook by Applied Technology Council ( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Answers to questions about the National Flood Insurance Program by United States ( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantification of building seismic performance factors ( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report describes a recommended methodology for reliably quantifying building system performance and response parameters for use in seismic design. The recommended methodology (referred to herein as the Methodology) provides a rational basis for establishing global seismic performance factors (SPFs), including the response modification coefficient (R factor), the system overstrength factor, and deflection amplification factor (Cd), of new seismic-force-resisting systems proposed for inclusion in model building codes. The purpose of this Methodology is to provide a rational basis for determining building seismic performance factors that, when properly implemented in the seismic design process, will result in equivalent safety against collapse in an earthquake, comparable to the inherent safety against collapse intended by current seismic codes, for buildings with different seismic-force-resisting systems
Earthquakes : a teacher's package for K-6 ( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ready--set--prepare! : a disaster preparedness activity book for ages 8-11 ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homeowner's guide to retrofitting : six ways to protect your house from flooding by United States ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Public assistance applicant handbook ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a disaster or emergency occurs, it is the responsibility first of the local community and the State or Tribe to respond. However, their combined efforts at times are not sufficient to effectively address the direct results of the most serious events. These situations call for Federal assistance. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. section 5121-5207, authorizes the President to provide Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local efforts. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a component of the Department of Homeland Security, coordinates the delivery of assistance under the law and provides grants through the Public Assistance Program to help with the extraordinary costs for response and infrastructure recovery. This Handbook explains how applicants can obtain help through the Public Assistance Program. Potential recipients of this assistance include State, Tribal, and local governments and certain types of private nonprofit organizations
Floodproofing non-residential structures by Booker Associates ( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prepared by Booker Associates, Inc
What you need to know about federal disaster assistance and National Flood Insurance ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elevated residential structures ( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prepared by The American Institute of Architects Foundation
Design guidelines for flood damage reduction ( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prepared by AIA Research Corporation
Preparing for disaster for people with disabilities and other special needs ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mandatory purchase of flood insurance guidelines by United States ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
FEMA 186/September 1999/Includes index
Ayuda despueś de un desastre guía para solicitantes al programa para individuos y familias ( )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Engineering principles and practices for retrofitting flood-prone residential structures ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synopsis: The third edition of this document is intended to further aid homeowners in selecting and successfully executing a flood retrofit on their home. Engineering design and economic guidance on what constitutes feasible and cost-effective retrofitting measures for flood-prone residential and non-residential structures are presented. Elevation, relocation, dry floodproofing, wet floodproofing, and the use of levees and floodwalls to mitigate flood hazards are discussed. This edition was updated to be more user-friendly and concise, the overall length of the publication has been shortened
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity United States. Defense Civil Preparedness Agency

controlled identity United States. Department of Homeland Security

controlled identity United States. Federal Disaster Assistance Administration

controlled identity United States. Federal Preparedness Agency

Amerika Gasshukoku Renpo Kiki Kanricho
Emergency Management Agency
FDAA (Federal Disaster Assistance Administration, United States)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Management Agency (Spojené státy americké)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (U.S.)
FEMA
FEMA Abkuerzung
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States)
ODM (Office of Defense Mobilization, United States)
OEP (Office of Emergency Planning, United States)
OEP (Office of Emergency Preparedness, United States)
Office of Emergency Planning United States
Spojené státy americké Federal Emergency Management Agency
United States. Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Emergency Planning
United States Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency
United States. Department of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency
United States. Executive Office of the President. Federal Civil Defense Administration
United States. Executive Office of the President. Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization
United States. Executive Office of the President. Office of Defense Mobilization
United States. Executive Office of the President. Office of Emergency Planning
United States. Executive Office of the President. Office of Emergency Preparedness
United States. Federal Civil Defense Administration
United States. Federal Disaster Assistance Administration
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency
United States. Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization
United States. Office of Defense and Civilian Mobilization
United States. Office of Defense Mobilization
United States Office of Emergency Planning
United States. Office of Emergency Preparedness
アメリカ ガッシュウコク レンポウ キキ カンリチョウ
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