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United States Federal Emergency Management Agency

Works: 26,631 works in 37,543 publications in 1 language and 935,742 library holdings
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Classifications: HV551.3, 363.348
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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 2,047 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
Mapping the zone : improving flood map accuracy by Committee on FEMA Flood Maps( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,655 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. Improving map accuracy is therefore not an academic question--better maps help everyone. Making and maintaining an accurate flood map is neither simple nor inexpensive. Even after an investment of more than $1 billion to take flood maps into the digital world, only 21 percent of the population has maps that meet or exceed national flood hazard data quality thresholds. Even when floodplains are mapped with high accuracy, land development and natural changes to the landscape or hydrologic systems create the need for continuous map maintenance and updates. Mapping the Zone examines the factors that affect flood map accuracy, assesses the benefits and costs of more accurate flood maps, and recommends ways to improve flood mapping, communication, and management of flood-related data."--Publisher's description
Are you ready? : a guide to citizen preparedness( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 805 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)
Elevated residential structures by FEMA( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared by The American Institute of Architects Foundation
National earthquake hazards reduction program : report to the United States Congress : overview( )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flood insurance in New York City following Hurricane Sandy by Lloyd S Dixon( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Hurricane Sandy struck New York City on October 29, 2012, it caused flooding in all five boroughs. The storm surge reached nearly 88,700 buildings, more than 300,000 housing units, and 23,400 businesses. The federal government offers flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since 1968, a time when affordable private insurance was difficult to find. This insurance is mandated for structures located in high-risk areas (the 100-year floodplain) if there is a federally backed mortgage on the property and is subsidized for structures that predate FEMA⁰́₉s first Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the area. However, many residential structures in high-risk areas do not carry such policies. Two major changes will affect the cost of NFIP policies for structures in New York City: (1) an update of the maps that define the flood risk areas in New York and (2) legally required reform to the NFIP. Flood insurance plays an important role in addressing and managing flood risk posed. Insurance payments can help households and businesses recover from an event and get the economy moving again. When properly priced, insurance premiums can also provide appropriate incentives to avoid or mitigate risk. This report examines dimensions of the changing flood insurance environment in New York City and explores the consequences for the city's residents and businesses
Solutions to coastal disasters 2011 : proceedings of the 2011 Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference, June 25-29, 2011, Anchorage, Alaska by Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the 2011 Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference, held in Anchorage, Alaska, June 25-29, 2011. Sponsored by the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and Federal Emergency Management Agency. This collection contains 79 papers that address the challenges and lessons that are being learned along the coastlines to avoid or minimize preventable losses. Topics include: sea-level rise and some emerging options for adaptation; hurricanes, typhoons, and storm surge damages; improved forecasting tools and opportunities to reduce damages in the future; coastal inundation and flooding; shoreline erosion and ways to study, understand, and adapt to shoreline change in the face of rising sea level; shoreline management and coastal hazard mitigation; vulnerability and adaptability of coastal structures and marine facilities; social science of natural disasters; and modeling efforts, field investigations, preparedness and lessons learned from recent tsunami events
Engineering principles and practices for retrofitting flood-prone residential structures( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 573 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
Design guidelines for flood damage reduction( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared by AIA Research Corporation
Repairing your flooded home( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 563 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
Quantification of building seismic performance factors( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 554 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
Personal preparedness in America : findings from the Citizen Corps national survey( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal preparedness in America : findings from the Citizen Corps survey of four urban areas( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazard mitigation field book : roadways( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protecting manufactured homes from floods and other hazards : a multi-hazard foundation and installation guide by United States( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"FEMA 85 has been updated to reflect the requirements of the most current codes and standards and to provide a best practices approach in reducing damages from natural hazards. Designs are included for wood-framed foundations, conventional concrete and masonry pier foundations, and ground anchors. A detailed example showing step-by-step procedures on how to design a foundation for a manufactured home is also included"--Preface
Manufactured home installation in flood hazard areas by United States( )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared by FEMA. Includes National Flood Insurance Program
Ready--set--prepare! : a disaster preparedness activity book for ages 8-11( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incremental seismic rehabilitation of hospital buildings : providing protection to people and buildings by Frederick Krimgold( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public assistance applicant handbook( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 485 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
A profile of fire in the United States, 1992-2001( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents trends over the 10-year period, but focuses on 2001 statistics relating to causes, property types, smoke alarm performance, and casualty characteristics. Firefighter casualties are also presented
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Mapping the zone : improving flood map accuracy
Mapping the zone : improving flood map accuracyThe federal response to Hurricane Katrina : lessons learnedA failure of initiative : final report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane KatrinaNatural hazard mitigation : recasting disaster policy and planningHurricane Katrina : a nation still unprepared : special report of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, together with additional viewsDisaster : Hurricane Katrina and the failure of Homeland SecurityA failure of initiative : supplementary report and document annex
Alternative Names

controlled identityUnited States. Defense Civil Preparedness Agency

controlled identityUnited States. Department of Homeland Security

controlled identityUnited States. Federal Disaster Assistance Administration

controlled identityUnited States. Federal Preparedness Agency

Agência Federal de Gestão de Emergências

Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias agencia federal de Estados Unidos

Agència Federal per a la Gestió d'Emergències

Amerika Gasshukoku Renpo Kiki Kanricho

Civil Defense Administration, United States

Emergency Management Agency

Ente federale per la gestione delle emergenze

FDAA (Federal Disaster Assistance Administration, United States)

Federal Acil Durum Yönetim Kurumu

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency agence responsable des situations d'urgence aux États-Unis

Federal Emergency Management Agency Bundesbehörde der Vereinigten Staaten

Federal emergency management agency (Etats-Unis)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (Spojené státy americké)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (U.S.)‏

Federalna Agencja Zarządzania Kryzysowego


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. Dept. of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Spojené státy americké Federal Emergency Management Agency

U.S. Civil Defense Administration

U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA

United States Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias

United States Civil Defense

United States. Department of Energy. Office of Emergency Planning

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

USA Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency

USA Emergency Management Agency

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