This list comes from FEMA through the Episcopal Emergency Network a news group at Yahoo!.
For more information about church groups and preparedness (not just for Episcopalians) contact Richard F. Ohlsen, Director of Domestic Disaster Preparedness and Response, Episcopal Relief and Development, 815 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Phone: 212-716-6360 or through the Yahoo! group.
As mentioned several times here, the churches and clergy will be / have been significant to any recovery from or coping with a disaster, whether pandemic or physical. Alaska History reading list
Emergency Management Top 50 Reading List Recommended For Collegiate Educators, Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D., CEM, April 18, 2007 Draft Additional information at FEMA EMI Higher Education Project
1. Auf Der Heide. Disaster Response: Principles of Preparation and Coordination. St. Louis: Mosbe, 1989.
2. Benjamin, Daniel, and Steven Simon. The Age of Sacred Terror. New York: Random House, 2002.
3. Brower, David J. and Charles C. Bohl. Principles and Practice of Hazards Mitigation. Emmitsburg, MD: FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, April 2000. At:
4. Bullock, Jane, George Haddow, Damon Coppola, Erdem Ergin, Lisa Westerman, and Sarp Yeletaysi. Introduction to Homeland Security. Amsterdam and other cities: Elsevier, Butterworth Heinemann: 2005.
5. Burby, Raymond J., et al. Building Disaster Resilient Communities. Emmitsburg, MD: FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, May 2002. Accessed at:
6. Burby, Raymond. Cooperating with Nature: Confronting Natural Hazards with Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Communities. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 1998.
7. Canton, Lucien G. Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs. Hoboken NJ: Wiley Inter-Science, 2007.
8. Cutter, Susan L. (Ed.). American Hazardscapes: The Regionalization of Hazards & Disasters. Wash DC: Joseph Henry Press, 2001.
9. Department of Homeland Security. National Response Plan. Washington, DC: DHS, May 25, 2006 Revision.
10. Drabek, Thomas E. and Gerard J. Hoetmer (eds.). Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government. DC: International City Managers Association, 1991.
11. Drabek, Thomas E. Strategies for Coordinating Disaster Responses. Boulder, CO: Program on Environment and Behavior, Monograph 61, University of Colorado, 2003.
12. Drabek, Thomas E. Social Dimensions of Disaster, 2nd Edition.
Emmitsburg, MD: FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, April 2004. Accessed at:
13. EMAP Standards (Emergency Management Accreditation Program). NEMA
14. Enarson, Elaine, et al. A Social Vulnerability Approach to Disasters. Emmitsburg MD: FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, May 2003. Accessed at:
15. FEMA. Guide For All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning (State and Local Guide (SLG) 101). Washington DC: FEMA, September 1996.
16. FEMA Independent Study IS-1, Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position.
17. FEMA. Multi Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment – A Cornerstone of the National Mitigation Strategy. Washington, DC: FEMA. 1997. Accessed at:
18. Flynn, Stephen. The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding A Resilient Nation. NY: Random House, 2007.
19. Godschalk, David R., with the Assistance of David Salvesen. Breaking the Disaster Life Cycle: Future Directions in Natural Hazard Mitigation. FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, March 2004. Accessed at
20. Godschalk, David R., Timothy Beatley, Philip Berke, David Brower, and Edward Kaiser. Natural Hazard Mitigation: Recasting Disaster Policy & Planning. Island Press. 1999.
21. Haddow, George D. and Jane A. Bullock. Introduction to Emergency Management (2nd Ed.). Burlington, MA: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006.
22. Kincaid, J. Peter. Research and Analysis Methods in Emergency Management. Emmitsburg, MD: FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, December 1998. Accessed at:
23. Laws, Ordinances, Regulations, Plans Establishing, Affecting & Guiding EM
24. Lindell, Michael K., Carla Prater, Ronald W. Perry. Fundamentals of Emergency Management. Emmitsburg MD: FEMA Emergency Management Hi-Ed Project, 2006.
25. Lustic, Ian S. Trapped in the War on Terror. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.
26. May, Peter J, et al. Environmental Management and Governance: Intergovernmental Approaches to Hazards and Sustainability. London & NY: Routledge, 1996.
27. McEntire, David A. Disaster Response Operations and Management. Emmitsburg, MD: FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, September 2005. Accessed at:
28. Mileti, Denis. Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the U.S. Washington, DC: Josephy Henry Press, 1999.
29. Mueller, John. Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them. Free Press, 2006.
30. National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. The 9/11 Commission Report (Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States; Authorized Edition). New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2004.
31. National Research Council. Facing Hazards and Disasters: Understanding Human Dimensions. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2006.
32. National Fire Protection Association. NFPA 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuinty Programs, 2007 Edition. Quincy, MA: NFPA, 2007. At:
33. National Incident Management System (NIMS) materials, including FEMA IS-700.
34. Noji, Eric K. (Ed.). The Public Health Consequences of Disasters. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.
35. Perrow, Charles. 1999. Normal Accidents: Living With High-Risk Technology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
36. Pine, John. Hazard Mapping and Modeling. Emmitsburg MD: FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, November 2006. Accessed at:
37. Pine, John C. Technology and Emergency Management. Emmitsburg MD: FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, February 1999. Accessed at:
38. Platt, Rutherford H. Disasters and Democracy: The Politics of Extreme Natural Events. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1999.
39. Quarantelli, E.L. (ed.) What is a Disaster – Perspectives on the Question. London and New York: Routledge, 1998.
40. Rodrigeuz, Havidan, Enrico L. Quarantelli, and Russell R. Dynes. Handbook of Disaster Research. Springer, 2006.
41. Rottman, Steven J. Individual and Community Disaster Education Course. Emmitsburg, MD: FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, March 2000. Accessed at:
42. Shaw, Greg. Business and Industry Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, and Organizational Contiuity. Emmitsburg MD: FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, November 1999. Accessed at:
43. Shaw, Gregory. Hazards Risk Management. Emmitsburg, MD: FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, January 2004. Accessed at:
44. Smith, Gavin. Holistic Disaster Recovery: Creating a More Sustainable Future. Emmitsburg MD: FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, September 2004. Accessible at:
45. Sylves, Richard T., and William L. Waugh, Jr. Disaster Management In The U.S. and Canada – The Politics, Policymaking, Administration and Analysis of Emergency Management (2nd ed.).
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1996.
46. Tierney, Kathleen J, Michael K. Lindell and Ronald W. Perry. Facing the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States. Joseph Henry Press, 2001.
47. Tobin, Graham A. and Burrell E. Montz. Natural Hazards: Explanation and Integration. New York and London: The Guilford Press, 1997.
48. Waugh, William L. Living With Hazards/Dealing With Disasters-An Introduction To Emergency Management. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2000.
49. Waugh, William L. Jr. Terrorism and Emergency Management. Emmitsburg, MD: FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project College Course, September 2000. Accessed at:
50. Wisner, Ben, Piers Blaikie, Terry Cannon, and Ian Davis. At Risk: Natural Hazards, People’s Vulnerability and Disasters (2nd Ed.). London and New York: Routledge, 2004.
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