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Addressing the vulnerabilities in today s critical infrastructure to natural disasters and terrorism, this practical book describes what you should be doing to protect your infrastructure before the unthinkable happens. You learn how to maintain command and control in any disaster, and how to predict the probability of those disasters. Written by two highly regarded experts in the field, this one-of-a-kind book shows you how to simplify risk assessments and emergency response procedures to disasters affecting our critical national and local infrastructure.This practical resource helps you...* Understand the latest technologies that help assure word gets out quickly after an act of terrorism, a severe weather occurance, or other destructive event occurs.* Set up procedures for 4Ci (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and intelligence).* Assure that critical public services such as 911 centers will survive a catastrophic event.* Learn the basics of what a good emergency response plan should contain for critical infrastructure providers.* Create step-by-step plans and templates for assessing vulnerability in hospitals, government agencies, police and fire departments, EMT centers, water supplies, power grids, telecommunication networks, large business enterprises, and more.* Develop safeguards and standards for critical infrastructure systems and write first alert procedures.* Discover ways to have seismic, weather and other alerts delivered to your telephone, wireless phone, blackberry or email... almost as they happen!Special Online Access with your Book Purchase!Actually log in online to the vast Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) repository of weather, seismic, infrastructure, and demographic data to compute real probabilities of exposure to earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornados, lightning strikes, and more! Plus, gain access to some of the most useful PDC analytical tools.
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