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ADB's Emergency and Rehabilitation Assistance on Flood-Affected Areas
By Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
The climate change phenomenon has contributed to severe weather disturbances over the past years, inflicting serious damage on vulnerable groups of people. This synthesis provides key lessons drawn from project evaluations and completion reports of Asian Development
The Landlord's Friend by Mary Leadbeater
By Lucille Redmond
Price: Free! Words: 17,450. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The Landlord's Friend is a pamphlet published in 1813 by Irish Quaker Mary Leadbeater for the instruction and education of the brutal Anglo-Irish landlords. It is a fascinating glimpse into the Ireland of the years between the 1798 Rising and the Great Hunger.
Survival Guide for Beginners
By Vitaly Pedchenko
Price: Free! Words: 18,830. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Backpacking
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Super storm Sandy ripped up the eastern seaboard of the United States, leaving death and destruction in its path. While everyone knew the storm's path, and when it would strike, people and the community as a whole were caught off guard by the devastation. Super storm sandy provides an example of why preparing for the worst-case scenario is the prudent path to take.
The Ultimate Bug Out Bag for Pets Evacuating with Pets, Short-term and Zombie Apocalypse!
By J. Godsey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This extended article (8K word) is a comprehensive reference, covering the complete emergency supply list for all your pets: dogs, cats, and other small household pets. It includes a full checklists of materials and product recommendations for First Aid Kits and Bug Out Bags.
The Economics of a Storm
By Catherine Jaime
Series: Economics Simply Put. Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
What happens when a major storm barrels through an area? In addition to the tragedy of loss of life and loss of property that accompanies so many of these storms, we also see shortages and cries of price gauging. In this short work on the topic, Catherine lays out her argument for why price gauging is not evil, and that artificially maintaining low prices in a crisis situation is not virtuous.
Hurricane Preparation Guide
By Jack Cotton, Jr
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Real estate
How Do You Prepare For The BIG Storm? There are things to do long before a storm arrives to your area as well as right before it hits. This comprehensive guide will make sure you have the bases covered. From inside the house, to special considerations to those with docks, piers and pools, this guide will help you weather the storm.
ADB’s Response to Natural Disasters and Disaster Risks
By Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development
This brief highlights lessons and recommendations from an independent evaluation report that assesses the Asian Development Bank's support for disaster prevention and recovery programs during 1995–2011.
Intense Climate-Related Natural Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
By Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
The frequency of intense floods and storms is increasing globally and in Asia and the Pacific amid the specter of climate change, pointing to the need for better mitigation and adaptation to natural disasters. This synthesis presents the lessons drawn from evaluations of information sourced from publicly available databases.
FEMA U.S. Fire Administration The Changing Face of the Fire Service: A Handbook on Women in Firefighting - Recruitment, Reproductive Issues, Sexual Harassment, Protective Clothing
By Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 57,820. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
The purpose of this document is to help the fire service manager cope with the firefighting workforce as it changes from an all-male environment to one that includes women. The handbook offers guidance and suggestions from people who have experience and expertise in the areas that affect women's integration into fire suppression ranks.
FEMA U.S. Fire Administration Strategies for Marketing Your Fire Department - Today and Beyond
By Progressive Management
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,290. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The purpose of this manual is to assist fire service leaders in examining the future, the role of the fire service in that future, and ways to "get there from here." It is designed to provide a fire chief, a public information officer, and other leaders in the fire service with guidance and tips on marketing.
U.S. Fire Administration Technical Report Series Special Report: Rail Emergencies, Amtrak Sunset Limited Domestic Terrorism, Amtrak Derailment, Eleven Case Studies
By Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 15,120. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
The USFA has selected the topic of rail emergencies as the subject of a special report under the Major Fires Investigation Program. The focus of this report will be the planning and response aspects of managing large scale rail emergencies from the standpoint of command and control, with the objective of providing care to the injured.
2012 Funding Alternatives for Emergency Medical and Fire Services - Writing Effective Grant Proposals, Local, State and Federal Funding for EMS and Fire, Foundations and Corporate Grants
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,920. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
The purpose of this manual is to identify the various grants and innovative funding alternatives available for emergency medical services (EMS) and fire protection services. Where appropriate, a discussion of the pros and cons of a particular funding source is discussed.
Emergency Preparedness Plans: Be Prepared!
By Chris Kern
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,300. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
Emergency Preparedness Plans, only available in digital form as an ebook, is the definitive guide to help you learn about disasters and emergency situations that occur every day and how to create the best emergency preparedness plan for you and your family to greatly increase your safety and chances of survival.
The Art of Urban Survival - A family safety and self defense manual
By Stefan Verstappen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 77,920. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Violence & harassment
This is an encyclopedia of crime prevention and disaster preparedness knowledge that covers a wide spectrum from; what to do if your child has been abducted, to how to decontaminate after being exposed to nuclear fallout. From; how to tell if someone is lying, to the three basic tactics used by predators.
Apocalypse 12-21-12 The Mayan Prophecies
By James Burton Anderson
Price: $9.93 USD. Words: 40,910. Language: American English. Published: June 23, 2012 by James B Anderson. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
In his unique book Apocalypse 12-21-12 The Mayan Prophecies an engineer/astronomer offers startling valuable information on the meaning of the long-count calendar. In useful terms he shares his important study of the 2012 “End of Time” and the many real and present dangers we face. Are we in imminent danger? The urgent scenarios are explored, along with helpful advice on how to survive.
21st Century FEMA Study Course: Applications of GIS for Emergency Management (IS-922) - Geographical Information Systems Database Tools, Fundamentals, History, Usefulness
By Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,330. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) describes how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) work and how using GIS can improve emergency management.
21st Century FEMA Study Course: Retail Security Awareness: Understanding the Hidden Hazards (IS-912) - Identifying and Report Suspicious Purchases or Thefts of Dangerous Products by Terrorists
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,840. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) was written to make persons involved in commercial retail operations aware of the actions they can take to identify and report suspicious purchases.
21st Century FEMA Study Course: Emergency Management Preparedness Fundamentals (IS-910)
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,050. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) introduces and overviews basic preparedness concepts and present basic strategies for improving community preparedness.
21st Century FEMA Study Course: Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone (IS-909), Practical Emergency Preparedness Steps for Families and Communities
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,060. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) presents a model program for community preparedness.
21st Century FEMA Study Course: Improving Preparedness and Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships (IS-662)
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 69,380. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) discusses the steps to establish public-private partnerships and the importance of joint planning.