Monthly Archives: May 2012

Research Aid: FEMA History


NCJ Number: NCJ 212317 Title: FEMA’s Place in Policy, Law, and Management: A Hazardous Materials Perspective 1979-2003 (From Homeland Security Law and Policy, P 23-55, 2005, William C. Nicholson, ed. — See NCJ-212315) Author(s): William R. Cumming ; Richard T. … Continue reading

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The Earth’s Bounty–Fish Stocks!


A recent book that I found of interest is discussed below: from http://www.amazon.com/The-Most-Important-Fish-Sea/dp/1597261246 “In this brilliant portrait of the oceans’ unlikely hero, H. Bruce Franklin shows how menhaden have shaped America’s national—and natural—history, and why reckless overfishing now threatens their … Continue reading

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What did we know and when did we know it?


Let’s suppose that Mitt Romney takes over as President in 7 months and 20 days. What will be his first actions? If I told you what he has promised, even some for the first day, whether you are a DEM … Continue reading

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This Memorial Day Weekend–One of the reasons we [US] Speak Mostly English!


And here is the Sir Lawrence Olvier version of Shakespeare’s Henry V Act IV, Scene III http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jXFnQUU7yg

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Radiological Emergency Response


HERE is a link to the published document superseding the Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan [FRERP] published in the Federal Register originally in 1986! http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrf_nuclearradiologicalincidentannex.pdf I cannot speak to all the agencies that may be signatory to this document but … Continue reading

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Published 2nd Edition of Claire Rubin’s Emergency Management: The American Experience


Claire’s second edition is out with some major reworking including a chapter on the 2011 BP catastrophe by Dr. Jack Harrald.  There is a disclaimer that none of the chapter authors are professional historians. Disclosure: I helped edit both this … Continue reading

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Australian Research Center


The Aussies have called for papers and reviewers on the following topics that to me look like a splendid effort for a book  to be entitled “The Future of Disaster Management”! Here is the list: Suggested Chapter Titles and Sub-themes: … Continue reading

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