Citizen's Guide to Disaster Management

Citizen's Guide to Disaster Management

How to Save Your Own Life and Help Others
Author: Satish Modh
Subject: Others
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Other Details

ISBN 9781403930378
Binding Paperback
Imprints Macmillan Publishers India
Edition 1
Language English

About the Book

Citizen’s Guide To Disaster Management: How To Save Your Own Life And Help Others is meant for general readers. Instructions given in the book can be used by any person for saving himself or herself, his or her family and also community, in case of a disaster. It is a comprehensive work which discusses both natural and man-made disasters. The author has provided a detailed discussion on what is disaster, the types of disaster and how to cope with them – both during and after.

Some of the salient features are:

• Provides information on life-saving measures in case of disasters.

• Familiarises the reader with the dangers inherent in various types of hazards and disasters.

• Helps prepare a disaster plan for individuals, their business and the habitation.

• Helps create a local disaster management cell in the affected area which would coordinate with like-minded people, local government agencies and active NGOs.

• Helps prepare disaster supply kits to aid victims of a disaster.

About Author

Dr Satish Modh holds a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Management from the University of Mumbai. He is a postgraduate in Electronics Engineering and Financial Management. He is a senior executive with Air India and has over 20 years of cumulative experience in Aviation, Management and Training. Dr Modh is a keen researcher and has wide-ranging interests in the fields of Aviation, Strategic Management, Disaster Preparedness and Hindu Philosophy.

Dr Modh visited Kutch after the 26 January 2001 earthquake to help victims and to find out how people fought their cruel fate. Since then he has been organising lectures on disaster preparedness at various forums. He has edited and published books titled Vishwa Mangal Hetawe and Sanskriti Sangam, vols. I and II. He has published research papers on strategic management in prestigious Indian journals like Vikalpa, IIM Ahmedabad, ASCI Journal of Management, Hyderabad and Udyog Pragati, NITIE, Mumbai.

Table of Contents

  • Preface · A Quick Look at the Book · Part I How to Save Your Life in Natural Disasters? · Introduction · Floods · Earthquakes and Landslides · Cyclones and Thunderstorms · Tsunami · Drought · Heatwave and Sandstorms ·. Coldwave and Extreme Cold · Part II How to Save Your Life in Man-made Disasters? · War and Terrorism · Stampede, Riots and Demonstrations · Residential and Industrial Fires · Transportation Accidents · Nuclear Power Accidents · Hazardous Materials and Toxic Emission · Utility Failure · Part III How to Help Others?· Why should I Help Others? · Saving Victims – First Twenty-Four Hours · Conducting Medical Relief Operations · Managing Relief Operations · Psychological Issues · Carrying Out Rehabilitation Work · Part IV How to Prepare Yourself for Disasters?· How do I Plan for Disasters? · Local Disaster Management Cell · How to Prepare a Business Recovery Plan? · Government Response in Disasters · Appendix · Glossary · Index