Federal Emergency Management: Elements and Considerations


Lewis B. Adams (Editor)

Series: Government Procedures and Operations, Defense, Security and Strategies
BISAC: POL012000

The federal government plays a significant role in emergency management, which generally refers to activities associated with avoiding and responding to natural and human-caused hazards. Emergency management in the United States is highly decentralized and contextual in nature: activities often involve multiple jurisdictions as well as a vast number of agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private sector entities. In addition, the number and type of actors involved in an incident will vary tremendously depending on the context and severity of the event. Similarly, the legal framework through which emergency management functions and activities are authorized is also decentralized and stems from multiple authorities. This book describes the process for requesting federal assistance for major disasters, emergencies, and fire suppression, with a focus on Presidential Policy Directive 8 and the National Preparedness System; the Federal Stafford Act Disaster Assistance; and federal disaster recovery programs. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Federal Emergency Management: A Brief Introduction
(Bruce R. Lindsay, CRS)

Presidential Policy Directive 8 and the National Preparedness System: Background and Issues for Congress
(Jared T. Brown, CRS)

Federal Stafford Act Disaster Assistance: Presidential Declarations, Eligible Activities, and Funding
(Francis X. McCarthy, CRS)

FEMA’s Disaster Declaration Process: A Primer
(Francis X. McCarthy, CRS)

Federal Disaster Recovery Programs: Brief Summaries
(Carolyn V. Torsell, CRS)


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