• Title: Crisis Management and Emergency Planning: Preparing for Today's Challenges
  • Author: Michael J. Fagel
  • Released: 2013-11-27
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 554
  • ISBN: 146655505X
  • ISBN13: 978-1466555051
  • ASIN: 146655505X
Review

A true professional, Mike Fagel arrived at FDNY WTC Incident Command Post on Duane Street, a short distance from Ground Zero, as chaos was still not contained. He organized, directed, and cajoled until order again appeared in our health and safety efforts for the thousands of personnel struggling at rescuing and recovering the victims of 9/11.
Charles R. Blaich, Deputy Chief of Department, FDNY (Ret.), Colonel, USMC (Ret.)

... a must read for emergency managers, planners, first-line responders plus faculty, and students involved in the study of emergency response, homeland security, and public health. Mike Fagel has a rare combination of both superb academic and hands-on, first-responder credentials.
Colonel Randall J. Larsen, USAF (Ret.), Director, Institute for Homeland Security

Mike Fagel demonstrates, in his third textbook, his on-the-job expertise as an emergency manager. As someone who has known Mike for many years, I highly recommend his approach and his concepts. He continues to pursue the professional development of the field of emergency management and this is demonstrated in his most recent work. Dr. Fagel is committed to using his real world 'on-the-job' approach to making the rest of us safer.
Edward Plaugher, Fire Chief (Ret.), Arlington County Fire Department, Arlington, Virginia

If you have ever had an emergency management situation, Mike’s classroom teachings and publications are a must for your agency. Mike’s real-world experience, most recently involving many events we see in the news and his willingness to educate our first responders, is an opportunity that should be utilized by all agencies.
Patrick B. Perez, Kane County Sheriff

This book complements earlier treatments of EOC design and operations by Dr. Fagel, and offers the practitioner new confidence- building measures for confronting a range of public health, agroterrorism, and active shooter incidents that can impact a community and shake the confidence of the populace to return to normalcy. His focus on the best use of social media and other communication modalities is timely and important in shaping contemporary planning and community resilience. Maintaining the trust and confidence of the element of effective emergency management and this book is a toolkit for best practices in citizen-centric preparedness.
Robert J. Coullahan, CEM, CPP, CBCP, President, Readiness Resource Group

Dr. Fagel has experience in both traditional emergency management and agriculture operations that provide a unique understanding required for successful crisis management and emergency planning.
Jeff M. Witte, Director/Secretary, New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Dr. Michael Fagel has assembled a group of experts in a variety of areas of emergency management and has edited a highly usable book that belongs to the desks of EM professionals. Most emergency operation plans have appendices relating to specific critical events. The organization of Fagel’s book around hazard-specific issues makes it easy to find useful guidance when planning for a wide range of critical incidents from agroterrorism to pandemics to active shooters to large-scale public events. The coverage is very up to date, as evidenced by references in 2013 and coverage of such modern topics as the impact of social media on emergency management. ... In conclusion, it is a book that is easy to recommend.
Frank K. Cartledge, Alumni Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Louisiana State University

... Dr. Fagel has meticulously detailed all the important aspects associated with preventing, responding, and recovering from an attack on agribusiness and the food supply. Mike introduces the subject by showing the immense scope and size of the number-one industry in the United States, agriculture, and the allied industries of food production. He outlines the complexity of the farm-to-table continuum making a special effort to point out where security should be improved.
Stan W. Casteel, DVM, PhD, Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Fagel and his colleagues offer a must-read, crucial body of knowledge for any professional involved in disaster management; from incident commanders to first responders in the field.
—Kimble L. Richardson, MS, LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, LCAC

These chapters provide evidence-based guidelines in terms of funding, disaster planning, and business continuity for hospitals in preparing for an all-hazards event. Given recent natural and man-made catastrophic events in our country, there could be no better time for hospitals to focus on their individual and collective emergency preparedness and response. Facts and questions are posed in a way to give hospitals a pause for thought of a serious and planned approach to evolving their emergency response beyond the typical internal situations.
—Sheila Mishler, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC



About the Author

Michael Jay Fagel, PhD, CEM, CH S-IV, has been involved in many phases of public service. His professional career spans nearly four decades in Fire, Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Emergency Management, as well as corporate safety and security. Since 2003, he has supported many phases of Homeland Security operations in numerous capacities.

Currently, he is an instructor at the Illinois Institute of Technology-Stuart School of Business, Masters in Public Affairs Program, as well as at Northwestern University in the Masters of Public Policy and Administration Program, delivering master level courses in biodefense, terrorism, and homeland security. He also teaches Homeland Security at Northern Illinois University, Benedictine University’s Masters in Public Health Program, as well as an instructor at Eastern Kentucky University, Safety Security Emergency Management Masters program. Also, he supported the U.S. Army’s SBCCOM at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in their WMD facility support operations for 48 months. He spent 32 months standing up the National Guard Bureau’s CERIAC Fusion Center operations. He is a senior instructor at Louisiana State University’s National Center for Bio Medical Research and training (NCBRT). He serves as an SME for the National Center for Security and Preparedness, based in Albany, supporting New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. He has been involved in the training of Fusion Center and Intelligence officials in numerous training classes for DHS.
He has delivered several hundred lectures across the nation and written over 200 articles on safety and disaster planning. Also, he served the National Domestic Preparedness Office SLAG team (NDPO) at the FBI in Washington.

Fagel spent 10 years at FEMA in their Occupational Safety and Health Cadre in Washington, responding to incidents and disasters such as the Oklahoma City Bombing where he worked as a safety officer and CISD de briefer. He spent over 100 days at the World Trade Center for FDNY at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks.He was involved in numerous NLE efforts as well as Salt Lake City EOC operations in 2002. He has been an exercise developer and lead for several regional operations as well as for specific federal partners.

He has spent several deployments in the Middle East helping to create a national response plan and create a new FEMA-type organization. He was a delegate to the European Conference on Emergency Management held in Budapest in 2007.

Along with other assignments, Fagel is a Homeland Security Analyst at the Argonne National Laboratories engaged in the protection of critical infrastructure. He has served on numerous OSHA VPP inspection teams as an SGE, with a background in safety, security, and disaster preparedness.

Also, he is a member of the Northern Illinois Critical Incident Stress Debriefing team, the International Association of Fire Chiefs Committee on Safety and Health, and served on their Terrorism Committee. He served on the Illinois Terrorism Task Force and was the Region V President for the International Association of Emergency Managers; also, he was a Certified Emergency Manager Commissioner (CEM) for IAEM as well. He spent 28 years at North Aurora Fire as EMS Coordinator and Emergency Management Planner. Currently, he is a member of the board of trustees for the Sugar Grove (Illinois) Township Fire Protection District: he was a Sheriff’s Deputy for 10 years, and has returned to the Kane County Sheriffs office in various training and support roles.

He has published four textbooks on Emergency Planning, Emergency Operations and Food Safety Law, as well as an editor for numerous trade textbooks. He serves as a columnist for several national trade publications.

Fagel, M.J., Principles of Emergency Management: Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation Strategies, Boston, MA, Taylor & Francis, 2011.
Fagel, M.J., Principles of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), Boston, Massachusetts, Taylor & Francis, 2010.
Fagel, M.J., Emergency Operations: EOC Design, Louisville, Kentuky, Chicago Spectrum Press, 2008.
Fagel, S.S., Food Safety Law, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1997.

He has appeared on FOX, NBC, CBS, NPR, NY1, and local media outlets.

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