Dr. Scott Burns has over 50 years of experience with geo-disasters all over the world. He will talk mostly about earthquakes, landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions, fires, and tsunamis in the Pacific Northwest but will use examples from all over the world. Emergency managers first need to understand the potential geo-disasters of their region and then prepare the community (businesses, families, schools, hospitals, police, etc.) for these. An understanding of the potential geo-disasters of the area is fundamental for any Emergency Manager.
Emergency management -- United States -- Planning, Disaster relief -- Social aspects, Emergency management -- Citizen participation, Emergency management -- Political participation
Emergency and Disaster Management
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Burns, Scott F., "Geodisaster Resilience – Quakes, Floods, Slides and More" (2021). Toward Resilient Futures. 2.