+Nicholson, William C., Emergency Response and Emergency Management Law: Cases and Materials (Charles C. Thomas 2003)
Disasters & the Law
UC Berkeley School of Law
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"As the first text to be published on emergency response and emergency management law, this book addresses important topics. First, emergency response law is considered with the goal of providing an understanding of the legal challenges faced on a daily basis by the front line troops in emergent situations. The emergency response law section begins with the duty to respond and proceeds through the wide range of legal issues that arise during response. Training accidents, vehicle issues, dispatch, Emergency Medical Services issues, and "Good Samaritan" acts are all covered. The emergency management discussion begins with the responsibilities of local and state governments, after which federal emergency management law is treated. The text contains useful suggestions for optimizing the alliance between attorneys and emergency managers, which is a key element in comprehensive preparedness. Law school classes and practicing attorneys will find the text to be an important resource for learning emergency response and emergency management law. Emergency responders and emergency managers will find its straightforward style to be both comprehensible and useful in their preparedness efforts. A partnership composed of emergency responders, emergency management professionals and their attorneys will be able to use the book as the basis for mutually informative discussions of legal issues. Attorneys who will be at the side of business and government chief executives in the aftermath of emergencies and disasters will find the work to be of particular value. At the end of each chapter, questions and problems refer back to the text. These resources highlight the principal issues and serve as a valuable teaching tool for the instructor." —Publisher's description.