This manual is a simple introduction to emergency management. It gives the background to natural and human-made emergencies and disasters and it will guide you:
• to prepare for emergencies at agency and community levels
• to make it easier to understand the larger reference books for those new to this field
• to ensure uniform terminology and consistent language for all those working towards a safer world
• to provide ideas, information, games and tools for those wishing to organise an introductory workshop on emergency preparedness.