This manual is intended to be a simple introduction and guide:
• in preparing 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
• in providing ideas, information and tools for those wishing to organise an introductory workshop on emergency preparedness
New edition January 2013. First published 2006.