ASIS International Presents Inagural Security Book of the Year Award to Fagel

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ASIS International (ASIS) honored author Michael Jay Fagel, PhD, CEM, CH S-IV, with its inaugural Security Book of the Year Award. Fagel’s award-wining book, “Crisis Management and Emergency Planning: Preparing for Today’s Challenges” was published in 2014.

ASIS 2014 Security Book of the Year

The greatest reward is in the knowledge that our textbook will give back to the community and profession we serve in.

ASIS International (ASIS) honored author Michael Jay Fagel, PhD, CEM, CH S-IV, with its inaugural Security Book of the Year Award on Mon., Sept. 29, at the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, held in Atlanta, Ga. Fagel’s award-wining book, “Crisis Management and Emergency Planning: Preparing for Today’s Challenges” was published in 2014.

“The investment of time and talent by book authors and editors is enormous. ASIS has long worked closely with many authors and editors. I felt strongly that there was a need to recognize their commitment and achievement among their peers and within their profession,” stated Lawrence J. Fennelly, CPO, CSS, author and editor of more than 30 security books, who worked with ASIS to establish the award and chair the inaugural award committee.

Dr. Fagel has more than three decades of experience in emergency management and emergency operations. He has been an on-site responder to such disaster events as the Oklahoma City Bombing and the site of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of 9/11. He is an experienced professor, trainer, and consultant and has pretty much seen it all.

The book delves into this experience to present advanced emergency management and response concepts to disasters not often covered in other publications. It includes coverage of planning and preparedness, public health considerations, vulnerability and impact assessments, hospital management and planning, sporting venue emergency planning, and community preparedness including volunteer management.

“This award is a tremendous honor for my colleagues and myself who worked very hard in bringing our third book to fruition. The greatest reward is in the knowledge that our textbook, combined with our collective years of experience, will serve to give back to the community and profession we serve in,” observed Dr. Fagel.

The book may be purchased online in the AS IS Store.

Hard cover, 550 pages
ISBN: 9781466555051
ASIS members: $80
Nonmembers: $88

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. He has published four textbooks on emergency planning, emergency operations, and food safety law. Fagel serves as a columnist for several national trade publications and has appeared on FOX, NBC, CBS, NPR, NY1, and local media outlets.

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ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.

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