By Kurt Binversie
The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew continues to cause major destruction. Learn how members of the public pitched in by using GIS-enabled technology to help emergency officials identify areas that needed immediate disaster response.
By Anthony Mangeri
Across the country, communities are experiencing an increase of both planned and spontaneous protests. It is critical that public safety agencies, including emergency management, law enforcement, and the fire service, work together to prepare. Here's how to create a strategy for protests or civil events.
By Joseph Neiberger
Social media has become a critical communication channel for emergency management agencies, yet many municipalities remain hesitant to embrace the technology. For my final thesis project, I evaluated my local emergency management agency’s use of social media and developed a communication plan that adopts social media.
By Dennis Porter
A recent Congressional committee meeting discussed how the nation must prepare for a widespread power outage. But more planning must be done at the state and local level. Here's why police and fire departments must include grid-down scenario planning and ways to modify response.
George Navarini has been involved in emergency management, as both a professional and a volunteer, for more than 40 years. “This career really gave me the ability to save lives and relieve people’s suffering after a disaster,” he says. Learn more about George’s career and how emergency managers have a direct impact on people's lives before, during, and after a disaster.
Merritt Kearns has worked in fire and emergency services for the last 24 years. “A career in the fire service allows me to help people in my community during their time of need,” he says. Learn more about AMU faculty member Merritt Kearns and how his role as an educator allows him to help the next generation of firefighters.