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Enhance Your Emergency and Disaster Career with EMAP Assessment

If you are new to the field of emergency and disaster management and want to understand what an emergency management program is, take some time and get involved in an Emergency Management Standard program (EMAP) assessment. AMU EDM professor Daniel Hahn is also the Plans Section Chief for the Santa Rosa County Florida, Division of Emergency Management. Learn more about his experience going through the EMAP assessment and the benefits of conducting an in-depth evaluation of the program.

FEMA’s New Strategic Plan: What This Means for Federal Emergency Response

By Giles Hoback, III, faculty member, Emergency and Disaster Management & Fire Science Management at American Public University

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) just released its 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, including updates to its mission priorities, key outcomes, and stakeholder communication. The new plan was developed in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s Quadrennial Homeland Security Review and takes its foundation from the same review.

150 Years Later: A Historic Look at Emergency Management after the Battle of Gettysburg

By Leischen Stelter

July 1-3, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Thousands of people are expected to visit the grounds of this historic battle site that changed the course of U.S. history. While the majority of people are fascinated by the leadership and battle tactics, Jim Redick, director of emergency preparedness and response for the City of Norfolk, VA, has taken a different approach to understanding this event.