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.
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.
By Giles Hoback, III, faculty member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Public University
At some point in our careers, we have all had to call for backup. Now getting information and electronic “backup” is much easier with the widespread use of cloud computing, smartphones, and apps tailored to specific functions.
By David Munro Faculty Member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Military University
You’ve made the step to pursue formal education in emergency and disaster management. You’ve been learning all your life but have you taken the time to identify the skills required to be a successful EDM student?
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.