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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.

Public Safety Professionals Must be Aware of Public Relations

By Allison G. S. Knox, M.A., B.A., EMT-B, professor at American Military University

Often times, first responders don’t contemplate the importance of good public relations. For some individuals, public relations have connotations that are anything but appealing. However, it is critically important for first responders to be keenly aware of how they present themselves because this can directly affect their own careers and departments.

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.

Community Outreach During Disasters Improving with Social Media

By Merritt Kearns                           
Faculty Member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Public University

According to the National Incident Management System and the National Response Framework, community outreach during disasters is the responsibility of public information officers (PIO). PIOs must keep the public informed with accurate and timely information within the framework of the incident command system.