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 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.
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.
By Daniel Hahn
Faculty Member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Military University
The interesting thing about being an emergency manager is the variations within the field – a professional can work for local, state, or the federal government or in a variety of private sector industries.
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.