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Ready or Not: The Challenges of Adopting Technology

The speed at which technology has advanced in recent years is mind blowing, but many public safety agencies struggle to understand available technology. The bottom line is that technology is not going away. Leaders and administrators must seek to understand how technology works, how it can be applied, and, most importantly, how it can help further their mission of protecting and serving the public.

In the month of July, In Public Safety will feature articles written by American Military University faculty members about the benefits and challenges of technology in public safety agencies.

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.

Hurricane Season Has Officially Begun: Tips for Preparation & Cleanup

By Evan Rosenberg, faculty member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Public University

Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast means dealing with hurricanes and their after-effects. The impact of a storm can affect one’s life for months, if not years, after it makes landfall. Survivors may be facing loss of job, loss of child-care options, loss of value in the residence, and more.

New High School Integrates Emergency Management into Core Curriculum

On Sept. 9, 120 high school students in New York City will begin a unique academic adventure that teaches them the skills and knowledge they need to be in emergency management.

You read that right: high school.

Frankly, I would be shocked if 20 percent of high school guidance counselors in the country knew that emergency management was a potential profession and here is an entire school dedicated to developing EM leaders!