The Incident Command System (ICS) is an all-hazards management system suitable for responding to incidents of all sizes and complexities. Learn more about how ICS has been applied beyond the public safety realm and been adopted by public-health agencies, disaster-relief organizations, and environmental-regulatory agencies.
By Dennis Porter
Recently there has been a new round of interest concerning the need to protect our nation from an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack, or a similar scenario, that would cause the collapse of our national electric grid.
A recent article in Homeland Security Today featured Dr.
By Mark Riccardi, Program Director, Homeland Security at American Military University
Crowdsourcing, or using the power of the Internet and social media to “virtually” bring together large groups of people in support of a cause or event, has successfully been used to help emergency responders during disaster management.
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.
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 Grant Adkins
Faculty Member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Military University
Murphy’s Law states, “If anything can go wrong, it will” (Avidor, 2013). The history of emergency and disaster management is replete with mistakes made from complacency, lack of preparation and little or no communication with available resources.
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate doesn’t pretend to be the biggest proponent of social media or even technology in general. “I don’t care about the technology, what I care about is what people use to communicate, the information they share and things they are doing that can help me make a better decision faster–not necessarily more accurate, but faster—to change outcomes,” he said during a February 3 presentation the Tech@State conference.