In this podcast episode, AMU's Drs. Kate Brannum and Michelle Watts discuss their research examining how a mostly volunteer fire service in Guatemala responded to the catastrophic eruption of Volcan de Fuego in 2018 with minimal financial support from the government.
By Dr. Darrell Dantzler
Emergency managers must be actively monitoring global and national response strategies to the novel coronavirus. Learn how state and local emergency managers can improve public communication and potentially mitigate person-to-person transmission through strategies like social distancing.
By Dr. Randall Hanifen
With disaster recovery spending skyrocketing in recent years, should people be required to pass a test in order to qualify for federal response and recovery funds? What's clear is emergency management agencies need new ways to combat repeated losses.
By Leischen Stelter
With no advanced warning, residents of Oroville, California had to evacuate their homes after officials discovered a major hole in a dam that, if it collapsed, would flood the community. Learn how public and private organizations provided immediate support to citizens during this emergency.
By Kurt Binversie
The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew continues to cause major destruction. Learn how members of the public pitched in by using GIS-enabled technology to help emergency officials identify areas that needed immediate disaster response.
By James Weber
Law enforcement plays a critical role in responding to natural or manmade disasters. However, many police agencies struggle with the logistical challenges of emergency management. Are your officers proficient in NIMS and ICS concepts?