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This Holiday Season, Reach Out to Those Who Are Hurting

By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety

The holiday season can be a joyous time spent celebrating with family and loved ones and reflecting on another year gone by. But, for many people, the holidays can be extremely difficult. For those struggling with mental health issues or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the holidays can evoke an array of unpleasant emotions.

FEMA’s Craig Fugate Shares Numbers About Response and Recovery to Sandy, One Year Later

By Leischen Stelter

I couldn’t find many news articles about yesterday’s Senate subcommittee hearing on emergency management regarding the ongoing recovery from superstorm Sandy.

The only news article I found highlighted newly elected New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, who doesn’t even have an official name placard yet, but wasted no time during his first congressional hearing criticizing administrative officials about Sandy recovery efforts and the skyrocketing flood insurance rates for residents, as reported the Asbury Park Press.

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!

Emergency and Disaster Management Leadership

By Giles Hoback III
Faculty Member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Military University

In today’s world of planning for all types of threats and hazards, cross-training, and multi-agency responses, the need for educated and experienced emergency management personnel is on the rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a modest growth of 3,900 positions (over a 12% increase) by 2020.[1]