By Allison G. S. Knox
Natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes can devastate communities. Learn how such destruction is multiplied during the coronavirus pandemic, which is causing socioeconomic, environmental, and other social challenges.
In this podcast, Dr. Kevin Kupietz talks about being deployed to evacuate cruise ships as a member of the National Disaster Medical System. Learn how the COVID-19 outbreak has forced emergency managers to be adaptable, flexible and creative; the importance of all-hazards training; the value of diversity among emergency management professionals; and the need for more volunteers during this uncertain time.
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 Drs. Kate Brannum and Michelle Watts
After a volcanic eruption in Guatemala, firefighters gave time, energy, and money out of their own pockets to keep response efforts going. AMU faculty members interviewed some of those firefighters about the country's reliance on volunteers for disaster response, despite the lack of government support and resources.
By Kurt Binversie
California wildfires are causing massive and widespread devastation. Learn about the indispensable Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) technology that first responders and the public are using to get real-time information about these unpredictable fires.
By Kurt Binversie
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused massive and widespread damage. Unfortunately, hurricane season isn't over. Here are some of the best Geospatial Intelligence System (GIS) websites that provide critical data so responding agencies know where the storm will hit.