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. Michael Pittaro
Even though correctional officers are used to being exposed to communicable, infectious diseases, it is critical that prisons devise an action plan to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Learn about the unique challenges of trying to contain the virus within the nation’s correctional institutions.
The fast spread of coronavirus poses a major risk to public health in the US and globally. In this podcast, AMU’s Dr. Samer Koutoubi discusses COVID-19’s impact on schools and businesses, local health protocols, the benefits of social distancing, and how communities can prepare for the growing number of cases.
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 Natalie French
Jurisdictions that are facing a lack of resources can enhance their emergency management strategy by building strong partnerships in the community. Learn how emergency managers can conduct comprehensive outreach efforts and why they must do so long before a disaster strikes.
By Allison G. S. Knox
The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas highlighted just how vulnerable a community can be to natural disasters. Learn more about vulnerability and how communities can best prepare for potentially devastating storms.