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.
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.
If you work or aspire to work in the public safety field, being a team player is a necessity. Whether you’re a police officer, firefighter, EMT, or emergency manager, lives depend on the strength and unity of teams. And, in today’s world of complex threats, it’s not just how well one team works together, it’s how well teams from different agencies work together in a coordinated response.
In August, In Public Safety will feature articles written by American Military University faculty members investigating the ongoing shifts in teamwork and coordination efforts among public safety agencies.
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 David Munro Faculty Member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Military University
You’ve made the step to pursue formal education in emergency and disaster management. You’ve been learning all your life but have you taken the time to identify the skills required to be a successful EDM student?