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. Randall Hanifen
One of the movements in the fire service over the past two decades is the movement towards community risk reduction as opposed to fire prevention. Learn more about how this change in philosophy lowers the overall risk to the community while helping to save lives and improve the local economy.
By Leischen Stelter
Autistic individuals are seven times more likely than non-autistic individuals to need the help of emergency responders. Follow these important tips on how to recognize signs of the disorder and how to adapt your response in situations involving an individual with autism.
By Leischen Stelter
College students are a prime target for disaster preparedness education. AMU professor Kevin Kupietz conducted research showing how well students retain preparedness information when it's integrated into their core college courses.
By Dennis Porter
A recent Congressional committee meeting discussed how the nation must prepare for a widespread power outage. But more planning must be done at the state and local level. Here's why police and fire departments must include grid-down scenario planning and ways to modify response.
Mason Pooler has spent 17 years as a firefighter and paramedic. “Recently, we installed more than 350 smoke alarms in a neighborhood that has experienced the most fires in our city… Experiencing the gratitude of those families was amazing,” he says. Read more about Mason’s rewarding career as a firefighter.
By Dr. Shana Nicholson
Firefighting and public safety careers are stressful professions. In order to deal with such stress, public safety professionals must adopt positive coping skills. Learn more about stress management techniques, including why it's so important to have interests and hobbies outside of your public safety world.