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Bridging Generations in Emergency Management

The field of emergency management has changed a lot in recent years. Many current emergency managers have hands-on experience but often do not have an academic background in the field, while new or aspiring emergency managers often have an emergency and disaster management education, but not much experience. AMU student George Navarini, who recently was elected to a student leadership position within the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) has a plan to bring those two groups together so they can learn from one another.

FEMA’s New Strategic Plan: What This Means for Federal Emergency Response

By Giles Hoback, III, faculty member, Emergency and Disaster Management & Fire Science Management at American Public University

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) just released its 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, including updates to its mission priorities, key outcomes, and stakeholder communication. The new plan was developed in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s Quadrennial Homeland Security Review and takes its foundation from the same review.

Intelligence Solutions Involved in the Response to the Boston Marathon Bombing

By Richard Pera, Dean of the School of Security and Global Studies at American Military University

Looking back on the 2013 Boston Marathon event is painful for many: Two pressure-cooker bombs were detonated near the finish line, killing three and injuring 264. Americans were shocked yet again as Muslim extremists—in this case the two foreign-born, Americanized Tsarnaev brothers from suburban Boston—committed an unspeakable act of terror against innocent civilians during an event which coincided with “Patriot’s Day,” commemoration of the start of the American Revolutionary War in nearby Lexington and Concord.

From IACP 2012: Prepare for a Coordinated Attack by Changing the Response Paradigm

By Leischen Stelter What have we learned from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which consisted of 11 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across India’s largest city? How can law enforcement agencies, first responders and cities be better prepared to respond to an incident of this scale? Read more about how these questions were addressed by an esteemed panel during the 2012 International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in San Diego.

Will the Elliot Lake Mall Collapse Change Emergency Readiness and Response Policy?

By Michael Sale It always seems eerie to me when I’m attending a conference and the subject of the event is playing out in real life, somewhere else. Such was the case at the recent World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM)when news spread that a mall, in Elliot Lake, Ontario, had collapsed, prompting a call for a Toronto-based HUSAR (Heavy Urban Search and Rescue) team to be dispatched to search for trapped survivors.