Working in emergency medical services (EMS) can be extremely stressful for responders. To provide the best service to patients under such conditions, it’s critical that EMS teams be comprised of a group of trusted people. However, building a strong team is easier said than done.
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.
Attendees of the Mid-Atlantic Intel & Law Enforcement Training Seminar (INLETS) were treated to some Hollywood star power with a keynote address by Captain Richard Phillips, whose capture by Somali pirates was famously depicted in the movie, Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks.
Learn more about Phillips' perspective on leadership, his confidence in the power of training, and his unyielding attitude to never give up as the reasons he survived the 2009 hijacking of the MV Maersk Alabama.