Body armor is a relatively controversial issue. It brings up numerous issues about the safety of first responders and the 911 calls they answer.
In the last six months, there have been a number of mass casualty incidents that have forced emergency management professionals to contemplate how to handle mass casualty incidents in the future.
Pennsylvania House Bill 1013 recently passed in the Pennsylvania House. It will help the overall climate of Emergency Medical Services, but some of the language may be a bit vague.
As individuals seek to live healthier, more satisfying lives, many food-related movements are cropping up in the United States. One such movement is suburban farming.
How China handled its recent horrific landslide will likely provide some excellent lessons for other emergency management professionals and academics.
Tropical Storm Cindy is moving inland and has the potential to create flooding in its path. Homeowners should work to prepare now to prevent valuables from getting damaged in flood waters.
What constitutes an emergency differs from person to person, especially when the 911 caller is not trained in emergency management or emergency medicine.
Emergency managers need to utilize the kinesthetic learning style to reach other areas of the public to effectively educate them on personal disaster preparations.
Educating the public on basic outdoor survival techniques conserves emergency team resources and helps to prevent outdoor emergencies.