According to several scholars, society moves in cycles. If the drug epidemic is moving in a cyclical fashion, it is important to figure out what the community factors are to break the cycle.
Many fire departments and Emergency Medical Services agencies are placing oxygen masks on ambulances for animal-related emergencies.
Collaboration is an important component of emergency management. Do we need more policies in place to help fuel collaboration between departments?
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.
Emergency managers need to utilize the kinesthetic learning style to reach other areas of the public to effectively educate them on personal disaster preparations.
As the summer months heat up, a few dogs in the United States will perish in a hot car because their owner left them behind. Education and legislation have worked well to help prevent these deaths, but we need more of a societal shift in behavior to prevent more heat-related dog deaths.
In some areas, it is difficult to staff ambulances without volunteers. One Pennsylvania volunteer ambulance association was forced to close its doors due to a lack of volunteers.
Recently, public interest in the tiny house movement has gained momentum, but homeowners and public safety officials cannot overlook numerous safety issues.
Emergency management and technology are going to keep changing. Emergency managers should contemplate how they may reach their audiences with the changing times.