Captain Derek Williams, Fire Captain and Battalion Safety Officer for the City of Mesa, Arizona offers his expert advice on what to do should you encounter a flash flood. Captain Williams also discusses swiftwater rescues and the training he completed.
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.
Educating the public on basic outdoor survival techniques conserves emergency team resources and helps to prevent outdoor emergencies.
Rather than starting at zero in terms of recruiting efforts, ambulance agencies need to think about where they can find volunteers.
National EMS Week was originally created by President Gerald Ford to recognize Emergency Medical Services personnel. The week serves as a great opportunity for EMS agencies to educate the public on what they do while also expressing their agency needs.
Can you afford to limit the pool of applicants to only those with all of the certifications? Unlike a business degree, firefighting certifications only work in one job and the general public does not go to school to see if they want to be a firefighter, thus the pool is very limited.
Solving the recruitment puzzle: Many volunteer ambulance agencies are having extraordinary trouble trying to staff their ambulances.
Risk management should be included in the curricula of the American public education system. It could help students develop critical thinking skills while understanding the fundamental components of emergency management.