Employers need to emphasize the importance of running through training scenarios. Trained employees will be able to make the right decision in emergencies.
With the creation of EMS, hazardous materials, technical rescue and fire inspection services, a typical paid fire department must now be an all-hazards planning and response organization. As a result, first responder training and education has also undergone improvements.
Emergency managers should contemplate unique scenarios citizens may be faced with to help citizens understand what to do when faced with a major disaster event.
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.
Rudolph Giuliani was a little known name outside of New York until 9/11. Now, 16 years later, he is still on evening news programs providing his assessment of leadership.
I would propose that you require a certain number of business cards from other conference attendees that you did not know prior to attending. More strategically, you need cards from your rank and higher and the follow-up strategy for that contact.
Emergency managers must know and understand their given jurisdictions to prevent certain public safety emergencies from happening and resolve some of the issues surrounding hoarding behavior.
Washington has one of the highest levels of homeless students in the nation. And in a three-year span, when the number of homeless students in Washington grew by 30 percent, the amount of federal funding provided to help those students only increased by 8 percent.
NOAA released an animation last year that displays every recorded earthquake between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2015.
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.