Many Americans don't have a solid understanding of what 911 professionals do during their careers, and that contributes to a salary problem for dispatchers.
Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
In the world of supply chain risk management, natural disasters make for great occasional headlines, but generally poor foundational research. This is probably because such events (aka, “acts of God”) have traditionally been regarded as once-in-a-lifetime occurrences. Data from our annual Future of Supply Chain study suggests that view may be changing.
Proper planning is the only way to ensure that our profession moves forward and to create a more successful transition to our eventual retirement.
The drought is rooted in a dry spell that began in October and is considered "extreme" from southern California to central Kansas.
Today, we want to run first responder organizations like businesses. But how much accuracy in data-driven decisions and data collection is sufficient?
If emergency management agencies do not commit time and resources, as well as create an honest and objective feedback system for training and exercises, we will never be fully competent.
Retirement used to begin at an age when your first responder body was beat up, but you still had time to enjoy your retirement. Things are different now.