Disaster funds: We must find a new way of combating repeated losses that drain funds and cost taxpayers unsustainable amounts.
Terror events: We should take advantage of globalization and look beyond our national borders to learn from first responder services in other countries.
Take some of your vacation time to observe local safety precautions and gain new ideas about increasing community safety from wherever you visit.
While it may seem that all we need to do is map out the station location and measure the percentage of the city that the station 4 and 8 minute zones would cover, there are many more issues that are intertwined with the number and location of stations. Some of the issues that are intertwined are budget, staffing, apparatus, and hazard analysis.
Proper planning is the only way to ensure that our profession moves forward and to create a more successful transition to our eventual retirement.
Having related experience and a training background is key to teaching. A company officer requires experience and training before becoming an educator.
Leadership looks like a great place to be in, you are always making changes and getting recognition. This is what appears to the novice who wants to be a leader, but in reality, this position is often lonely and filled with negativity and confrontation.
Disasters occur quickly and significantly alter local emergency services’ planning, response and recovery actions. Is your local EDM organization ready?
Today, we want to run first responder organizations like businesses. But how much accuracy in data-driven decisions and data collection is sufficient?