The majority of active-duty U.S. troops involved in hurricane relief in Puerto Rico will return home this week, but power restoration and a few other missions are ongoing, said a U.S. general overseeing the effort.
RMS Titanic: What was the point of inserting a bunch of made-up melodrama into an event that was already so tragic and harrowing?
FEMA recently updated the National Incident Management System further defining some of the roles and responsibilities aspects of the Incident Command System and the Emergency Operations Center.
Disaster logistics has elements that can cross over into different curricula. The subject is ripe for discussions and analysis of case studies.
One community that has been absent from disaster assistance for the most part is the corporate world. Should it play a more active role?
When major disasters happen, there are lessons to learn. Safety training is often a part of this dialogue for emergency management employees and citizens.
Many volunteer ambulance agencies throughout the United States have a difficult time staffing their ambulances. Now, there is a volunteer shortage.
Preventing emergencies such as oxygen tank accidents within public safety departments will largely come from training and policy management.
Emergency managers work hard to educate the public about preparation prior to disasters. But emergency managers should change how they educate the public.
The Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2017 protects healthcare volunteers from liability. It will be helpful for disasters or mass casualty events.