Those who live in hurricane-hardened houses that are not in mandatory evacuation zones can stay put. Others might have to choose whether to evacuate.
The International Public Safety Association recently released the Rescue Task Force Best Practices Guide - an important guide that will bridge how public safety agencies handle active shooter incidents.
Fire service quantification and qualification provides ways to show the community how we currently operate and improve ourselves.
As wildfires tore through the North Bay earlier this month, killing at least 42 people and destroying thousands of structures, one of the big problems—with deadly consequences—was a lack of communication. There is an online platform, DisasterAWARE, that will keep first responders and civilians up to date about wildfires and other major disasters.
Preventing emergencies such as oxygen tank accidents within public safety departments will largely come from training and policy management.
In recent months, many hurricanes and other storms have produced widespread floods and flash flooding. However, many communities are not ready for floods.
During the summer, a KKK rally turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia. This type of event is certainly concerning for emergency management.
Tropical storm Nate spent most of Thursday above Central America, where it was blamed for 22 deaths before moving back over water early Friday.
Right on the heels of several devastating hurricanes, forecasters are cautiously urging Alabamians to keep their eye on a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico this week.
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.