Natural disasters generate ideal conditions for infectious diseases. Regular surveillance, community outreach and prevention methods are necessary.
Extended power outages: Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are reliant on “a steady uninterrupted supply of power and access to the digital world.”
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.
Prevent injury, trips to the ER, and even tragic deaths by adhering to the The 12 Days of Safety and other advice during the holiday season.
More than a decade after the improvised explosive device became the scourge of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon is battling another relatively rudimentary device that threatens to wreak havoc on American troops: the drone.
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.