Often contracted through microscopic carcinogens that latch onto fire gear or their skin, cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters.
Emergency personnel who respond to disasters experience a wide range of physical and mental health issues. As a result, it is important to take steps to mitigate the effects of responding to these emergencies.
Beat the Flu: The CDC says that the number of people who have seen healthcare providers for the flu is the highest since 2004.
As the last few years have seen some surprising temperatures, it becomes increasingly important for first responders to conduct cold weather training.
Are students still equipped with the skills they need to manage a small-scale emergency if certification programs only involve training for a test?
Are citizens in need of further training and education regarding emergency management efforts? Perhaps by improving educational awareness, there would be less public irritation and better understanding of emergency management principles.
The train derailment in Washington this week highlights just how important training classes about train emergencies are when lives are at stake.
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.
Training every day citizens on emergency situations is a growing trend that will shape how emergencies are managed in the future.
Educating a parent about appropriate water safety measures may be a more effective solution to decreasing swimming-related emergencies.