Margaret Steen is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine.
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Developing a volunteer program before disaster strikes can be invaluable. Here’s how to do it.
The state, with its unique setting, works to secure its food supply.
Budget cuts are a particular cause for concern because they affect many public health efforts, from tracking disease outbreaks to encouraging vaccinations.
Emergency managers and the public now have easy access to information for most disaster scenarios.
In the future, sensors traditionally used to detect temperature or noise could be utilized by emergency managers and first responders to enhance their response.
There are numerous, ongoing threats to our water supply. Some of them could be catastrophic.
However, many in the emergency management community are still determining the best way to use them.
A system tested at the 2012 Republican National Convention gave a glimpse into the possible future of public safety communications.
The Commercial Mobile Alert System uses modern technology to deliver emergency alerts to targeted audiences.
Whether physical or virtual, the purpose of the BEOC is to help the community return to normal faster and mitigate the damage caused by the disaster.
Emergency managers disagree about how useful the CEM certification is to individuals and to the profession.
Tornado outbreaks created a deadly spring and devastated some cities.
Project RED determines how best to route cellular 911 calls — initially all calls went through the state Highway Patrol.
Emergency management will change as the population shifts, funding streams change and threats like terrorism evolve.