Valerie Lucus-McEwen is a certified emergency manager, certified business continuity professional and an adjunct professor for California State University, Long Beach. She can be reached by email.
As the profession moves forward and the demand for degrees increases, there is interest (and pressure) to adopt an accreditation process for emergency management education.
It’s no longer a question about whether degrees are an important part of emergency management. But when considering where and how to get a degree, there’s a big question about the best platform.
You'd think the shadow evacuees would be balanced out by the cry wolf effect - those people who refuse to evacuate. But that would be way too easy.
power goes out?" and "Oh yeah...we need water too".
For emergency management, cloud computing’s biggest advantage can be summed up in three words: virtual mission continuity.
Making every disaster local with technology, social media and volunteer communities.
A global movement creating virtual communities of volunteers using their technical expertise to help out in disasters ... like the Ercis Fault earthquake in Turkey this morning.
Piecing together the critical elements that separate continuity planning and disaster recovery.
Understanding social science research on emergency warnings is key to developing alert and warning plans that grab the public’s attention.
More than 180 emergency management programs dot the country’s higher education landscape, and realistic expectations are needed for students and employers.
For 20 years, college and university campuses have relied on blue-light call boxes to provide remote locations with access to police dispatch.
The H1N1 virus caused the University of California, Davis to re-examine its plans for pandemic influenza.