Like all professions, emergency management has evolved throughout the years to become what it is today — a defined field of work that’s paving a career path for future employees. The modern concept of emergency management has grown from the civil defense days — when in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created a federal office… Continue Reading »
Ten years after 9/11, the federal government has doled out more than $32 billion to states for anti-terrorism grants. Local officials say that planning and training for disasters has helped communication and decision-making even in common emergency situations. Indiana has received $256 million in federal grants since 2002, with about $5.4 million directed toward District… Continue Reading »
The purpose of this briefing is to discuss gaps that were uncovered in a recent DomPrepsurvey. This survey was created and taken by a panel of experts (DomPrep40 Advisors).Readers of the DomPrep Journal were then asked to take the same survey, the results ofwhich were compared to uncover gaps that need to be addressed.
<This article was updated 11/20/11 due to current trends in homeland security hashtags; see below> While some emergency managers are embracing social media with both arms, others are still avoiding it. However, social media has emerged as an important tool for emergency managers. Emergency managers are using social media as a preparedness tool to engage… Continue Reading »