Community Emergency Response Teams

The importance of developing a competent and viable community emergency response team that can respond to hazard-specific incidents that directly correlate to the geographic location cannot be underscored enough. Community volunteers make up the majority of these important and life-saving local community teams. It is crucial that these teams are provided with top-level training in Read more about Community Emergency Response Teams[…]

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

One of the primary concerns for emergency managers is trying to reduce the psychological effect disaster-related incidents can have on the human psyche. Depending upon the severity of the incident, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a debilitating condition that lasts for weeks, months, or even years. Treatment for these individuals varies greatly. However, the one Read more about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder[…]

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Hazard Mitigation

There is an inherent specificity required when analyzing what hazard or risk should be mitigated as it correlates to emergency management and safety preparedness. When emergency managers and relevant hazard planners initially plan and mitigate for disasters, potential primary threats and imminent natural or man-made disasters specific to the geographic location must be considered. Here Read more about Hazard Mitigation[…]

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