Emergency Management

What’s the Best Way to Deliver Emergency Management Training?

California’s training chief, Curry Mayer, addresses effective emergency management education.

The Story Behind #530slide: Social Media During Emergency Response

The recent mudslide in Oso, Wash., showed the power of social media during times of crisis.

There Is No Perfect Solution to Preventing School Violence

In the wake of last week's mass stabbings at a Pennsylvania high school, there have been questions about how school violence continues in spite of security measures and training undertaken by districts.

Homeowners Beef Up Preparedness with Storm Shelters

Association estimates that as many as 200,000 safe rooms have been added in Texas and Oklahoma in the last year.


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April 17, 2014

Amid concerns about dispatch times, the Dane County, Wis., 911 center will start having dispatchers alert responders more quickly for serious emergencies.

April 17, 2014

One state university could get $15 million in federal money to support programs that train police how to address situations like the recent Fort Hood shooting.

April 16, 2014

When the owner of a small tech firm shared the discovery with utility security officials, the DHS advised power grid operators to upgrade their software.

April 15, 2014

The First Responder Network Authority is looking for a new general manager to take Bill D’Agostino's place and lead the nationwide communications project.

April 15, 2014

The plan aims to protect lives and commercial activities against a “mounting threat” from nation states and individuals trying to hack into utility companies.

April 15, 2014

Ohio geologists have found a probable connection between fracking and several mild earthquakes in a region that had never experienced a temblor until recently.

April 14, 2014

The Real Time Evacuation Planning Model allows emergency managers to run hypotheticals on locations in the U.S. to see how long it would take to get people out.

April 14, 2014

A fertilizer mixing operation blew up April 17, 2013, devastating the quiet central Texas town and killing 15.

April 11, 2014

Some government officials and emergency management agencies are finding Twitter to be a fast, cheap and easy method of advertising job openings.

April 11, 2014

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has put a compendium of federal spectrum use online at Spectrum.gov.

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