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In Public Safety is an American Military University (AMU) sponsored blog that features analysis and commentary on issues relating to fire services, emergency management, law enforcement and national intelligence.
This blog features in-depth discussions authored by leading experts with decades of experience in their field.
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While our roots are in the military, American Military University’s student body is largely comprised not only of military personnel, but of those actively engaged in the fields of fire service, emergency management, law enforcement, intelligence and national security.
AMU has developed strategic relationships with key influencer organizations such as the International Association of Emergency Managers, FBI National Academy Associates, International Association of Chiefs of Police, International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, and the American Correctional Officers not only to further its credibility within these professions, but to offer those who work within them useful information so they can be better prepared for advancement and leadership opportunities.
For more information concerning AMU educational offerings, including degree, certificate and leadership programs for fire service professionals, please reach out to Anthony Mangeri, AMU’s resource for the field, at AMangeri@apus.edu.
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Be ready to respond by combating fatigue–
The cause of fatigue is difficult to untangle as it involves actions by both agencies and individuals
What is vicarious trauma and how to protect firefighters–
Moderating exposure to secondary trauma and practicing self-care can help firefighters avoid PTSD
Female firefighters: Delivering strength under fire–
Female firefighters are held to the same standards as their male counterparts, and cannot be overlooked in firefighter recruitment campaigns
4 ways to reduce firefighter injuries and prevent fatalities–
Although the number of fatalities has dropped in the last 20 years, it is because there are simply fewer fires
Preparing the public for active shooter incidents in the workplace–
All organizations should develop an emergency action plan and train to respond to active shooter scenarios
Giving back to the fire service: What will be your legacy?–
Share your passion through firefighter training, leadership or mentorship
Improve emergency response by improving operational information flow–
Shared situational awareness, interoperable communications and other features to look for in a PS-COMP
Firefighter ranks and the right time to become an educator–
Based on different structures of fire service ranks, education and experience level matter in climbing the firefighter career ladder
Addressing the toll of increased call volumes and firefighter training–
Firefighter training requirements, call volumes, politics and recruitment/retention top combination fire department concerns
Combating known risks to firefighter health–
By taking the right steps, firefighters can reduce their exposure to unnecessary risks that may jeopardize their personal health
Planning for trauma: How to protect firefighter mental health–
Communication at home, recognizing PTSD throughout the ranks and preparing in advance can help firefighters handle the consequences of the trauma they experience
Managing data collection to aid first responder decision making–
Triaging emergencies using data collected by computer-aided dispatch systems
Why firefighters need to practice self-care before caring for others–
Take note of the stress firefighting takes on your body and wellbeing, and address mental health by taking action to reduce stress
Recovering emotionally and physically after the Thomas Fire–
Dealing with firefighter stress and loss after a devastating wildfire season in California
Emergency services resource allocation–
Public safety leaders must understand the standards and hazards in their area to properly allocate fire stations, personnel and equipment
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