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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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Responding to the Thomas Fire: Managing difficult decisions–
Lessons learned from wildfire response in Napa and Sonoma County helped set safe evacuation distances
The challenges of managing millennials in the fire service–
Succession management for the new generations of firefighters as baby boomers retire
Budget challenges facing fire chiefs of combination departments–
Public safety budget limitations impact firefighter training, recruitment and retention
How involving families can help recruit volunteer firefighters–
After one volunteer fire department adopted a family-oriented approach to recruiting firefighters, it made a huge impact
How to adapt your response to individuals with autism–
As the number of autistic children and adults increases, it is more likely that first responders will encounter an autistic individual during an emergency situation
Preparing for life after the fire service–
Changes in pension formulas or medical benefits in retirement have caused those in the fire service to consider early retirement or face dramatic reductions in pensions and benefits.
Why fire departments should push for residential sprinklers–
Residential sprinklers can be pivotal in extinguishing a fire or suppressing it long enough for fire departments to respond
Public safety leadership: Be cautious of extreme narcissists–
Leaders should not ignore people in their organizations who appear to be extremely narcissistic, because these people usually have their own self-serving agenda
California's massive wildfires present unique challenges for firefighters–
The threat of additional wildfires remains high due to incredibly dry conditions throughout California
5 ways firefighters can reduce their risk for cancer–
Firefighters must take it upon themselves to reduce their exposure to cancer-causing agents
5 ways fire departments can partner with the community–
It is imperative that leaders of the fire service work to be more visible on a daily basis as a true partner with the community
Preparing for widespread power outages: What local first responders need to know–
Not enough discussion is happening at the state and local level
Zika virus and EMS patient assessment–
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) must be prepared to appropriately and cautiously handle these calls
Failure to provide personal safety equipment can come at a cost–
Agencies need to consider the cost to the city when personnel are injured due to a lack of personal safety equipment
Public health emergency officials are preparing for Zika virus–
This virus presents a significant health concern and is spurring a substantial public health response
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