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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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9 Questions you may have about medication for PTSD, anxiety or depression–
Medication can be extremely effective in helping first responders recover and regain a healthy balance
Training for firefighter mental resilience–
Teaching firefighters to overcome the stresses of the job is just as important as hose drills
2018 a year of wildfires, continued need for firefighter recovery strategies–
Self-care, leaning on fellow firefighters and professional therapy help firefighters cope with the aftermath of wildfires, firefighter stress
How implementing command structure improves fire/EMS response–
EMS organizations can benefit from adopting the fire service model of a command structure as part of their response strategy
Why responders should join a state incident management team–
A firefighter relates her experiences responding to Hurricane Michael in southwest Georgia
Should stricter standards be in place for wildfire disaster funds?–
Exploring emergency management solutions to the continual upward trend in government response and recovery spending
How children of first responders can benefit from counseling–
Counseling provides a welcoming space for children to discuss worries and share experiences unique to being in a first responder family
Family counseling: Keeping bonds strong–
First responder families face unique stressors, which can be overcome with the help of a professional family counselor
GIS technology aids in effective response to California wildfires–
Situational awareness data is key to fighting wildfires like the Camp and Woolsey fires
What you need to know about first responder counseling–
Ask your counselor these questions to understand confidentiality and their understanding of first responder culture
Enduring grief: Coping with first responder loss–
Firefighters, paramedics and EMTs, though accustomed to death, need to process grief when losing someone close to them
National EMS Memorial to honor first responders–
Legislation recognizes and remembers first responder line of duty deaths
Fire/EMS response to the growing number of hate crimes–
Identify potential targets in your response area while collaborating with local agencies on MCI response planning
Changing the political climate to recognize first responders–
First responders often feel underappreciated in the public sector
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