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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.
Full list of American Military University results
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
Improving response to emergencies involving autistic children–
Educating firefighters about autism awareness can help them identify behaviors and special needs in victims that may require modifications in their response
Treating invisible wounds: Addressing firefighter stress–
Support colleagues to neutralize the negative effects stress can have on firefighter mental and physical health
3 factors that motivate volunteer firefighters to join the service–
Allowing volunteer firefighters to be emotionally fulfilled by serving their communities and feel a part of firehouse camaraderie will help recruitment and retention efforts
Introduction to prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD–
A method of helping the combat veteran community is helping first responders cope with traumatic events by creating a narrative
Recruiting female firefighters: Closing the gender gap–
Confronting gender stereotypes to encourage women to see the fire service as a career option
How drones can aid fire service response–
Consider assigning drones to specific apparatus to ensure incident commanders can dictate the drone's deployment when needed on scene
7 steps to building a fire department annual training program–
Build upon existing training standards, and incorporate community needs to craft firefighter training from the ground up
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
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