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How to Prepare for a Job Interview in Emergency Management

Posted by Dakota Duncan on April 17, 2018

What do you look for when looking for a job? Are you interested in working with a county Office of Emergency Management? Or working OEM within a police or a fire department? Or perhaps you’re looking to move into the private sector?

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Topics: public safety, Emergency managers, Job interview

[INFOGRAPHIC] What You Need to Know About Careers in Emergency Management

Posted by Base Camp Connect on April 11, 2018

“Emergency management” sounds like a pretty vague name for a field, and indeed, the term encompasses a lot of different careers. Today, we’re going to explore the skills necessary for emergency management, as well as some of the specific types of jobs and careers in the field.

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Topics: emergency management, emergency, Emergency managers, crisis management, skills, emergency skills, career, professionals

Emergency Button Fail on New Radio System

Posted by Dakota Duncan on April 3, 2018

In my last article titled “Problems on the Front lines with P25 Upgrades”, I mentioned my hometown in rural Indiana was experiencing multiple failures of the P25 radio systems during life-and-death situations. Unfortunately, the problems continue to plague the safety of public safety professionals in the county. Last week, during a court case, a man physically assaulted the sister and mother of recently slain Sherriff deputy Carl Koontz. When court deputies pressed their red “emergency buttons” on the 800mzh radios, nobody was notified on the other end and additional aid was delayed to the officers, attorneys, and good Samaritans that were attempting to pull the man off the women.

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Topics: mayday, p25 upgrade, radio function

Mobile Applications for Emergency Management

Posted by Dakota Duncan on March 12, 2018

If you’re anything like me, you understand the value of mobile applications in today’s ever-changing technological world we live in. Nearly everybody in government service now has an iPhone or some type of smart device, and many of us carry one or more of these with us at all times.

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Topics: FEMA, smart devices, mobile applications, state emergency management

5 Books Every Emergency Manager Should Read

Posted by Dakota Duncan on March 2, 2018

When I first began speaking in public in front of large audiences and speaking at universities it did not take long before I realize that I wasn’t always getting my intended message across. Despite being an energetic and subject matter expert on what I was talking about, I quickly realize that I needed some help in preparing my speech.

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Topics: emergency management books, books for public safety professionals

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