Professional Development, EM, and Community Colleges

A few weeks ago, Maryland's Emergency Management Association hosted their annual symposium event - each year, the state's emergency management community heads down to Ocean City, MD for fun, networking, awards, information sharing...it's a good time. This year, a few members of our team were on the presentation agenda - with Kathy Francis co-headlining one … Continue reading Professional Development, EM, and Community Colleges

A Review of Local Business COVID Mitigation Measures, 2 Years On

The Student Dispatch is a space to highlight the voices of our MACEM&PS students while they're still studying with us! Topics are chosen by the students in consultation with an advisor, and are only lightly edited - we want this to be authentic to their skills, feelings, and knowledge at the time of writing. Join … Continue reading A Review of Local Business COVID Mitigation Measures, 2 Years On

Comparing My High School & College Emergency Management Experiences

The Student Dispatch is a space to highlight the voices of our MACEM&PS students while they're still studying with us! Topics are chosen by the students in consultation with an advisor, and are only lightly edited - we want this to be authentic to their skills, feelings, and knowledge at the time of writing. Join … Continue reading Comparing My High School & College Emergency Management Experiences

Surviving Leadership, or A View from a 5-Generational Team

As we make progress in our careers, and the workforce and world make their own progress around us, there can sometimes be great benefits to taking a pause and reflecting upon our leadership attributes, styles, and approaches – the ways in which we guide our navigation of those dynamic spaces. Working at the MACEM&PS is … Continue reading Surviving Leadership, or A View from a 5-Generational Team

Signs restricting visitor entry to a hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency Management Redefined

(Feature Photo by Graham Ruttan on Unsplash) By: Andrew Owlett A New Way to Handle Multiple Incidents of Increased Complexity Typically woven into businesses and local, state, and federal government entities are emergency management teams that staff Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs). These teams can stand up their EOCs at a moment’s notice and employ a broad … Continue reading Emergency Management Redefined

Emergency Management Career Immersion: Developing our next generation of leaders for lifelong service

As we acknowledge the National Preparedness Month theme for the week of September 11-17 “Preparing Through Service,” I challenge educational leaders to elevate emergency management career awareness and exploration to a new and exciting level of career immersion. In its early years, the profession of emergency management was gifted with the talents of many retired … Continue reading Emergency Management Career Immersion: Developing our next generation of leaders for lifelong service