After one month in office, the Biden administration has fundamentally changed how the federal government responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. In direct contrast to his predecessor, President Joe Biden is treating this as a national-scale crisis requiring a comprehensive national strategy and federal resources. If that sounds familiar, it should: It’s a return to a traditional – and in many ways proven – approach to disaster management. (read more)
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards Governance clarifies our understanding of the processes and dynamics of this new, broad-based field. It addresses key theoretic gaps on natural hazards governance in general, and presents in an integrated fashion the status of natural hazards governance worldwide, both nationally and regionally. Focused on applications of governance practices in all variations of response to immediate and long-term threats, it also covers assessment of risk reduction, community resilience, capacity building, and planning. All of the articles appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science.
We are the Emergency Management Student Association (EMSA), an Arizona State University Student Organization. EMSA is located at the ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CEMHS). We bring hands-on experiences to students interested in Disaster Management, Operations, Preparedness, Response and Homeland Security. We have already teamed up with Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management, Arizona State University, ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Arizona’s Department of Emergency and Military Affairs.
For a firefighter to attain the rank of captain usually takes several years, often a decade or two, of dedicated service. At age 24, Utah Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Oliver Silva — make that Fire Captain Oliver Silva — credits his graduate studies at Arizona State University as what set him apart from his colleagues. Silva is captain in the fire department at the 801,505-acre U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground in the northwestern Utah desert, about 50 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. He is receiving his master’s degree in emergency management and homeland security offered by ASU’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, and is the Watts interdisciplinary programs’ fall 2019 Outstanding Graduate.
January 15, 2021: AZ VOAD General Meeting
October 22-23, 2020: Workshop on methods for assessing the costs of floods, Commission for Environmental Cooperation
What we focus on:
What we focus on:
- Risk Management Collaboratory
- Cross-sector Relationships & Operations
- Risk and Threat Management
- Transformative Risk Reduction Strategies
- Disaster Analytics
- Hazards Governance
Xiang, Tianyi, Brian Gerber, and Fengxiu Zhang. 2021. Language access in emergency and disaster preparedness: An assessment of local government “whole community” efforts in the United States. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
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The New First Line of Defense
To make informed decisions about where to live and how to protect housing investments, residents require knowledge about potential natural hazard exposure and impacts along with available mitigation strategies. This project aims to advance community resilience by improving people’s understanding of risks and their willingness to undertake hazard mitigation when choosing where they live. The project team will work with communities throughout the Gulf region to test strategies for dissemination and uptake of information on disaster risk and mitigation alternatives. The ultimate goal is to identify practices most likely to result in residents taking actions to reduce risk and increase resilience.
Project Period: September - August 2022
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