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In Public Safety is an American Military University (AMU) sponsored blog that features analysis and commentary on issues relating to law enforcement, emergency management, fire services and national intelligence. This blog features in-depth discussions authored by leading experts with decades of experience in their field. To stay updated on blog posts and other news relevant to these sectors, please follow us on Facebook by “liking” AMU & APUS Public Safety Programs. You can also follow us on our sector-specific Twitter accounts: @AMUPoliceEd, @AMUFireEd, @AMUDisasterEd, @AMUIntelStudies

A firefighter relates her experiences responding to Hurricane Michael in southwest Georgia
Exploring emergency management solutions to the continual upward trend in government response and recovery spending
EMS organizations can benefit from adopting the fire service model of a command structure as part of their response strategy
It’s important to know that there are other treatment options available that can help improve mental health
Counseling provides a welcoming space for children to discuss worries and share experiences unique to being in a first responder family
First responder families face unique stressors, which can be overcome with the help of a professional family counselor
Anticipating potential targets, and preplanning a coordination and communication plan are keys to an organized response
Medication can be extremely effective in helping first responders recover and regain a healthy balance
Firefighters, paramedics and EMTs, though accustomed to death, need to process grief when losing someone close to them
Ask your counselor these questions to understand confidentiality and their understanding of first responder culture