Oakland Fire Department’s Patrick Stueve experienced two incidents earlier this year that underscored to him the need for a strategy that overcomes the loss of communications among firefighters during an emergency response.
Two Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department representatives are using their Center for Homeland Defense and Security Emergence change initiatives to upgrade their department’s internal communications network.
Finding a gap in preparedness for mass weather events, FEMA Program Analyst Zane Heather used his Emergence Program change initiative to update the National Hurricane Program’s Island Strategy. And he is already well on his way toward implementing his proposal.
Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Tara Crescenzi is determined to help improve her fellow officers’ access to mental health support, and she is turning to some trusted friends to help. Wanting to capitalize on people’s positive interaction with animals, Crescenzi made implementing the FHP's first Therapy Dog Program her Emergence change initiative.
Commemorating the 22nd anniversary of 9/11, the deadliest terrorist attacks in our nation’s history, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security hosted a “Never Forget” memorial service that included remarks by...