Learning Materials from the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security


Emergency management

Lessons from the Aviation Industry – Mindfulness and a New Framework for Emergency Response

Video presentation at the 2016 APEX workshop (Alumni Professional Exchange). Ryan Fields-Spack Homeland Security professionals can lose focus in the grips of an emergency response in some cases endangering themselves and others. Ryan Fields, Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management, Aurora,… Continue Reading →

Saving the Savable: Using Bystanders to Increase Survival From Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest in NYC

Video – 2016 CHDS Thesis Series. Frank Leeb. Every year in America, thousands of people needlessly die following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Because first responders in New York City (NYC) have difficulty arriving soon enough, cardiac arrest survival rates lag… Continue Reading →

Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Emergency Management

Video – 2016 CHDS Thesis Series. Darren Price. Responding to disasters is a critical function for first responders and the emergency management community. The primary mission when responding to disasters is saving lives, which often requires the use of multiple… Continue Reading →

Agenda: Presentations at the 2014 Homeland Security Education Summit

The 2014 Annual HD/HS Education Summit was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on October 09-10 2014 at the Marriott Colorado Springs. The theme of the 2014 event was: Rethinking Infrastructure Protection: Innovative Approaches for Education and Research Presentations included the following…. Continue Reading →

Mutual Aid Networks

Interview — video. Andrew Velasquez III. Andrew Velasquez, Director, Homeland Security Advisor to the Governor, Illinois Emergency Management Department discusses how the implementation of mutual aid networks has increased Illinois’ ability to maintain an enhanced state of readiness through the… Continue Reading →

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Undergraduate Degree Program in Homeland Security

Interview — video. Jim Ramsay. In this Viewpoints interview Dr. Jim Ramsay describes the rapid growth of the Bachelor’s program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since its inception just 2 years ago. The curriculum was uniquely developed through a rigorous process… Continue Reading →

Farleigh Dickinson University’s Homeland Security Graduate Degree Program

Interview — video. Dr. Ron Calissi. Dr. Ron Calissi describes the new Master of Science degree program in Homeland Security now being offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. FDU’s graduate level program accepts participants from diverse professional backgrounds… Continue Reading →

Emergency Preparedness: A Comprehensive Approach

Interview — video. Ellis Stanley. In this Viewpoints interview, Ellis Stanley, General Manager, City of Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Department discusses how the field has evolved from cold-war practices of emergency management to modern policy development in the age of… Continue Reading →

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