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Save Lives by Preventing and Preparing
Emergency management is a multifaceted discipline that involves preparing for emergencies and disaster before they occur, responding to emergencies and disasters when they happen, and supporting and rebuilding afterward.

Called emergency management in the public sector and business continuity planning in the private sector, it’s a growing career field that relies on knowledgeable and experienced leaders who understand how to keep their teams safe and make good decisions while responding to emergency and disaster situations.

In emergency management, it’s as much about the prevention and mitigation of disasters and emergency situations as it is about the response and recovery. The industry needs more forward-thinking managers and leaders who understand that reducing the risk and being prepared when disaster strikes can save more lives and speed the response process.

Top employers of emergency management specialists are local governments, state governments, general medical and surgical hospitals, power generation and supply services, and emergency and other relief services. Emergency management specialists can have a variety of different job titles and duties, but all of these workers are involved in mitigation, preparedness, response or recovery activities. Their efforts are critical to community safety and homeland security because they help people, businesses and communities to avoid and better react to crises.

Career Opportunities in Emergency Management:

  • Public Safety
  • Emergency Response
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Fire Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Community Emergency Response
  • First Response Teams
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