Is emergency management education undoing an age-old tradition in
the American Fire Service? Has the time arrived to educate
emergency managers in college classrooms rather than in twenty
years of tactical operations experience? Over one hundred
forty-three (143) institutions of higher education are now offering
certificate or degree programs in emergency management with no
tactical operations experience required for admission. Resistance
by veteran law enforcement officers and fire fighters may have to
be overcome if we are to prepare emergency managers with required
skill sets. Dr. Tom Phelan explores the skills being taught to
emergency management students and addresses the concerns of
experienced first responders in accepting their leadership.
*Discusses the value of emergency management education in the
*Makes clear the need for educating emergency managers to prepare
them for emergency manager leadership
*Helps bridge the gap between emergency management and first
*Should be required reading in every college emergency management
*The book is clear, concise, and an "easy read"
|Country of origin:
||Butterworth-Heinemann Homeland Security
Thomas D. Phelan
||Electronic book text - Windows
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