Emergency management is the dynamic process of preparing for, responding to and recovering from catastrophic events. This exciting new field is growing rapidly as more organizations recognize the need for trained professionals to coordinate and communicate with the people and agencies who are involved before, during and after a major disaster. 

Emergency managers must thoroughly understand the roles and functions of first responders, civil engineers, relief aid providers and others in order to effectively prepare for and respond to crisis events. 

While many emergency management professionals are current or former first responders, a background in public service is not required. Emergency managers must have strong skills in problem solving, planning, and communication as well as the ability to quickly switch between multiple tasks while keeping a cool head. Emergency management offers a way to serve the community and play an essential role in disaster prevention and response without necessarily working on the front lines. 

Find out the benefits of studying Emergency Management.