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American Military University is hosting a new podcast unpacking some of the most relevant issues in public safety. Each episode of In Public Safety Matters features expert guests with years of experience in law enforcement, corrections, the fire service, or emergency medical services. Join hosts Leischen Stelter and Dr. Chuck Russo as they dive into the most important topics affecting today's public safety professionals.

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American Military University is hosting a new podcast unpacking some of the most relevant issues in public safety. Each episode of In Public Safety Matters features expert guests with years of experience in law enforcement, corrections, the fire service, or emergency medical services. Join hosts Leischen Stelter and Dr. Chuck Russo as they dive into the most important topics affecting today's public safety professionals.

    Emergency Management Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Emergency Management Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

    In this episode of In Public Safety Matters, Dr. Kevin Kupietz, who has spent more than 30 years working in emergency management, discusses his role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as a member of the National Disaster Medical System. Learn more about the unique challenges facing emergency managers in responding to the coronavirus outbreak, the importance of all-hazards training and preparation, and what lessons can be learned from the response so far.
     
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    • 35 min
    AMU- Emergency Response in Developing Countries: The Case of Guatemala

    AMU- Emergency Response in Developing Countries: The Case of Guatemala

    Dr. Crosston, former Program Director for Intelligence Studies at American Military University, talks to Dr. Kate Brannum and Dr. Michelle Watts of AMU about their research and the role of non-state actors in emergency response in Guatemala. Drs. Brannum and Watts conducted field research in Guatemala examining the response to the catastrophic eruption of Volcan de Fuego in 2018.
     
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    • 33 min
    AMU - Coronavirus in the US: Social Distancing and Educating the Public in a Time of Crisis

    AMU - Coronavirus in the US: Social Distancing and Educating the Public in a Time of Crisis

    The potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, both globally and for the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Samer Koutoubi, Public Health Program Director at American Military University, addresses the growing threat of the Coronavirus in the United States, how it’s impacting schools and businesses, current health protocols in Washington state, continuity planning, and what can be done to prepare for the growing number of cases in the U.S. In the realm of online education, there is a lot of discussion around long-term and short-term solutions for mitigating the spread of the virus, as well as the benefits of social distancing.
     
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    • 16 min
    AMU Could You be the Target of Nation-State Adversaries? What to Know about HUMINT Collection.

    AMU Could You be the Target of Nation-State Adversaries? What to Know about HUMINT Collection.

    Angela Hill spent a decade as an intelligence analyst for the intelligence community, working with operators who gathered information from human sources. In this episode, she discusses how human intelligence (HUMINT) incorporates social engineering, highlights indicators of HUMINT collection, and shares actions for business leaders who suspect someone may be trying to get information from them.
     
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    • 21 min
    AMU Correcting Corrections: How IEPs Can Help Reform Inmates and Reduce Recidivism

    AMU Correcting Corrections: How IEPs Can Help Reform Inmates and Reduce Recidivism

    Robert Hood, the former warden of the Supermax, spent more than 35 years working to reform inmates and reduce recidivism. Hear how his background as an educator inspired him to institute individualized education plans, or IEPs, for inmates and how he believes this strategy could be applied on a larger scale to help inmates successfully reenter society.
     
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    • 24 min
    AMU Discussing Mental Health Issues in the Firehouse - IPS

    AMU Discussing Mental Health Issues in the Firehouse - IPS

    Mental health is not a topic many firefighters want to talk about, but one firefighter is determined to start the conversation in his firehouse. Brad Bouchillon has spent the last 10 years working as a full-time firefighter in Georgia and, as a Captain, believes part of his leadership role is to help end the stigma around addressing trauma and mental health issues. Listen to the podcast to learn how he connects with firefighters he suspects are suffering, what advice he has about self-care and communicating better at home, the benefits of seeking professional counseling, and how to find the right counselor. 
     
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    • 24 min

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