Emergency Management Program at ATU Tracks Growth of Profession

by Mark Carter  on Monday, Jun. 27, 2011 12:00 am  

Leachman said what really distinguishes the Tech program is its disaster simulation.

"None of the other [EM] programs can simulate like we can," he said.

Tech runs simulations for the state, can track hurricanes in real time and was even hired by the state of Hawaii to run tsunami simulations. The program has expanded to include school and business planning as well.

"We're not limited geographically as long as it's in the U.S.," Leachman said. "Initially, the program was educating just core emergency management personnel, but the profession has grown so much."

 

 

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