Disaster Management Students Attend International Emergency Management Conference

Students from Ohio Christian University’s Disaster Management and Relief Program recently traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend the International Association of Emergency Manager’s Conference.  This annual conference is a time for Emergency Management professionals from all over the world to come together to discuss Emergency and Disaster Management both domestically and internationally.  

The conference provides a forum for current trends and topics, information about the latest tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security.  Sessions encourage stakeholders at all levels of government, the private sector, public health and related professions to exchange ideas on serving humankind, and on collaborating to protect lives and property from disaster. 

With more than 2500 participants, it is one of the largest and most important meetings of the professionals currently working in the Emergency & Disaster Management fields.  According to Disaster Management student, Dannyel Butte, “Meeting and talking with individuals active in the field, puts everything into perspective for me.”  When asked about the advantages of this international conference, Josh Delph stated, “I have been able to make important connections that would have been impossible anywhere else.”

OCU’s Disaster Management Director, Thad Hicks commented “I am so proud of these young men and women.  They are able to stand toe to toe with any emergency or disaster management academic program in the US today.”  Ohio Christian University is one of the few college and university programs currently offering this sort of course.  To learn more about the Disaster Management and Relief degree at Ohio Christian University see the links below.