Emergency management services have been under intense scrutiny in recent years in the wakes of the September 11th attacks and the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The perceived lack of critical thinking, effective communication with communities and high level leadership has made it difficult for emergency agencies to establish trust with those they serve. The Monroe College Emergency Management Program strives to bridge the gap between agencies and the community building partnerships that empower society in the short-term and long-term.
Our experienced faculty is comprised of active and retired emergency services experts, technicians and department heads who help students work toward their career goals. They combine classroom learning with real-life situational training in the areas of race relations, mental health care, first response work, disaster relief and more.
Emergency management is being prioritized on local, state and federal levels as a way to strengthen communities and reduce crime. City and state police departments as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are actively recruiting individuals to begin careers in Crisis Management and Disaster Relief. Following are career opportunities that may be of interest to Monroe College students and graduates: