Emergency Management SpecialistsIntelligence, Combat and Readiness
Emergency management specialists work indoors when conducting training sessions and preparing disaster plans. Sometimes they work outdoors while operating decontamination equipment and monitoring disaster training.
Average Military Salary
Whether it is a natural disaster or man-made as a result of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear incident, emergency management specialists are trained for response and recovery operations anywhere in the world. They prepare emergency plans, coordinate emergency response teams, and train other people to meet mission needs and to minimize casualties and damage in the event of any disaster situation, including floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, or enemy attack.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for emergency management specialists consists of classroom and on-the job instruction, including practice in the use of nuclear, biological, and chemical detection and decontamination equipment. Training content varies depending on specialty and may include:
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Ability to plan and organize
- Ability to work calmly under stress
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