Skye Learning is excited to spotlight Roderick Fraser, a subject matter expert whose expert commentary is featured in Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S. Fraser is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)®, the President and Lead Consultant at Professional Leadership and Management LLC, a Senior Consultant at Summit Consulting Group, and a member of the MindEdge Learning Emergency Management Council.
Fraser has a diverse and extensive background in emergency management. Fraser spent more than 20 years in the United States Navy, where he served as Commanding Officer of USS UNDERWOOD (FFG 36) during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served as the Commissioner of the Boston Fire Department from 2006 to 2014. In addition, Fraser was a member of the technical committee that worked on the NFPA 1600®, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs.
Below, Fraser explains why mitigation programs - which strive to prevent or minimize the impact of emergencies - are commonly underfunded and suggests what emergency managers can do to help.
Hear more from Roderick Fraser and learn more about emergency management—including the four phases of emergency management and the relevant U.S. laws and authorities—through Skye’s new course, Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S.