On June 19-23, 2013, the Frontier program held its 22nd field trip to the southern California area. The field trip featured a tour and seminar on food defense and supplychain complexity at a Cargill manufacturing facility, and experiential learning about international trade and seaport security at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, during a Frontier Interdisciplinary eXperience (FIX) program breakfast meeting, Tom Roesler, an instructor with K-State's School of Leadership Studies, gave a presentation to FIX students. His presentation, entitled "How to Avoid Chasing Rabbits: Staying Focused in a Crazy-Busy World." This presentation was recorded and is now available in a 3 part video.
From October 21-24, 2010, the Frontier Program held a field trip/retreat in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security's Career Pathways Conference in Washington, D.C. Our visit included a tour of the Port of Baltimore, which was led by Customs and Border Protection officials.
In this audio podcast, Frontier Co-Director Dr. Jason Ackleson and Frontier research assistant Julianne Jensby discuss their experiences while attending the 2009 International Studies Association (ISA) Convention in New York City.
Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Beef Cattle Institute, and Frontier Program are commemorating Kansas' upcoming 150th anniversary of statehood with the release of a coffee table-style book entitled "150 Years of Kansas Beef."
ew York, NY -- The fire district of Watkins Glen, New York is 58 square miles. Only some 20 percent of their area ? roughly 12 square miles ? is equipped with fire hydrants, posing a major challenge to Chief Smith, the department?s fire chief. ?We and our mutual aid partners are heavily dependent upon mobile water to execute our firefighting obligations in this rural response area,? he says.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. ? In 2013, the National Weather Service issued 332 flash flood and flood watches/warnings for the state. The state also reported one tropical storm in the Gulf Coast. More severe weather came this spring with tornadoes and more than two feet of rain.
Between the Gulf Coast?s tropical storms and the numerous rivers and streams, the potential for flooding in Alabama is ever present, according to the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. ? Community Emergency Response Teams prepare for the worst, then when disaster strikes, they help themselves, their families, their neighborhoods and their communities.
Begun in Los Angeles in 1985, the CERT program consists of specially trained volunteers who are called into action during and immediately following major disasters before first responders can reach the affected areas. They work closely with fire and emergency management departments in their communities.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. ? Repairing damage after a disaster can be expensive. In cases of severe damage, the costs can be staggering.
However, many projects can be done for little or no money. Most can make a big difference in helping minimize damage from the next disaster and provide the extra bonus of lowering utility and home-maintenance costs year-round.
WASHINGTON, D.C. ? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of South Dakota to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of June 13-20, 2014.
New York, NY, July 28, 2014 -- In addition to its other widespread destruction, Hurricane Sandy also undermined the effectiveness of multiple sets of the Atlantic City Fire Department?s (ACFD) personal protective equipment via several feet of salt water, oil, gasoline, and sewage.
WASHINGTON, D.C. ? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Nebraska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of June 1-4, 2014.