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Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Blog

A police captain speaks to the press outside a home with yellow police tape across the entrance.
May 23, 2023
Police captains play a vital role in their departments and in the communities they serve. Learn more about the role and responsibilities of a police captain.
A family of four discusses an emergency plan in their living room, with the contents of an emergency kit laid out on the coffee table.
May 2, 2023
How can people and businesses prepare for spring weather hazards? Explore tips and resources that can help ready homes and businesses for extreme weather.
A public information officer speaks into microphones at a press conference.
April 28, 2023
Public information officers are integral to keeping the public informed during crisis. Learn more about this role and how they help keep communities safe.
A firefighter uses a walkie-talkie.
April 27, 2023
Interagency collaboration closes gaps and helps agencies better respond to security threats. Learn about its importance in national security strategy.
A fire chief speaks with a group of firefighters gathered around a fire truck.
April 26, 2023
Through effective leadership, fire chiefs help keep their communities safe. Discover what a fire chief does and learn more about a fire chief’s salary.
A Secret Service agent wearing a suit stands on a public street.
April 24, 2023
Explore how to become a Secret Service agent, discover the agency’s past and present, and learn about the different responsibilities associated with the role.
A team of counterterrorism analysts in a control room review a document.
April 22, 2023
Protecting the nation from terrorist attacks requires a multipronged approach. Learn how counterterrorism analysts use their expertise to keep the nation safe.
A group of first responders huddle together in a circle at the scene of an incident.
April 19, 2023
Effective leadership is crucial during an emergency. Explore the role of an incident commander and how they help businesses and communities navigate crises.
A team of CIA agents works at a table, with a close-up on a laptop screen showing a map.
March 15, 2023
The CIA is one of the nation’s most important lines of defense. Learn how to become a CIA agent, what CIA agents do, and explore different roles within the CIA.
Rows of passengers seated aboard an airplane.
March 13, 2023
Federal air marshals protect the nation’s civil aviation system. Explore the duties of an air marshal, the steps to become one, and salary information.