March 12, 2014
Doug Ahlberg, Director of Emergency Management for Lancaster County and retired Captain of the Lincoln Police Department, came to discuss emergency management at the local, state and federal level.
Ahlberg indicated that each county or region has an emergency manager in charge of organizing and keeping track of various preparedness, response and recovery efforts at the local level. Ahlberg noted that every national event is a local event first and went on to discuss how his office is a conduit to working with Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Ahlberg shared handouts and information with our students about how they can be prepared and discussed job opportunities in this area with the local, state and federal government. More…