The “Triple A Theory.” That’s shorthand for what Brad Kieserman sees as the looming challenges facing emergency planners in the age of climate change. First, an “aging” population that will have unique needs in future emergencies. Second, “aggressive” advances in communication technology that will present both problems and opportunities. And third, as corollary all that, the “asymmetric” expectations of a public that will demand more than over-taxed emergency responders may be able to deliver. Here Kieserman, Vice President for Disaster Operations at the American Red Cross, talks with Tim Frazier, Ph.D., Faculty Director for the Emergency & Disaster Management master’s programs, about this challenging future.
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