The Intersection of Weather and Public Safety

The Intersection of Weather and Public Safety

Meteorology and emergency management are intertwined. Emergency managers, public works, firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and private sector safety professionals use weather information daily and rely on timely and accurate forecasts to safely execute their duties. As the skies darken and storms threaten, the weather forecasts and warnings produced by meteorologists trigger responses in every public safety discipline to protect those they serve.

If you are a student of meteorology in search of more information about your role in the emergency management cycle, you have come to the right place! The AMS Committee on Emergency Management is a dynamic group of meteorologists and safety professionals from the private and public sectors who strive to bring our disciplines closer together. 

If you are a student of a safety or business continuity profession in search of more information about the impact and applications of weather, you are also welcome here! Our committee represents only a small portion of the entire American Meteorological Society that would be very happy to meet and learn from you. 

Our mission is to develop approaches that engage the weather, water and climate enterprise with the broader emergency management community. We execute that mission by offering guidance and mentorship to students, discussing and issuing statements on relevant topics, and annually bringing together professionals to talk about key challenges facing our disciplines at the AMS Annual Meeting. 

You are invited to use our website to learn more about the intersection of weather and emergency management and the opportunities inside of it. If you would like more information about our committee or have any questions, please contact ams-coem@gmail.com