Archive for July, 2008

Battling Wildfires

This has been a very tough year for battling wildfires in the Western United States, particularly in California. The last battle is near Yosemite National Park and is threatening both homes in the area and the park itself. The wildfires near Yosemite National Park are particularly challenging given the rough terrain and landscape that firefighters […]

Happy Independence Day

Greetings, Happy Independence Day! As you know, this day marks the birthday of the United States as an independent nation and I would like to thank those throughout Public Safety, particularly our military personnel serving abroad, for keeping this great Nation Free and Safe. Take care and stay safe. Joe Pascarella

Capella University study explores returning veterans’ mental health

As a military veteran I was very pleased to learn that Capella University has just released the results of a study entitled Joining Forces America that explored post-combat mental health and reentry issues of returning service members. The military is a major component of our country’s public safety infrastructure and this is a very important […]

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Dr. Steven Barthelmeus
Program Chair,
Public Safety – Criminal Justice/Forensics program, Capella University
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Dr. Shelly Gill
Adjunct Instructor, Capella University
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Dr. Joseph Pascarella
Core Faculty Member, Capella University
Picture of Dr. Jeffrey Rush, author of Capella's public safety news blog.
Dr. Jeffrey Rush
Asst. Professor of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Dept. of Public Management and Criminal Justice, Austin Peay State University
Picture of Dr. Michael Kemp, author of Capella's public safety news blog.
Dr. Michael Kemp
Chair, Emergency Management, Capella University
Melissa Beasley
Captain, Florence Alabama Police Department
Darryl Jones
Capella University Learner and Chief, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
Dr. Laura Pettler
Investigator for Prosecutorial District Twenty A of North Carolina
Mark Rubin
Capella University Learner
Mark S. Warnick
Capella University Learner, Retired Asst. Fire Chief


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