IAEM member seeks volunteers to participate in Ph.D. research study

IAEM Student member and active duty Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Michael Turanitza seeks volunteers to participate in his research study as he works to complete his Ph.D. in Emergency Management from Capella University. The study is “Perceived Barriers to Disaster Response Technology Adoption and Potential for Improved Operational Effectiveness.” The research questions being explored are: 1) Beyond the known financial constraints, what do first responders perceive as being barriers to disaster response technology adoption?; and 2) From the perspective of first responders, in what ways could removing these barriers affect disaster response operation efficiency? Participation would include a 60-90 minute face-to-face interview at a private public venue. Participation would be confidential and details will be provided to demonstrate how identity will be secured throughout the process. Those who are interested should email michael.turanitza@yahoo.com and put “Research Participant” in the subject line.

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