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Emergency Management Specialist (SEM)

Definition - What does Emergency Management Specialist (SEM) mean?

Emergency management specialists (SEM) respond to civil emergencies and natural disasters. When such disasters arise these specialists work to coordinate teams to aide those who have been affected and to get things back to normal working order as soon as possible. As well as dealing with disasters that occur as result of atmospheric conditions, they are also trained to deal with wartime, hostage and any nuclear crises that may arise.

Emergency management specialists are also known as specialists in emergency management, hence the acronym being SEM.

Safeopedia explains Emergency Management Specialist (SEM)

A vital role of an emergency management specialist is to come up with strategies for any possible disasters that might occur in the area he or she works. It is important for these specialists to know what they would do in a disaster and to ensure that there are the appropriate infrastructures in place to deal with such emergencies. As part of this, emergency management specialists aim to educate the public as to what they can do to help themselves in any sort of civil emergency.

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