Center for Disaster Risk Policy

FSU drone team finishes urban search and rescue work after Hurricane Ian

Florida State University’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program’s (EMHS) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) team has completed its urban search and rescue work following Hurricane Ian.     The team, housed in FSU’s Center for Disaster Risk Policy (CDRP), deployed to Orlando a day before Ian made landfall in Florida on Sept. 28. The drones provide near-real-time […]

Members of FSU’s drone team on standby to assist Hurricane Ian search and rescue efforts

With Ian making landfall in southwestern Florida as a Category 4 hurricane Wednesday, members of the Florida State University Center for Disaster Risk Policy drone team stand poised to help.   CDRP Director David Merrick said seven members of FSU’s drone team, including four students, are supporting the state’s urban search and rescue efforts.    “Our […]

FSU experts available to comment on 20-year anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Twenty years ago, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks shocked the world. The attacks led to profound changes in American society, two decades of war in Afghanistan and ramifications that continue to be felt today. Florida State University’s nationally regarded experts in emergency management, homeland security, grief, trauma and religion are available to speak to media […]