Volunteers Plant Trees in Fire-Ravaged Bastrop County

Emergency management sector drives growth in resilience, business continuity planning

As disasters — both natural and manmade — strike across the country and around the world, emergency management is evolving from a reactive response after a disaster occurs to a more proactive approach that focuses on mitigation, resilience planning and strengthening continuity.

Correspondingly, the number of job opportunities in these emerging professions is growing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 6 percent growth between 2014 and 2024 for emergency management directors, who are charged with planning for disaster response and coordinating with public safety officials and government…


Volunteers Plant Trees in Fire-Ravaged Bastrop County


After wildfires burned thousands of acres in Central Texas, volunteers are planting seedlings to restore the environment there.

Volunteers with TreeFolks, a group that works to restore forests after natural disasters, planted loblolly pine seedlings on Saturday in Bastrop County, an area that was hit hard by wildfires in 2011 and 2015…


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