Alex Hentges is an emergency management professional with a background in homeland security and emergency management. He serves as Central District Health's cities readiness initiative planner, where he leads medical countermeasure initiatives by managing emergency operations plans and building partnerships with community stakeholders. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in homeland security and emergency management at Idaho State University, where he gained extensive knowledge in all phases of emergency management, intelligence analysis and cybersecurity. Hentges is returning this fall semester to earn a master’s degree in cybersecurity and aspires to apply his skills and knowledge in the cyber and emergency management field.
As September marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month, it is a great time to remind communities in Idaho what emergency preparedness means and what steps every household can take to ensure they are ready for a disaster or emergency. To do that, it is important to recognize common risks in Idaho, identify national initiatives […]