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Alexander Falcone

Adjunct Faculty, Emergency Management

Alexander Falcone

"I think that this online program is perfect for the working professional who is interested in furthering their career in emergency management or making a career change into the field. This program is specifically tailored to be flexible, fitting into the schedule of public safety professionals."

Degrees Held:

  • MPA – Florida State University, 2014
  • BS in Criminology – Florida State University, 2013

Career Highlights:

Alex Falcone currently serves as the Emergency Manager for the city of Coral Springs in Florida's Broward County. In this position, he directs the Office of Emergency Management to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from all types of hazards. He holds a Master of Public Administration and a graduate certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security from Florida State University as well as a certificate in Public Safety Executive Leadership from Florida Atlantic University.

Alex started his career as a seasonal law enforcement officer with the city of Cape May before working as a mitigation planner for the Florida Division of Emergency Management. His experience includes multiple activations for various emergencies at both the state and local level. He is a Certified Floodplain Manager, working actively with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and mitigation projects in a moderate-sized municipality. Additionally, he is a member of several regional work groups, including: the Florida Regional Domestic Security Task Force, the UASI Urban Area Working Group, the Broward County Emergency Coordinating Council, and the Broward County Local Mitigation Strategy.

In which online degree program do you teach?

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management

Which classes do you teach online?

EMA 305: Principles of Emergency Management; EMA 307: Business Continuity Crisis Management; EMA 315: International Disaster Management; EMA 409: Hazard Mitigation and Management

What do you want students to take away from your courses?

I try to leverage my experience to provide students with a practical approach to the field of Emergency Management. I hope that students are able to practically apply the lessons that they have learned about Emergency Management in the real world.

Why did you start teaching?

I wanted to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the real world. I hope that my instruction shows students the way it is while also explaining how it ought to be.

What advice would you give to students considering this online program?

I think that this program is perfect for the working professional who is interested in furthering their career in emergency management or making a career change into the field. This program is specifically tailored to be flexible, fitting into the schedule of public safety professionals.

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