Rebecca Alwine

Contributing Writer

Rebecca is a freelance writer with over five years of professional experience, which includes military family topics, research pieces, and editing. Her work can be found in national publications including USAToday’s Veterans Affairs Special Issue, Ms. Magazine and The Atlantic’s City Lab. Recently, Rebecca moderated a panel on freelance writing at the 2018 Military Influencers Conference, and she has also spoken at the South Carolina Writers Association Professional Development Workshop.

Rebecca has a B.A. in Geography from the University of Mary Washington and holds a Masters of Emergency Management and Disaster Planning from American Military University. Her passion for disaster response and the military community culminated in her thesis A Determination of Emergency Response: Military or Civilian.

Rebecca is an army wife and mother of three. Over the past 12 years, she’s discovered she enjoys coffee, lifting weights, and most of the menial tasks of motherhood. Her days consist of CrossFit workouts, audiobooks, and pretending to cook while her Instant Pot does all the work. Her motto: work smarter, not harder.



Professional Development Series from the Emergency Management Institute | ICS-100, 200, 300, 700, and 800

Other specialty ICS courses:

  • IS-100.SCa – Introduction to ICS for School
  • IS-100.HE – Introduction to the ICS for Higher Education
  • IS-100.FWa – Introduction to the ICS for Federal Workers
  • IS-100.LEb – Introduction to the ICS for Law Enforcement
  • IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-200.HCa – Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations

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Rebecca’s Blog Posts

Quality over Quantity – Does that apply to water?

Quality over Quantity – Does that apply to water?

    by Rebecca Alwine Without a doubt, water is the one thing we all need to have in an emergency. Sometimes water quality doesn’t matter, and sometimes it is the difference between life and death. When you look at your emergency response plan, is there a...

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7 Books on Preparedness to Read This Summer

7 Books on Preparedness to Read This Summer

    by Rebecca Alwine Learning never ends, and one of the best ways for leaders in both healthcare and emergency management to learn is by studying what happened in the past and improving on it. Add at least one of these books to your professional library...

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How Much Does a Natural Disaster Actually Cost?

How Much Does a Natural Disaster Actually Cost?

    by Rebecca Alwine In a recent PEW report, the financial impact of emergencies was examined. Ironically, the study revealed problems with tracking the economic impact. While the study only compares 23 states who provided information, it is still a...

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