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Article Out Loud – “Emergency Management” – A Misnomer

Emergency management is a term broadly defining a field that includes federal state and local government agencies voluntary organizations active in disasters and private sector stakeholders that conduct a variety of activities to prepare for mitigate against respond to and recover from incidents

Article Out Loud – Public Health Answers for Non-Public Health Organizations

Public health is a concern for all citizens but the preparedness efforts for public health emergencies provide information primarily to that sector Members of the private sector and or other non public health organizations should take the additional steps needed to help ensure that continuity of operations plans are in

The Seven and a Half Traits of the Ultimate Emergency Manager

Emergency management is an evolving discipline that requires a progressive emergency manager to fulfill new and expanding requirements for success Successful leaders in this field follow a systematic problem solving process and excel at coordinating multiple agencies and information sources rather than simply being experts in one subject The seven

“Emergency Management” – A Misnomer

“Emergency management” is a term broadly defining a field that includes federal, state, and local government agencies, voluntary organizations active in disasters, and private sector stakeholders that conduct a variety of activities to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from incidents. However, “emergency management” does not accurately describe the

A Proven Method for Public-Private Virtual Collaboration

During a disaster private sector companies may not have access to valuable public sector resources and information Some government agencies though are building online portals that provide businesses with situational awareness such as real time weather forecasts road closures and emergency alerts as well as a chat room to increase

Public Health Answers for Non-Public Health Organizations

Private companies and public agencies conduct business as usual most days, but emergency planners at these organizations should be acutely aware not only of the company’s vulnerabilities but also of any external threats to operations that might cause major problems. Cyber attacks, earthquakes, and/or a pandemic flu – to cite

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Article Out Loud – The Psychology of Crisis

  Full article by Mary Schoenfeldt, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, the board president of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology describes the psychological side of disasters and other impactful events as a critical component of crisis management. Many people still do

Article Out Loud – Elegant Community Preparation

  Full article by Aaron Titus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, the executive director for Crisis Cleanup shares how elegant community preparation offers a process that simplifies disaster planning efforts for community members. Communities need to prepare together and focus on

Article Out Loud – Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire

  Full article by Alicia Johnson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, an emergency manager with extensive experience in risk communications and public affairs informs readers about the multifaceted nature of earthquake risks and delineates the indispensable role organizations play in mitigating

Article Out Loud – National Security: A Range of Threats

  Full article by Anthony Mottola and Richard Schoeberl, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 1, 2024. In this feature article, two law enforcement and counterterrorism experts discuss the growing threats from organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them. Members of the intelligence community have

Article Out Loud – Sustaining Those Working in Disasters

  Full article by Jolie Wills, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 24, 2024. In this featured article, a cognitive scientist and psychosocial disaster recovery specialist emphasizes the importance of supporting those working in emergency response roles before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Leaders and their teams

Article Out Loud – Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Full article by Andrew (Andy) Altizer, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an emergency manager with military experience points out that emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but sometimes neglect mental fitness.

Article Out Loud – Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

  Full article by Angie Im, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, a healthcare research and policy expert describes the importance of community health centers and their impact on community resilience. These medical lifelines for millions of Americans are facing financial and

Article Out Loud – The Missing Plague Vials

  Full article by Robert C. Hutchinson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an experienced federal agent shares a true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities that demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities

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