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May 2024

Featured in this issue: Editor’s Note: Mitigate the Impacts When Communities and Nature Collide by Catherine L. Feinman; Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire By Alicia Johnson; Shielding Communities: Public Health Strategies for Natural Hazards By Raphael M. Barishansky and Andrew D. Pickett; A Critical Imperative

April 2024

Featured in this issue: Editor’s Note: Preparing for the Next Public Health Emergency by Catherine L. Feinman; The Missing Plague Vials by Robert C. Hutchinson; Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience by Angie Im; Dungeons and Disasters: Gamification of Public Health Responses by Michael Etzel and Michael Prasad; Sustaining

March 2024

Featured in this issue: Editor’s Note: An Editor’s Personal Journey to Emergency Preparedness by Catherine L. Feinman; Emergency Management Goes to the Hill by Kay C. Goss and Catherine L. Feinman; Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio by Desiree Baccus; Executive Function: The Crisis Leader’s Edge in a

February 2024

Featured in this issue: Editor’s Note: Nation-State Threats – Preparing at All Levels by Catherine L. Feinman; Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks by Jeanne Benincasa Thorpe; The [Evil] Empire Strikes Back: National Security Emergencies by Robert J. (Bob) Roller; Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots by

November December 2023

Featured in this issue: Publisher’s Message: 25 Years of Domestic Preparedness by Jasper Cooke; Editor’s Note: A Quarter Century of Community Preparedness by Catherine L. Feinman; Emerging Technologies, Part 4 – Robotics and Automation by Ian Pleet; The Race to Interoperability by Charles Guddemi and Catherine L. Feinman; Emerging Technologies,

Publisher’s Message: 25 Years of Domestic Preparedness

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary, we honor the founding publisher, Marty Masiuk, and all the dedicated writers, advisors, and subscribers who contributed to and supported the publication over the years. Preparing for whatever the future holds requires remembering the past, setting new goals for the future, and evolving to

October 2023

Featured in this issue: Editor Note: Technology: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It by Catherine L. Feinman; COVID-19 – Emergency Plans and Readiness Exercises by Rich Christ; Water and Wastewater Sector Perspectives by Elston Johnson; National Preparedness Efforts Among Tribal Communities by Lynda Zambrano and Catherine L. Feinman;

DHS Investigation Leads to Three Indictments Against China-Based Chemical Manufacturing Companies and Employees for Fentanyl Trafficking

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas detailed efforts by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to disrupt the fentanyl precursor chemical supply chain. Working in concert with federal partners, HSI agents and CBP officers investigated and interdicted precursor

TSA stopped over 1,800 firearms at airport checkpoints nationwide during the third quarter of 2023; expects to surpass last year’s record of 6,542 firearm interceptions by the end of the year

During the first three quarters of 2023, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intercepted 5,072 firearms at airport security checkpoints, and at the current rate, the agency will surpass last year’s record 6,542 firearms prevented from getting onboard aircraft.

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Article Out Loud – Invisible Chains: Human Trafficking, Drug Abuse, and Support

  Full article by Sandra Dennis-Essig, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, June 19, 2024. In this feature article, an emergency manager collaborated with the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking as an advocate, speaker, and survivor to share trauma-informed care and advocacy that first responders, legislators, and others

Article Out Loud – Fentanyl Hazards and Detection

  Full article by Ashley Bradley and Kristin Omberg, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, June 12, 2024. In this feature article, a biomedical scientist and a senior technical advisor share new ways scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are expanding detection strategies and technologies to keep responders safe. The

Article Out Loud – A Modern Take on an Age-Old Biological Weapon

  Full article by Raphael M. Barishansky, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, June 12, 2024. In this feature article, a public health leader shares his perspective on the recent reports of North Korea launching balloons filled with fecal matter and propaganda into South Korea. Could similar tactics be

Article Out Loud – The Nexus Between Drug and Human Trafficking

  Full article by Richard Schoeberl, Jeff Bolettieri, and Bill Loucks, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, June 5, 2024. In this feature article, three professionals with extensive law enforcement experience describe how transnational criminal organizations are using their experience in drug trafficking to utilize routes and operating procedures

Article Out Loud – A Plan to Protect the Youngest Children

  Full article by Marie O’Connell, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, June 5, 2024. In this feature article, the executive director of a non-profit organization serving children and educators describes a safety program in Florida that is free to schools. Most educational and training programs for protecting schools

Article Out Loud – A Critical Imperative for Natural Hazards

  Full article by Sandra Dennis-Essig, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 29, 2024. In this feature article, an emergency management professional describes how communities can take a comprehensive preparedness approach to mitigate the potentially devastating effects of natural hazards by integrating the intricate interrelations of physical, social,

Article Out Loud – Key Bridge Collapse: Unity of Effort

  Full article by Michael Prasad, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, a Certified Emergency Manager and senior research analyst provides an update on the unity of effort involved in the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse effort in Baltimore, Maryland. Together, many

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

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