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Article Out Loud – April 2024 Eclipse – Moving From Planning Into Operations

  Full article by Laurel J. Radow, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, a member of the American Astronomical Society Solar Eclipse Task Force shares an operational checklist for communities that will experience a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Eclipse event
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April 2024 Eclipse – Moving From Planning Into Operations

On April 8 2024 the path of the total solar eclipse will cross much of the middle section of the United States from Mexico to Canada As solar eclipse groups move from planning to operations find out how emergency preparedness and response professionals can provide guidance to their community partners

Planning for A Cross-Country Special Event

A solar eclipse is a unique form of special event that does not always fall under emergency planning protocols but it should This article urges preparedness professionals to collaborate with eclipse planning committees to ensure the safety and security of all those involved

Article Out Loud – Planning for a Cross-Country Special Event

A solar eclipse is a unique form of special event that does not always fall under emergency planning protocols but it should This article urges preparedness professionals to collaborate with eclipse planning committees to ensure the safety and security of all those involved

Eclipses Again Will Darken the Sky in 2023 and 2024

An eclipse is not just about the sky getting dark There are many considerations for emergency planners and public safety professionals to ensure the safety of their communities Learn the lessons from the 2017 eclipse to better prepare for the next event

Putting Transportation Under the Resilience Umbrella

As interdependencies between and among critical infrastructure sectors and the potential for cascading effects increase communities must be able to recover and adapt to new normals One organization incorporates research to help enhance communication between sectors by identifying and addressing research gaps As threats evolve communities with a solid framework

National Special Security Events: Transportation Checklists

Transportation to and from any special event can be a challenge but there are additional requirements that must be met for events of national significance with the highest level of security In the United States the Federal Highway Administration provides checklists publications and even peer to peer support for professionals

The ABCs of Transportation Planning for Special Events

Washington Nationals 8217 owner Mark Lerner recently told The Washington Times that his team 8220 would love to host a future All Star Game 8221 That honor though would require extensive preparations to ensure the safety and security of people in and around the nation 8217 s capital Fortunately the

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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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