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Article Out Loud – Responding to Unique Operating Environments

First responders are often deployed to unique operating environments which include large scale special events with many participants and spectators street festivals road races or marathons concerts and sporting events These environments require leadership to take a forward thinking posture in the planning process to develop a strategy

Responding to Unique Operating Environments

Effective trainings are ones where the participants remember and later implement what they learned into their daily operations Not everyone knows how they would respond in a true emergency However some trainings provide a more realistic glimpse into disaster scenarios than others This first hand account describes what it was

Public Health Preparedness Realities

The term situational awareness typically conjures images of emergency responders on the scene of a complex incident with many emergency vehicles and various levels of activity both command and operationally oriented Public health normally does not enter into the equation but perhaps it is time to change that thinking

Status of Preparedness: Emergency Medical Services

Responders in the pre hospital emergency medical field must be in a state of readiness at all times Working on the front lines of an emergency incident requires the ability to leverage external resources the determination to harden operations and the skillfulness to manage patient surge

The Art of Awareness for Emergency Medical Calls

Civilian responders have successfully acquired many skills that were originally developed by military services Situational awareness is one such skill that would be beneficial to adapt to the civilian members of the emergency medical services Maintaining a heightened sense of awareness would help responders stay in the loop

Fusion Centers & the Public Health Advantage

Law enforcement as well as public health agencies could benefit from sharing interdisciplinary information through the state fusion centers Four public health situations would particularly benefit from such partnerships bioterrorism attacks communicable disease outbreaks suspicious activity reports and the use of illicit drugs

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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

Article Out Loud – The “R” Word

  Full article by George Schwartz, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 10, 2024. In this featured article, an associate professor at Immaculata University addresses the challenge of defining resilience and the need to go beyond hazard mitigation. With 2024 being the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Year of Resilience,”

Article Out Loud – Dungeons and Disasters: Gamification of Public Health Responses

  Full article by Michael Etzel and Michael Prasad, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 10, 2024. In this featured article, two emergency managers describe how advanced technologies are offering new ways to train personnel, exercise public health responses like COVID-19, and prepare response agencies for many other

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