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Article Out Loud – Addressing Key Policy Issues Before the Next Catastrophe

An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal October 10 2012 During a major disaster saving lives and protecting the environment while ensuring public safety are all encompassing priorities As a catastrophe unfolds decision makers at all levels of government are faced with a myriad of questions and

Think Recovery, Not Just Re-Entry, for Post-Pandemic Future

Ten years ago a team of representatives from King and Pierce counties cities of Seattle and Bellevue Joint Base Lewis McChord and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory set forth on developing the Regional Recovery Framework for a Biological Attack in the Seattle Urban Area A collaboration of the Seattle Urban Area

User Guide for Responder-Driven Technology Development

With new technology coming to market at a record pace it can be difficult to know whether products are reliable durable and secure enough to make the nation s emergency management professionals safer better connected and fully aware The market is flooded with tools and capabilities that may be of

Cybersecurity as an Emergency Management Function

Although emergency managers plan for all types of disasters that could potentially occur within or around their jurisdictions cyberattacks present unique challenges when identifying the nature of and understanding how to respond to such threats A true all hazards approach to emergency preparedness necessarily includes protecting communities against cyberthreats

Addressing Key Policy Issues Before the Next Catastrophe

Economic redevelopment waste and fatality management and the prioritization of cleanup operations are just a few of the key policy issues that decision makers must consider and address before the next anthrax attack or other disaster strikes Having a clear strategy effective management plans and solid relationships with partners who

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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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