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Resilience Versus Emergency Management

Conferences are full of important and interesting sessions but attendees do not always take away actionable knowledge or have long term retention of the information This article summarizes a crowd sourced conversation with panelists attendees resilience experts and Chat GPT

Article Out Loud – Resilience Versus Emergency Management

By Wayne P. Bergeron, An Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, January 10, 2024.Conferences are full of important and interesting sessions, but attendees do not always take away actionable knowledge or have long-term retention of the information. This article summarizes a crowd-sourced conversation with panelists, attendees, resilience experts, and Chat

Implementing “Stop the Bleed” for Future K-12 Educators

How have recent school shootings impacted future K 12 educators and what new skills will help better prepare them for potential threats One study at the University of North Alabama combined training and research to answer this question
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Managing Crisis & Disaster in a Connected Digital World

#SafetyBeforeSelfie – Please make sure to exit the burning building before texting, tweeting, posting, or live streaming about it. Surprisingly, the current security and emergency management (EM) environment that exists both in the public and increasingly in the private sector may necessitate such emergency warning statements as part of EM

The Politics of School Safety & Security

Sir Earnest Benn political publisher and British baronet 1875 1954 once said that Politics is the art of looking for trouble finding it whether it exists or not diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy For school safety and security the stakes of getting it wrong are too high

Superheroes in Waiting: Emergent First Responders

Although they may not want to be called heroes military members and veterans can fill a critical gap in emergency and disaster response Their unique qualities of training discipline leadership and teamwork make them the perfect emergent responder either as a member of an organized team or simply by being

Cultural Communities: Small Considerations Equal Big Benefits

Culture profoundly affects human behavior Disasters also profoundly affect human behavior From the beginning stages of a crisis situation planning and preparations through execution of operations emergency management decision makers from government agencies and private sector organizations must be able to view their jurisdictions through various cultural lenses

Internships in Emergency Management: Good for All

Modern emergency management agencies want more than education more than training and more than experience They want it all which makes it more difficult for an emergency management student to secure a job directly out of college By collaborating with these agencies universities can help their students gain the skills

Building Resilience – School Safety & Security Standards

School shootings draw a lot of attention from the media as well as from the public but the number of school deaths is small compared to those that occur away from school property Although 8220 statistically safe 8221 schools still must prepare for a broad range of possible incidents and

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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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