Hazmat for the Holidays Podcast

In October 2023, four hazardous materials subject matter experts led a discussion at the HotZone Conference in Texas. The topic of conversation included the worst intentional and unintentional threats that they face within their regions, as well as the roles that local emergency planning committees (LEPCs) and fusion centers play in protecting their communities from these threats. Listen to the highlights of that conversation in this podcast with retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander Joe Leonard, Dave Donohue from the National Fire Academy, Battalion Chief Toby Frost from LaFayette, Indiana, and Michael Glanville from the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

Recruitment and Retention Panel Podcast

On August 3, 2023, Domestic Preparedness hosted a panel of five emergency management professionals who discussed today’s recruitment and retention challenges.

You’re the Leader. Now What?

  A Podcast from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, June 14, 2023. On May 30, 2023, Domestic Preparedness hosted a multidiscipline panel discussion at the annual Texas Emergency Management Conference in […]

“Boot Camp” for Emergency Managers

In most fields, basic training is part of the learning process. Fire, law enforcement, the military, and other disciplines have training academies for building competencies and testing new recruits. An exception to these types of requirements is the field of emergency management. This new training academy will ensure that all emergency managers are trained to the same standards regardless how much boots-on-the-ground experience they bring with them.

Protecting GPS Satellites, Signals, and America Webinar

On 17 November 2021, the Domestic Preparedness Journal and the Resilient Navigation & Timing Foundation hosted a panel discussion on the vulnerabilities of the global positioning systems (GPS) and potential efforts to deter attacks on and interference with GPS satellites and signals. The Honorable John Garamendi, Congressman for the 3rd District of California and Chair of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee, provided an introduction. Dana A. Goward, President of Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation, and David Olive, Principal at Catalyst Partners LLC, moderated the discussion.

Pandemic Preparedness, From A Local and State Perspective

In cooperation with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), DomPrep is please to produce and host a ninety-minute (90) audio conversation that will discuss the pandemic and other concurrent incidents.

Supply Chain Management

Three experts will present their insights and experience on managing a supply chain during a pandemic. Areas discussed: TECHNOLOGY: How does technology enhance or complicate resilience and the supply chain? RELATIONSHIPS: How have relationships with customers and suppliers changed during the pandemic? COLLABORATION: How does federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial interfaces impact preparedness vis-á-vis the supply chain?

Law Enforcement’s Tsunami of Change 2021

Throughout 2020, many public institutions have been tested. Many did not rise to the occasion and embrace the challenges. Many did not exhibit the domestic preparedness stance that they spent years portraying – law enforcement was no exception. This podcast is the conclusion to a four-part article series on “The New Age of Police Reform.” Learn how law enforcement is seeking to find new ways to overcome modern challenges in an ever-evolving socioeconomic environment. During this 30-minute discussion, the following topics will be discussed: Does law enforcement reform mean imminent change? How will policing reform affect small and midsized cities? Where have Sir Robert Peel’s 9 principals broken down? Has the policing role moved from guardian to warrior and back again? With a cellphone camera recording many use-of-force incidents, what role does training play in rebuilding public trust? Open discussion on civil unrest, terrorism, mental illness, and other domestic preparedness concerns.

COVID-19 Testing – What It Is & Why It is Important

In the age of COVID-19, community leaders and the public they serve are bombarded with news related to testing. However, many do not understand the value the results can provide, to whom they should be given, and the actions that are allowed and should be taken. These questions need to be asked and small steps need to be taken to better comprehend what can and should be done to protect communities from a not fully understood biological threat.

Law Enforcement’s Perfect Storm 2020

Law enforcement is having a perfect storm with challenges in hiring, challenges in retention, and challenges with early retirement. This podcast is a follow up to a discussion that began in January 2017 with Joseph Trindal. Joe leads a team of retired federal, state, and local criminal justice officials providing consulting and training services to public and private sector organizations enhancing leadership, risk management, preparedness, and police services. This podcast is the prelude to a four-part article series on “The New Age of Police Reform.” Learn how law enforcement is seeking to find new ways to overcome modern challenges in an ever-evolving socioeconomic environment.
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