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Recruitment and Retention Panel Discussion

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

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

Recruitment & Retention Webinar

We are excited to announce the Domestic Preparedness Recruitment & Retention Webinar! Join us virtually at 3:00 p.m. CT to hear our guest speakers discuss their careers. Our speakers come from a diverse range of preparedness fields, some of whom have just begun their careers and some who are well-established.

September 11 – Remembrance & Recovery

It is difficult to imagine that the attacks of 9 11 occurred 20 years ago Emergency managers build systems to mitigate the potential impacts of disasters on communities An emergency manager s job is to plan for the worst and prepare communities for that one moment when it is time
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The Value of Crisis Communications

The role of the emergency management systems is to bring calm to chaos The role of the public information officer PIO is to disseminate information that is credible accurate and reliable It is a critical component of the initial response to meet the informational needs of residents trusted credible information

The Value of Knowledge & Training in Response Operations

In today s emergency service professions it is essential to master the core knowledge necessary to understand the research and emerging technology that guide incident response To become truly prepared to respond each emergency professional must take the time to develop the knowledge to manage the threat and initiate response

Fit for Duty: The Resilient Responder

The term fit for duty in modern firefighting goes beyond being physically fit to include being resilient to the stress and emotional effects of the job For individual resilience this means having the ability to prepare for and recover from stressful events so the responder can return to duty with

Chemical Weapons, Now the Norm

The recent assassination of North Korea 8217 s Kim Jong Nam raises questions about the VX nerve agent which could affect emergency responders who have not been recently trained or have not come in direct contact with this deadly chemical On Thursday 2 March 2017 DomPrep hosted a 30 minute

Richard Serino on Leadership in Crisis Communications

At the International Association of Emergency Managers annual conference in October 2016 Domestic Preparedness Advisor Anthony Mangeri sat down with Richard Serino distinguished visiting fellow at Harvard 8217 s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative to discuss leadership as it relates to crisis communications

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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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