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May 2024

Featured in this issue Editor s Note Mitigate the Impacts When Communities and Nature Collide by Catherine L Feinman Navigating the Seismic Dance Preparedness in the Ring of Fire By Alicia Johnson Shielding Communities Public Health Strategies for Natural Hazards By Raphael M Barishansky and Andrew D Pickett A Critical

April 2024

Featured in this issue Editor s Note Preparing for the Next Public Health Emergency by Catherine L Feinman The Missing Plague Vials by Robert C Hutchinson Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience by Angie Im Dungeons and Disasters Gamification of Public Health Responses by Michael Etzel and Michael Prasad

March 2024

Featured in this issue Editor s Note An Editor s Personal Journey to Emergency Preparedness by Catherine L Feinman Emergency Management Goes to the Hill by Kay C Goss and Catherine L Feinman Amateurs of Action The Women of Radio by Desiree Baccus Executive Function The Crisis Leader s Edge

February 2024

Featured in this issue Editor s Note Nation State Threats Preparing at All Levels by Catherine L Feinman Needed More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks by Jeanne Benincasa Thorpe The Evil Empire Strikes Back National Security Emergencies by Robert J Bob Roller Repeated Intelligence Failures Not Connecting the Dots by

November December 2023

Featured in this issue Publisher s Message 25 Years of Domestic Preparedness by Jasper Cooke Editor s Note A Quarter Century of Community Preparedness by Catherine L Feinman Emerging Technologies Part 4 Robotics and Automation by Ian Pleet The Race to Interoperability by Charles Guddemi and Catherine L Feinman Emerging

Publisher’s Message: 25 Years of Domestic Preparedness

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary we honor the founding publisher Marty Masiuk and all the dedicated writers advisors and subscribers who contributed to and supported the publication over the years Preparing for whatever the future holds requires remembering the past setting new goals for the future and evolving to

October 2023

Featured in this issue Editor Note Technology Can t Live With It Can t Live Without It by Catherine L Feinman COVID 19 Emergency Plans and Readiness Exercises by Rich Christ Water and Wastewater Sector Perspectives by Elston Johnson National Preparedness Efforts Among Tribal Communities by Lynda Zambrano and Catherine

DHS Investigation Leads to Three Indictments Against China-Based Chemical Manufacturing Companies and Employees for Fentanyl Trafficking

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N Mayorkas detailed efforts by the U S Customs and Border Protection CBP and Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE Homeland Security Investigations HSI to disrupt the fentanyl precursor chemical supply chain Working in concert with federal partners HSI agents and CBP officers investigated and interdicted

TSA stopped over 1,800 firearms at airport checkpoints nationwide during the third quarter of 2023; expects to surpass last year’s record of 6,542 firearm interceptions by the end of the year

During the first three quarters of 2023 the Transportation Security Administration TSA intercepted 5 072 firearms at airport security checkpoints and at the current rate the agency will surpass last year s record 6 542 firearms prevented from getting onboard aircraft

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Article Out Loud – Key Bridge Collapse: Unity of Effort

  Full article by Michael Prasad, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, a Certified Emergency Manager and senior research analyst provides an update on the unity of effort involved in the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse effort in Baltimore, Maryland. Together, many

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

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