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New Year’s Resolution – Stronger Communities

For many, January is a time for New Year’s resolutions – opportunities to avoid making past mistakes and a renewed energy for change and setting higher goals. For Domestic Preparedness readers, this may mean learning lessons from past incidents, creating or updating plans and procedures, or acquiring equipment and resources. It takes strong leadership skills, education, training, and forward-thinking to anticipate potential threats and consequences that could impact communities. However, as the old cliché goes,…

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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

Always Prepare for the Future, But Never Forget the Past

This September edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal addresses these and other key preparedness efforts that should be considered when planning for future incidents. Reflecting on the events of 9/11, consider the personal costs that emergency responders pay for serving their communities and develop mitigation strategies to reduce those costs.

Three Puzzle Pieces That Increase Community Preparedness

This author reflects on his team’s direct mission to New York in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, commonly referred to as 9/11, to consider if communities are more prepared today than they were in 2001.

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Building Strength in Workforce and Structure

Each person plays a critical leadership role, from top leadership to frontline workers. The authors in the December edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal share

Find Chances to Make Positive Changes

Emergency preparedness and response professionals willingly insert themselves into many emergencies and disasters that they could have avoided in other professions. However, they use these

PPD-44: Implications for Domestic Incident Management

An essential national incident management guidance document is finally available to responders nationwide. This document will significantly improve a unified response to and recovery from

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Interested in sharing your thoughts on ways to improve the Domestic Preparedness Journal? Willing to help by participating in a 60-minute market research interview? We’re

The Role of Faith in Disasters

Many faith-based organizations have disaster response and recovery components as major elements of their own missions. By partnering with governmental and nongovernmental organizations, faith-based groups

Training the Next Generation of Cyber Guardians

Despite small local governments being overrun with malware, ransomware, and myriad other threats, it is difficult to find experienced cybersecurity professionals. Meanwhile, students search for nonexistent entry-level

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New Year’s Resolution – Stronger Communities

For many, January is a time for New Year’s resolutions – opportunities to avoid making past mistakes and a renewed energy for change and setting higher goals. For Domestic Preparedness readers, this may mean learning lessons from past incidents, creating or updating plans and procedures, or acquiring equipment and resources. It takes strong leadership skills, education, training, and forward-thinking to anticipate potential threats and consequences that could impact communities. However, as the old cliché goes,…

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Close to Home

This August 2023 issue of the Domestic Preparedness Journal focuses on several ways disasters can suddenly hit close to home

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.

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Technological Strategies for Organizational Leadership

Article Out Loud Integrating information technology (IT) into emergency management and public safety agencies involves balancing technological limitations with the organizational mindset. Finding this balance

How One Town Stood Up to a Category 4 Storm

When Category 4 Hurricane Ian crossed Florida in September 2022, more than 4 million Florida homes and businesses lost power. However, one town kept the

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