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New Year New You? Being a Healthy EM

This week we are talking fitness. Yes, it is a New Year and like most people, we want to start off on the right foot. And I got to sit down with a fitness expert and not only is Tamrin a fitness expert she and her team focus on the emergency responder. Tamrin also has a podcast as well and Team Fit For Duty’s website is a great place for information and inspiration. Guest Bio Tamrin has 15 years of experience facilitating various programs, coordinating events, supervising personnel,...


The Emergency Management Institute, Training the Worlds Emergency Managers

This week on EM Weekly we are talking to Dr. Kelly Garret from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute about the basic, advanced and executive leadership academy’s. EMI has been the hallmark of FEMA’s training programs for years and over the last few the world has come to EMI to learn about EM leadership. Guest Bio Dr. Kelly E. Garrett serves as the Director of the Emergency Management Professionals Program at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, MD. In his role at EMI, he...


Brock Long: Answering the Challenges that Face FEMA

This week we kick off the new year with a discussion with FEMA’s Administrator Brock Long. Last year was one of the most active disasters seasons in history worldwide. California had over 8,500 wildland fires and of course, Hurricane Florence slamming the Carolinas and Michael the 3rd strongest hurricane to make landfall in history leveling the City of Mexico Beach in Florida. Administrator Long has been called up to Capitol Hill a few times in 2018 and he did a good job handling the heat....


Weather Radios Saving Lives Since 1954

This week we are talking to Bruce Jones from Midland USA, the largest makers of weather radios in the world. Bruce is very passionate about how these devices can save lives. This is a device that should be in every home. As Emergency Managers across the world, we should be encouraging everyone to have one. Guest Bio Bruce Jones graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BA in Radio/TV/Film and BS in Meteorology. Bruce has been promoting NOAA Weather Radio since he started...


The EM Weekly Show's Christmas Show 2018 Santa's Emergency Manager

This week we are talking to Santa’s emergency manager. We have learned some fun and interesting things about Santa Clause’s operations when it comes to managing an emergency in the north pole. Guest Bio Max The Elf, is 150 years old and has moved up the organization in Santa’s workshop. He was a member of the rocking horse division and 30 years ago he moved into emergency management. Max, took classes at Santa University in Emergency Management and worked his way into the EM department by...


Emergency Management and Port Security with Lee Rosenberg

This week we talk to Lee Rosenburg about emergency management at the ports. Ports around the world are very important. World commerce goes and comes through our ports. If for whatever reason, natural or man-made we need to take emergency management of our ports seriously. Lee Rosenberg is a small business owner and entrepreneur. Lee is the Sole Proprietor of Navigating Preparedness Associates, LLC, a Californian certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE). Accomplished executive...


Disaster EMS and Emergency Management

This week we talk to Tim Williamson about the role of EMS in Emergency Management. Tim Williamson has 10 years of experience in EMS and currently has a role in his departments Emergency Management Program. Links LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tim-williamson1 Email: paramedicwilliamson@gmail.com Advertisers Titan HST https://www.titanhst.com/ The Blue Cell http://www.thebluecell.com/ Stay Hydrated


Thank You for being Prepared

This week we talk to Michael Cantor the author of the new book, Thanks for Taking the Time to Be Prepared! Stay Hydrated Related Shows EP 29 The Maria Effect from the National Center for Disaster Preparedness with Jeff Schlegelmilch EP 80 What Happens When You Become a Preparedness Community Activist Prep Out Loud with Steven Eberlein Links Book: ...


2018's Top 10 Books an EM Must Have

This week is the special holiday book show. The Top 10 Books an EM Must Have. If you are looking for a gift idea for an emergency manager for this holiday season, here is the show for you. Every EM should have a well-stocked bookshelf and here are the ones that the emergency management community voted on and approved.


What? You Can Earn 2 years of CE's at one Conference!

This week we talk to Retired Fire Chief Michael Antonucci about Southern California Edison’s public safety shout off and the CFED Conference.


Steven Eberlein "Prep Out Loud"

This week we talk to Steven Eberlin about his program Prepare Our Loud. Steven spoke at TEDx Portland on why we do not prepare for earthquakes. It is a fascinating story on Steven’s journey from an English teacher to an outspoken protonate of personal preparedness. Guest Bio Steven’s experience of the Sri Lanka tsunami in 2004 led him to a career focused on promoting safety and preparedness in the Pacific Northwest. His understanding of preparedness and preparedness culture has taken shape...


The Amazing Secrets of a Weather Man

Body This week we talk to Alex Tardy of the National Weather Service about the weather. Weather is always an issue during an emergency and having a connection to the NWS is a great way to serve your community. Alex brings years of experience to the table when we talk weather. Guest Bio Alex Tardy is leading the NWS office in building a Weather-Ready Nation through relationships with partners and operational infusion of new innovative communication media platforms and scientific...


Sounds of the IAEM 2018

Todd, from the Floor of the IAEM conference, 2018 in Grand Rapids Michigan. The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has more than 6,000 members worldwide, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the "Principles of Emergency Management" and representing those professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters Related Shows EP 65 Fresh on The mind of IAEM Canada’s...


EP 85 The Inside Story of The AHIMTA

Body This week we talk to Randy Collins of the All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Association. We discussed the direction of IMT’s, the use of EOC’s and the future of emergency management and more. Guest Bio Randal “Randy” Collins currently works for the City of El Segundo as the Director of Emergency Management. Prior to his current position Randy worked for Southern California Edison as an Emergency Management Specialist with the Business Resiliency Division. Randy began working with...


Artificial Intelligent, The Ultimate breakthrough Technology

Body This week on episode 84 we are talking about Artificial Intelligence and how it can help Emergency Managers, plan for, and respond to disasters. Natural disasters are out of the reach and influence of human beings. However, a lot can be done to minimize the loss of lives. Artificial intelligence is one viable option that can potentially prevent massive loss of lives while at the same time make rescue efforts easy and efficient. Guest Bio This week we talk to Greg Brunelle from On...


EP 83 What is the Real Cost of Natural Disasters?

Body This week we talk to Anne Stauffer of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Anne surveyed state emergency managers and their staffs requesting information on 2012-16 spending for state-funded disaster assistance programs, expenditures related to federal programs, and federal reimbursements received. Pew then determined each state’s total disaster spending by adding the two spending categories and reducing that figure by the reported reimbursement amount. The researchers also held follow-up...


EP 82 A look In The World of Healthcare Emergency Management

Body This week we are talking to Charles Lane about emergency management in hospitals. The Book Five Days at Memorial lays the groundwork for the reason to have a dedicated EM at your hospital. However, some people have not headed the challenge. Charles talks to us about the challenges and victories in hospital emergency management. Guest Bio Charles Lane has worked with a variety of healthcare provider types to develop, implement, test and maintain their emergency management programs....


EP 81 Turn the Tables Making Donations Management Successful

Body This week we talk to Tiffany Everett From Good360 a non-profit that connects business with other non-profits providing services to the community. This service allows the non-profit to spend more of their money on providing services rather than buying items. How Good360 fits in the EM space? They are experts in donations management, relieving the second disaster of donations. Guest Bio Tiffany is a dedicated nonprofit leader leveraging years of experience in program development and...


EP 80 What Happens When You Become a Preparedness Community Activist

Body This week we are talking about community preparedness at the grassroots. The Northeast L.A. Disaster Survival Task Force was born out of frustration from a group of community members that could not find disaster information for their neighborhood. They found general information, however, they felt that there could be more. Mark Lagacé one of the founding members of the group is here with us today to tell us how they formed and about their award-winning information piece. Guest...


EP 79 The Rise of Private Disaster Relief Organizations In The World

Body This week we are discussing the role of the non-government disaster response organizations. Since 2000 there has been a steady increase in the number of organizations not affiliated with government that are responding to and doing an effective job during and after a disaster. Texas Disaster Inc, is a company that was formed after Hurricane Harvey by Jon Cole. Guest Bio Texas Disasters’ mission is to connect the people of this world to a single platform which has the tools, plans, and...