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EP 70 What You Need To Know About Emergency Management Education

Body This week we had the opportunity to talk to one of Emergency Management’s pioneer educators Paula Gordon. We discuss the history or emergency management education and where it is headed. In addition, we discuss the great research that is being done in the field of emergency management. Guest Bio Paula D. Gordon is a writer, analyst, and educator. She has served since 1996 as a member of the Practitioner Faculty of the Johns Hopkins University and teaches at other institutions as...


EP 69 What is a Shake Alert? And Will It Save Lives?

Body Today we are talking to Josh Bashioum from the ShakeAlert program. ShakeAlert is an earthquake early warning system that is disgined to give up to 60 seconds of warning that an earthquake is coming. How many lives could be saved if we can get this system up and running in the United States. Systems such as the ShakeAlert are in Japan and Mexico and have seen great success. Guest Bio Josh Bashioum is the founder and CEO of the Early Warning Labs. Early Warning Labs, LLC (EWL) is an...


EP 68 Behind The scenes of the National Training Center

This week we have Steven Heidecker and Chief Tonya Hoover of the National Training Center on to talk about training programs and new and exciting things coming out of their shop. Steven is with the EMI and Chief Hoover is with the National Fire Administration. Guest Tonya Hoover Tonya Hoover is the Superintendent of the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA). She was named to this position in May 2017. As Superintendent, Ms. Hoover provides leadership for the NFA, which...


EP 67 The Reason Why You Need To Embrace Resiliency

This week we talk to Dr. Philip Burke about community resiliency. If you have seen Dr. Berke on FEMA’s Prep-Talk you know how passionate that Dr. Burke is about this subject. Community resiliency starts with land use, the location of homes and services out of the flood zones, proper building codes to help reduce the damage, and involving the community in the decision-making process. EM Weekly is excited to have you join this conversation. Guest Philip R. Berke’s research focuses on the...


EP 66 Spotlight On The Revolutionary Active Shooter Incident Management

Body Today we bring you an innovative way to practice responding to an active shooter. Training can be expensive and at the end of the day the average officer, firefighter, EMT and emergency manager only takes a small lesson if any away from the training. C3 Pathways has created a training program that puts the responder in the middle of the action and they never have to leave the classroom. Related Shows EM Weekly: 18 Active Shooter, Lessons Learned EP 25 Business Emergency Response...


EP 65 Fresh on The mind of IAEM Canada's President

Today we are discussing Emergency Management in Canada. We learn from Greg Solecki some of the differences, challenges, and similarities that EM’s in Canada face. IAEM in Canada is only 15 years old and they have already made an impact on the profession. I am happy to have Greg on the show. Related Shows EP 36 IAEM 2017 Conference and Emex with Ellis Stanley https://www.emweekly.com/see-65th-annual-iaem-conference/ Guest Bio Greg Solecki is a well-known and respected emergency...


EP 64 For The First time Managing Donations Made Easy

Today we are discussing the issue of managing donations. This is also known as the second disaster. Steve Major with Coordin8 (C8) shares his idea of developing an app that allows direct donations to the people impacted by the disaster. Steve sees this as a transparent way for people to crowdsource the recovery effort. Related Shows EP 9: Team Rubicon with Amanda Burke EP 29 The Maria Effect from the National Center for Disaster Preparedness with Jeff Schlegelmilch EP 30 Hurricane...


EP 63 How To Protect critical infrastructure

One of the areas that we need to harden is our critical infrastructure. This includes the power grid, cybersecurity and more. Today we are talking to Thomas Popik one of the nations top experts on critical infrastructure resilience. This conversation comes at a time when tensions in the world are high, including a nuclear threat from both Iran and North Korea. Related Shows EP 23 The Korea Effect with Dr. William R. Forctchen EP 51 How to Make Civil Defense Work Again Challenge EP 54...


EP 62 BOCO Strong The Resilient Community

When I was interviewing Danial Aldrich about the disaster resultant communities, he mentioned Boulder Colorado and the BOCO Strong program. I had to learn more. So I reached out to the program and Tiernan Doyle called me back. I am so happy that I got to meet Tiernan and learn about the great work that she is doing in Boulder and how the whole community has come together. Boulder Colorado Strong or BOCO Strong at they call it is an outstanding model program that we all should be looking...


EP 61 What Is Disaster Capitalism

In EP 61 we discuss three types of disasters and how people are making money off the suffering of others. A war, an environmental disaster, and a natural disaster, all have one thing in common, the fight to keep their culture and identity in the recovery phase. We are excited to have Thor Neureiter an award-winning filmmaker on the show to delve into a deep subject and to highlight his new film. You should take the time to watch his film and think about what long-term recovery looks like...


EP 60 The National Integration Center

Today we are talking to Daniel Alexander of FEMA’s National Integration Center. We discuss some of the innovative ways emergency managers can stay connected with each other and learn new trends and best practices in the world of emergency management. Daniel’s team created Prep-Talks, oversees preparedness and EMI just to name of few of his areas of responsibility. Daniel is an award-winning, seasoned emergency management leader, with experience at federal and local levels in planning,...


EP 59 What is a Resilient Community

Today, we are talking about resilience. According to the Webster's Dictionary online, resilience is the capacity to recover quickly. I think that our role as emergency managers becomes even more important during recovery. We can really have a major impact on recovery just by embracing the ideas of a resilient community. So today, we're going to be talking to Daniel Aldrich about resilience. One of the topics that we are discussing it what is a Resilience City? The Rockefeller Foundation...


EP 58 Millennials and Gen Z The Future Emergency Manager

Today we explore the new generation for Emergency Management professionals with a Millennial Gaby Almon. We talk about the best way to engage our millennial employees, and the next generation coming fast behind them. Almon is one of the most trusted and sought-after humanitarian aid and disaster response advisors in the world. In 2016 she was appointed to the FEMA National Advisory Council in a first-of-its-kind role – the Emerging Leader seat – inside the Department of Homeland Security....


EP 57 Launching FEMA's Innovative Strategic Plan with Dr. Daniel Kaniewski

This week we talk to Daniel Kaniewski about FEMA’s Strategic Plan. This is an exciting move for the profession of emergency management. We also talk a bit about the Prep-Talk program and delve into Flood Insurance. Daniel Kaniewski, PhD was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as the Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness on September 14, 2017. He is currently FEMA's second ranking official. Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Kaniewski was Vice President for Global...


EP 56 Opportunities With Team Rubicon Global

Lourdes Tiglao has served as regional communications manager and a medical volunteer for Team Rubicon USA. She's a US Air Force veteran who served on a 3-person USAF Critical Care Air Transport Team and helped co-found and launch the first USAF Critical Care Medical Attendant Team in the Pacific. Lourdes also served as a member of the USAF International Health Specialist Team, an organization that used medicine to cross cultural barriers. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University...


EP 55 Exploring the Epic Catastrophe The Thomas Fire

Randy Styner the Deputy Administrator for the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and Jenny Novak Southern Region Response Coordinator at CalOES share their experience responding to the Thomas Fire and the Montecito debris flow incidents. The Thomas Fire was a massive wildfire that affected Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and one of multiple wildfires that ignited in Southern California in December 2017. It burned approximately 281,893 acres (440 sq mi; 114,078 ha),...


EP 54 Behind the Scenes of the JTF Civil Support

Lt. Col. Rahmin J. Norwood Lt. Col. Rahmin J. Norwood was born in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. in 2001 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. He currently serves as the Chief of Chemical, Biological, Radiation Nuclear (CBRN) Analysis Cell and Protection, Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), Fort Eustis, Virginia. He has attended Officer’s Basic Course and Advance Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the...


EP 53 Fundamentals of Weather and Emergency Management

Today we talk to Kyle Nelson about the importance of having a weather professional in the EOC. Kyle Nelson wants to break down the barriers and bridge the gaps of knowledge between weather professionals and everyone using weather data to make informed decisions in their daily activities, and to protect lives and property. As a natural hazards educator, Kyle enjoys delivering a highly-caffeinated blend of weather, emergency management and social media in the professional classroom, and...


EP 52 Attracting Diversity by Creating Opportunities in EM

William Averette (Bill) Anderson spent his career working to understand and mitigate the causes and consequences of hazards risk, and in particular, to understand and address the extent to which marginalized groups are among those who suffer the worst consequences when disasters do strike. As a gifted researcher, scholar and educator whose tenure included esteemed positions at the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, the National Academies and Arizona State University, Bill served...


EP 51 How to Make Civil Defense Work Again Challenge

Michael Mabee worked as an urban EMT and paramedic.He worked as a suburban police officer and for the federal government. Mabee has a good deal of military training, two wartime deployments to Iraq, and two humanitarian missions to Guatemala. CSM Michael MabeeI was decorated by both the army and the federal government for my actions on 9/11 at the World Trade Center. He has the most pride in having one of his troops in Iraq say to his first sergeant after a convoy: “that sergeant major...