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An educational disaster management podcast which delivers current, relevant, and uniquely Canadian content

An educational disaster management podcast which delivers current, relevant, and uniquely Canadian content
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An educational disaster management podcast which delivers current, relevant, and uniquely Canadian content

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English

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Episodes

E29 - The Great 72hr Kit Debate - Preparedness or Placebo

5/10/2019
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On this 'EPIC Debate' episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we go head to head and debate the most ubiquitous of the preparedness messaged: the 72 Hour Preparedness Kit. Is it an effective initiative? Does it serve as a reliable preparedness metric? Do they actually save lives? All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian

Duration:00:25:32

E28 - Beat the Heat - Understanding Heat Emergencies

5/9/2019
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On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC)Podcast, we speak with Environment Canada Meteorologist Melissa MacDonald about the weather! Specifically, the unique dangers that heat waves present to our most invisible and vulnerable populations. What are they? Why are they so dangerous? And are our current response strategies effective? All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian. Journal Club Articles:...

Duration:00:33:21

E27 - Minding Your Business - Preparing Businesses for Disater

5/8/2019
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On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we chat with Scott Crockett to discuss the complex and often misunderstood connection between businesses, disasters, and recovery. How can businesses be supported during response, and what can you do to make sure your business survives and thrives during the next disaster? All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian Also, be sure to check out our pick for this episodes journal club, and the...

Duration:01:19:14

E26 - Gettin' Rad - Understanding Radiation Hazards

5/7/2019
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On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we speak with Radiation Safety Officer Trevor Beniston about the 'Dread Risk' of radiation. What are the risks REALLY, and what can we do about it? It really is the role of disaster managers everywhere to make sure they base their risk decisions on the best possible information, so be sure to check out our journal club article and the tools of the trade! https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0096340211421587...

Duration:00:44:52

E25 - Managing Pets During Disaster

5/6/2019
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On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we discuss the sometimes emotionally charged topic of managing pets during disaster. Why is it so important? What can be done to better prepare? To answer this, we speak with special guest Dr. Kim Williams, a Professor at Mount Royal University, and disaster sociology researcher, who recently published a paper highlighting some of the issues which arose during the 2016 Alberta Wildfires when pets were forceable abandoned....

Duration:00:40:22

E24 - Resilience 2030 - A Review of the EM Strategy for Canada

3/24/2019
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On this 'In Case You Haven't Read It' episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada), we review the recently released Emergency Management Strategy for Canada. What is it? Why do we need one? What problems might arise during implementation? And most importantly, why should I care? All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast - Current, Relevant, Canadian https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/mrgncy-mngmnt-strtgy/index-en.aspx

Duration:00:20:19

E23-No Comment-Tall Tales and Teleprompters

2/16/2019
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The media and disaster management are inseparable. Are you ready to leverage media during disaster? Or do you view them as the enemy? On this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada) we begin to tackle the tricky issue of how to best work with the media during disaster. We interview Public Information Officer Rob Keller to get the story on the risks that responders face in the new age of social media, and hear from our very own Josh Bezanson on 'Top Tips for Talking to the...

Duration:00:39:20

E22 - 2018 - A Year in Review

12/28/2018
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On this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada), we look back on the events, learnings, and milestones of 2018. It was an eventful year, but it's safe to say that when it comes to the evolution of Canadian Disaster Management, we ain't seen nothin' yet!! All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian

Duration:00:27:53

E21 - Get Your Acts Together - An Analysis of Emergency Management Legislation

12/5/2018
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On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC), we speak with Jack Lindsay and dive into the lesser known, and often quite troubling history behind Canadian Emergency Management Law. Does our legislation measure up? Or does Canada need a fresh start? All this and more on this episode of EPIC podcast. Current, Relevant, Canadian.

Duration:00:36:54

DEMCON LIVE - promo

10/4/2018
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Live from Toronto at the DEMCON conference.

Duration:00:00:48

E20 - Hold the Phone - What is Wireless Public Alerting?

7/18/2018
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On this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada) we ask Public Alerting expert Tim Trytten all about the new Canadian Wireless Public Alerting Capability. What is it? How does it work? And can we rely on it during times of crisis? All this and more on this episode of epic podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian

Duration:00:29:41

E19 - Talking Trash - Lessons in Debris Management from the 2013 Southern Alberta Floods

6/21/2018
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On this episode we mark the 5 year anniversary of the 2013 Southern Alberta floods by examining some of the lessons which emerged surrounding the importance of an effective debris management plan. Big thanks to our speaker Joe Angevine for donating his time and expertise! All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast. Current, Relevant, Canadian

Duration:00:51:13

SO INSPIRED RIGHT NOW - Review of the IAEM Canada Conference

6/14/2018
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In this Episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada) we review the recent IAEM Canada Emergency Management Leadership and Innovation Conference and discuss our 'Ah-Ha', 'Uh Oh', and 'Hmmmmm' moments! All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast. Current, Relevant, Canadian.

Duration:00:19:59

E18 - Scheduling Awareness - The Science Behind Awareness Weeks

5/11/2018
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On this episode of EPIC Podcast, we discuss the science behind awareness weeks such as Emergency Preparedness Week 2018 and ask the difficult question: Does it actually work? What promotes preparedness, what are the barriers, and how do we remove them? All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast - Current, Relevant, Canadian

Duration:00:18:02

E17 - We Didn't Start The Fire - Being FireSmart As A Community Responsibility

5/10/2018
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EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada) brings you a quick hazard-specific episode on wildfire mitigation, in which we discuss the FireSmart program! All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast - Current, Relevant, Canadian

Duration:00:16:33

E16 - Hug a Tree and Survive - The AdventureSmart Approach to Promoting Preparedness

5/9/2018
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On this Episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada)we go behind the scenes of one of the most successful preparedness campaigns in Canada to find out what makes AdventureSmart so effective. We also share some tips and tricks on how to move your preparedness campaign from awareness, to action. All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast - Current, Relevant, Canadian

Duration:00:24:02

E15 - Double Jeopardy - Personal Preparedness for Disaster Responders

5/7/2018
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On this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada), we get into the spirit of Emergency Preparedness week 2018 and discuss personal preparedness for disaster responders. How do you go about preparing a team to be both victim and rescuer simultaneously? Simon Bradley, Team Manager for Canada Task Force 2 has the answer! All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast - Current, Relevant, Canadian

Duration:00:20:39

Espresso With An Emergency Manager

4/23/2018
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On this episode of EPIC podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada) we partner with Basecamp Connect to bring you an 'Espresso with an Emergency Manager' episode to help share career experiences in the spirit of mentorship. All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast - Current, Relevant, Canadian

Duration:00:19:49

EPIC News - Feb&Mar 2018

4/8/2018
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Our EPIC Newscast for the months of February and March 2018. Flooding, Swatting, and fake conferences designed to steal your cash! All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast - Current, Relevant, Canadian

Duration:00:19:40

E14 - Check Yourself - An Organizational Resilience Maturity Model

3/16/2018
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On this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada), we discuss the often used, yet poorly operationalized term: Resilience. What does it mean? How do you measure it? And how do you work towards resilience for your organization? To this end we speak with Doug Grant (Certified Emergency Manager) about his proposed 'Organizational Resilience Maturity Model', and how it could help to answer some of these questions. All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast: Current,...

Duration:00:43:35