By CHRIS SHEACH, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, March 22, 2023.
No single communication solution can apply to every situation. To better prepare the next generation of public safety professionals, one professor is challenging young adults to develop social media messaging that reaches diverse populations and encourages action to protect lives and property during emergencies.
By JAMES L. GREENSTONE & WELDON WALLES, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, March 22, 2023.
When a disaster strikes, responders face scenarios that deviate from normal routines, protocols, and resources. This newly proposed sufficiency testing and training guidance for disaster responders aims to prepare professionals mentally for these worst-case scenarios. By attempting to perform small but impossible tasks, participants begin to address the mental challenges they are likely to encounter during a crisis.
By THEODORE (TED) TULLY, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, September 19, 2012.
Whether responding to mass casualties from a nuclear blast or an attack by a single "Lone Wolf" shooter, hospital preparedness requires careful planning, effective coordination, and collaboration in the sharing of critical resources. Inter-hospital cooperation and training will almost always result in a better outcome than would be possible through single-facility planning efforts.
By CHAS EBY, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, April 26, 2017.
“Emergency management” is a term broadly defining a field that includes federal, state, and local government agencies, voluntary organizations active in disasters, and private sector stakeholders that conduct a variety of activities to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from incidents. However, “emergency management” does not accurately describe the discipline or represent the most valuable skillset of emergency managers and their agencies: complex problem solving.
By ROBERT J. (BOB) ROLLER, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, March 15, 2023.
In March 2023, FEMA published the Response and Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plan. Learn about this big step forward for the emergency management community – the development and content of this new plan as well as the next steps for key stakeholders.
By CAMERON GONTESKI, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, March 15, 2023.
Common terms like “Tornado Alley” should not get in the way of planning for evolving environmental threats. Meteorologists look at trends and recognize that tornadoes are one natural hazard that is shifting eastward. Make sure state and local hazard mitigation plans are updated and ready for this shift.
By RAPHAEL M. BARISHANSKY, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, May 08, 2013.
This 2013 article is a reminder of how the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act was designed to support communities in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from major public health emergencies.
By TAYLOR BONSALL-WINN, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, March 8, 2023.
Emergency managers often go unnoticed until a disaster occurs. However, disaster response efforts are much more effective when communities work together and trust their local responding agencies. Learn how one county has changed its mindset to develop stronger community partnerships and buy-in before the next disaster.
By BARB CLARK, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, March 8, 2023.
In the wake of a disaster, time is critical for locating survivors and recovering bodies. This type of work requires training, skills, and abilities acquired by canines due to their unique anatomy and physiology. However, there are key considerations before implementing K9 programs.