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The Key Bridge Collapse – Through the Lens of Community Lifelines

Emergency managers now use dashboards to summarize much of what an incident’s response and recovery work entails along the lines of community-based impacts through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Community Lifelines. FEMA utilizes these lifelines as an information-gathering tool to quickly describe to agency administrators and leaders the scale and scope of an incident. Those metrics can drive the creation of incident objectives and provide an overview of the situation as the incident expands…

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The Nexus Between Drug and Human Trafficking

Transnational criminal organizations are using their experience in drug trafficking to utilize routes and operating procedures to take advantage of other criminal opportunities, such as human trafficking.
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Key Bridge Collapse: Unity of Effort

As the response to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse continues in Baltimore, Maryland, the unity of effort among the many agencies and organizations involved has facilitated the progress. Together, they have been addressing the priorities of life safety, incident stabilization, property and asset protection, environmental and economic restoration, and
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The Missing Plague Vials

A true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities again demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities and threats. Perspectives may differ, but the concerns are real and provide an opportunity to learn and prepare.
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Week 2 – Restoring Infrastructure and Instilling Resilience

The Key Bridge collapse was not the first of its kind, and it will not be the last. However, there are measures community leaders can take to strengthen infrastructure and instill resilience. Understanding the short-term and long-term goals after such an incident would help Baltimore and other communities restore the

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Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives

Commercial facilities dominate the U.S. economy, contributing trillions of dollars to the U.S. gross domestic product while employing and supporting millions of jobs. Learn more

Multimodal Transportation Perspectives

Without transportation and communications, emergency response can move at an uncomfortably slow pace, enough so that life, property, and the environment may be unnecessarily compromised.

Energy Sector Perspectives

From the alarm clock that wakes people in the morning, to the natural gas used to cook breakfast, to the refined petroleum products powering vehicles

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The Key Bridge Collapse – Through the Lens of Community Lifelines

Emergency managers now use dashboards to summarize much of what an incident’s response and recovery work entails along the lines of community-based impacts through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Community Lifelines. FEMA utilizes these lifelines as an information-gathering tool to quickly describe to agency administrators and leaders the scale and scope of an incident. Those metrics can drive the creation of incident objectives and provide an overview of the situation as the incident expands…

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Water and Wastewater Sector Perspectives

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency defines the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector as one of “16 critical infrastructure sectors.” Read about this sector’s numerous

Planning for A Cross-Country Special Event

A solar eclipse is a unique form of special event that does not always fall under emergency planning protocols, but it should. This article urges

Incident Management – The Whataburger Way

The Whataburger Command Center team uses a hybrid form of the Incident Command System when an unexpected event threatens the company’s stability, reputation, or operations.

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