Using Technology in Disaster Logistics

This week we talk to Brian Sims of the Disaster Logistics Board. As you may have heard that infantry fights the battles, but logistics wins the wars. That saying is true. We have won wars by disrupting the supply lines. So in the context of Emergency Management, logistics is one of the key elements that we need to address.

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Discussion on Civil Defense with Michael Mabee

So, I have a great deal of experience – both overseas and in the U.S. – seeing what the world looks like when things go wrong.

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Electromagnetic Hazards: The potential effects on the electric grid

Irene Conforti interviews Melissa Hancock, who shares the history of electromagnetic pulse hazards as a threat to our energy grid from the age of civil defense to present. Melissa Hancock is part of the The Foundation for Resilient Societies. The foundations is a non-profit organization engaged in scientific research and education with the goal of protecting technologically-advanced societies from infrequently occurring natural and man-made disasters.

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Emergency Management and Our Role in Sustainability

This week we talk to Dr. Robert Schneider about sustainability and emergency management. As we are in the Recovery, and Mitigation phases we need to consider the impacts of building codes, zoning and land use. Sustainability is part of what we as emergency managers do.

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