This week we are talking to Mona Curry about what it is like to be a “Big City Emergency Manager”. Los Angeles is a vast geographical are with everything from beaches, dense city population, and mountain wildland area. In addition to this size of the city, they have to plan for special events that are on the world stage.
This week we are talking to Dr Derek Cabrera. Derek is an internationally recognized expert in metacognition and that’s basically thinking about thinking and epidemiology, which is the study of knowledge, human and organizational learning and education. He completed his PhD in post-doctoral studies at Cornell University and served in the Faculty of Cornell and a researcher at the Santa Fe Institute. And He leads the Cabrera research lab. We discuss systems thinking and how do we apply systems thinking to the world of emergency management
This week we are talking to Michael Cockrell about the power company’s (California) Public Safety Power Shutoff. The issue is that how do we prepare the public for these events? How do who is responsible for the losses associated with the power shutoff? What about the infirm that need power to live? Michael brings his expertise and research to this important topic.
Manya Chylinski: They were all so uncomfortable with us giving them hugs. And one of them said to my friends;…
This week are talking to Dr. Ryan Akers about youth preparedness. Ryan is the founder of MyPI Short for My Preparedness Initiative
This week we are talking to Camilla Baker-DeStefano, she is the founder of the Crisis Academy a new online emergency management training platform. Camilla has a great and interesting background and her journey to emergency management is one that you will want to hear.
This week we are talking to Eric McNulty from the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard. We have had Eric on to talk about the NPLI, however today we are talking about the new book that has just been releases called You’re it.
This week we are talking to Jerusha Kasch from Rice University about the role of the emergency manager and where they belong in the organization chart. This is one of the key parts to increase the professional standards of the field of emergency management.
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.
This week we are discussing leadership and how we can shape the field of emergency management. Jocko Willink in his book Extreme Ownership lays out the path on how to be a good leader. Now it is time to take those principles and implement them in Emergency Management.