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Big City Emergency Management

By EM Weekly | August 15, 2019

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.

Systems Thinking for Emergency Managers

Systems Thinking for Emergency Managers

By EM Weekly | August 5, 2019

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

Power Outage, Is Your Community Ready?, Episode 126

Power Outage, Is Your Community Ready?

By EM Weekly | July 25, 2019

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.

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Emotional and Physiological Trauma after an Act of Violence

By EM Weekly | July 18, 2019

Manya Chylinski:    They were all so uncomfortable with us giving them hugs. And one of them said to my friends;…

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Youth and Preparedness

By EM Weekly | July 11, 2019

This week are talking to Dr. Ryan Akers about youth preparedness. Ryan is the founder of MyPI Short for My Preparedness Initiative

The Crisis Academy Why you need to pay attention with Dr. Camilla Barker-DeStefano

The Crisis Academy Why you need to pay attention

By EM Weekly | June 20, 2019

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.

You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most

You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most

By EM Weekly | June 13, 2019

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.

Who Should Emergency Managers Report To

Who Should Emergency Managers Report To

By EM Weekly | June 6, 2019

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.

Using Technology in Disaster Logistics

Using Technology in Disaster Logistics

By EM Weekly | May 30, 2019

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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Emergency Management Leadership The Skills We All Need

By EM Weekly | May 23, 2019

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.

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