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“The Edge of Disaster” by Stephen Flynn

By EM Weekly | June 8, 2017

So, the puzzle here lies on how to build support for infrastructure, and how do we get it going. The odd part about it is, here in California, we’re putting money into this high-speed rail, that’s never been built yet.

EOC Work Flow with Jim Bailey

By EM Weekly | June 1, 2017

“The Obstacle is The Way”. I think that would be a great book for a person to read, for a number of different reasons. One, it helps, I think, sort of shape your perception at how you look at obstacles, and how you have to be adroit to solve problems and turn the obstacle into an advantage.

Emergency Management How to get a Budget

By EM Weekly | May 25, 2017

You know, I had the same philosophy, and I used to do that a lot. I get some push backs sometimes from the command staff, going: “why do we have to activate for this?”, and I said: “because, at a minimum, it’s a great practice for a live event”.

Team Rubicon with Amanda Burke

By EM Weekly | May 18, 2017

What kind of leadership development does Team Rubicon do with their leaders? So, we have a few different avenues for that. Obviously, we have the more professional development of the ICS courses, so we do… you know, leaders through ICS 300 and 400, and encourage them to go out and get their textbooks for other general staff positions.

Eric Holderman, Emergency Management, Under Construction

By EM Weekly | May 11, 2017

To achieve immortality, you can do so by sharing your wisdom…

Emergency Management Do You Have True GRIT?

By EM Weekly | May 4, 2017

an incredibly game-changing question and response to be asking. So, control, ownership, reach, and then endurance is one that can affect so much, because it’s a question of how long do you perceive it’s gonna last or endure?

How to Enhance Your Training and Exercises

By EM Weekly | April 27, 2017

So, we get picked up by some CH-53’s and they take us out there, and fly on the lake, and we land in the middle of this area. I look at my sergeant, and I go: hey Gunny, where’s the lake?

Steve Detwiler, Where is Emergency Management Heading

By EM Weekly | April 19, 2017

When I first started the profession, there was maybe like, a handful… not a handful, but there was a good number of NGOs to work with, but now… the kind of disasters that just… we’ve seen a huge spike in the last couple years. The number of hurricanes we’ve responded to, and they’re getting bigger…

Brushfire Plague series, R.P. Ruggiero

By EM Weekly | April 13, 2017

The book I was telling you about, The Novelist Boot Camp, I kinda tried to follow this, where they said: don’t make the mistake to make the character just like you, because it won’t be good writing. And basically said, like, the character can be 75% you, but you need enough detachment as a writer that it’s just not a clone of you, because then it usually just becomes pretty boring.

Mass Communications with Titan HST

By EM Weekly | April 5, 2017

Todd De Voe interviews Vic Merjanian the creator of Titan HST, technology to improve mass communications during an emergency.

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