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.

Kevin Bigelow, Functional Needs

By EM Weekly | April 5, 2017

Interview with Kevin Bigelow, formerly emergency manager, Social Services, Orange County, CA. Discussing persons with mobility and functional needs issues.

EMWeekly, What EM Weekly is all About

By EM Weekly | April 5, 2017

So, what is my experience in EM? what did I do? How did I get there? Well, I worked for a while for a couple of local cities, and the reason why I’m kind of being vague on the cities is that… not that I’m ashamed of what I did or anything like that, I just don’t really have the permission to talk about this in the setting here, but you could probably Google me …