A weekly insight into the world of emergency management and disaster preparedness made for everyone! The goal of the show is to provide useful insights and discussions made for everyone from the experienced professional to the casually interested listener.

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State of Emergency Episode 38, Higher Education and Emergency Management

Higher Education and Emergency Management

By Brian | May 6, 2019

Higher education or experience? Trades and certifications for specific jobs or advanced diplomas? Chuck and Daniel are discussing the hot topic

State of Emergency episode 37, Leadership


By Brian | April 29, 2019

Leadership is one of the most important traits emergency managers should have, but what makes a good leader? This week Chuck and Daniel are talking about 5 key traits of effective leaders and how to make yourself a better leader in whatever you do!

State of Emergency ep 36 Off-Topic: Avengers EndGame

Off-Topic: Avengers End Game

By Brian | April 22, 2019

This week the guys are going off topic and discussing the event that is Marvel Studio’s Avengers EndGame. Hang out with us as we discuss the impact Marvel has had on many of us over the past decade!

State of Emergency Podcast, episode 35, Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials Awareness

By Brian | April 15, 2019

Ever wondered why the show logo is a gas mask? The guys are talking about their favorite topic…HAZMAT! Advice for first responder safety, citizen awareness, and advice for preppers seeking to add gas masks and other PPE to their gear list.

State of Emergency Podcast, episode 34, fitness

Fitness for First Responders

By Brian | April 8, 2019

Chuck and Daniel are back in the gym! This week they are talking about fitness and why it is vitally important for first responders, EM professionals, and well…everyone! Also, 7 tips for fitness!

State of Emergency, episode 33 Disaster Preparedness Series: Tornadoes

Disaster Preparedness Series: Tornadoes

By Brian | April 1, 2019

Chuck and Daniel are starting a new series of disaster specific topics. This week’s episode will focus on tornado safety just in time for Spring! Think tornadoes are something that only happen in certain areas? You might be surprised! Tune in to review how to keep you and your family safe on the road, at work, at play, and at home.

State of Emergency Podcast Episode 32

Essential Skills: What Do You Really Know?

By Brian | March 25, 2019

In this episode the guys break down eight essential survival skills and ask the hard questions about whether or not we really know what we think we know. Do you have what it takes to survive?

Preparedness. It’s a Family Thing. Episode 5, season 2 of "State of Emergency" Podcast

Preparedness. It’s a Family Thing

By Brian | March 18, 2019

Chuck and Daniel have a special guest, Chuck’s wife Elizabeth! In this episode, she shares what prompted her to get into personal preparedness, understand the importance of it, and offers advice for how to get your family into the preparedness mindset, while also avoiding things that may turn them away from it. Turn this one on in the car with the family and let it open up a great conversation on why preparedness is truly, a family thing!

Season 2, episode 5 of State of Emergency

Can Prepping be Fun?

By Brian | March 11, 2019

Can what seems like the tedious, often doom oriented process of becoming personally prepared for disasters actually be fun?

State of Emergency Podcast

All-Hazards Mindset

By Brian | July 7, 2018

The guys discuss the recent terror plot in Ohio and what an all-hazards mindset is for professional and private citizens when it comes to planning for any event.