This week we kick off the new year with a discussion with FEMA’s Administrator Brock Long. Last year was one of the most active disasters seasons in history worldwide.
This week we are discussing the role of the non-government disaster response organizations. Since 2000 there has been a steady increase in the number of organizations not affiliated with government that are responding to and doing an effective job during and after a disaster. Texas Disaster Inc, is a company that was formed after Hurricane Harvey by Jon Cole.
Gone are the days when the position could be a collateral duty to somebody who sits in the corner, didn’t know what to do with them, and they
Now emergency management isn’t necessarily just about response and recovery anymore, it really is becoming much more complex.
Today, we are talking about a Resilient Community. According to the Webster’s Dictionary online, resilience is the capacity to recover quickly. I think that our role as emergency managers becomes even more important during recovery.
Hey welcome to EM Weekly, and this is your host Todd De Voe. And today we’re talking FEMA’s Strategic Plan with Dr. Daniel Kaniewski. He is the Deputy Administrator for the Protection and National Preparedness Program for FEMA.
obviously, with IPAWS, that is definitely on the radar screen of those inside FEMA that are administrating the IPAWS program. It is a true program that we face, and a dynamic one; it’s going to continue to change, as technology goes forward. And so, some of the discussions inside FEMA now are, for example
I’m a chair at the global board. And what we’re doing from a global perspective is reaching out across the globe, building connections, building relationships, creating training opportunities, so that we can help other countries develop substantive emergency management programs.
are they EOCs or are they multi-agency coordination centers, and I tried to differentiate, and an EOC is where the elected authority and who is authorized to execute that authority in an emergency…
Yes. We could spend a whole hour probably talking about exercise design and stuff. But one of the things that I hate most about going to exercises is when people either program…