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Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

  Amateur radio clubs serve as microcosms where participants can learn about technology and build and contribute to a rich blend of technical discussions, skillsets, and strategies. These clubs provide opportunities to excel in skills essential for effective communication and collaboration within the amateur radio environment. Radio operators actively contribute to ham radio’s disaster communication, task management, and analytical reasoning found in risk management and troubleshooting scenarios. To participate in amateur radio, also known as…

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Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership

Elected officials and emergency response personnel form the nucleus of community leadership, a driving force for collaborative relationships with local stakeholders. Find out how community leaders who adopt the tenets of transformational leaders can promote resilience and security in their jurisdictions.

National Preparedness Efforts Among Tribal Communities

Participants at the National Tribal Emergency Management Council’s annual conference in August shared some key takeaways for tribal and nontribal communities to improve their disaster preparedness efforts. Understanding the concerns and challenges is essential.

Planning for A Cross-Country Special Event

A solar eclipse is a unique form of special event that does not always fall under emergency planning protocols, but it should. This article urges preparedness professionals to collaborate with eclipse planning committees to ensure the safety and security of all those involved.

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Key Bridge Collapse: Unity of Effort

As the response to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse continues in Baltimore, Maryland, the unity of effort among the many agencies and organizations involved

Elegant Community Preparation

Elegant community preparation means having a process that makes disaster planning efforts simpler for community members. By collaboratively focusing on novel factors in an easily

The “R” Word

Resilience has multiple meanings for public health, emergency, and homeland security management professionals. However, the objective of building resilience should go beyond hazard mitigation. With

Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

During a mass casualty incident, response agencies must be able to communicate in real-time. This means that interoperability plans need to include everyone involved in

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Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

  Amateur radio clubs serve as microcosms where participants can learn about technology and build and contribute to a rich blend of technical discussions, skillsets, and strategies. These clubs provide opportunities to excel in skills essential for effective communication and collaboration within the amateur radio environment. Radio operators actively contribute to ham radio’s disaster communication, task management, and analytical reasoning found in risk management and troubleshooting scenarios. To participate in amateur radio, also known as…

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Preparing the Next Generation for Increasing Disasters

Preparing the next generation of emergency preparedness and response professionals requires educational programs that teach critical thinking and life-saving strategies. Many programs and resources address

A National Plan to Link Response and Recovery

In March 2023, FEMA published the Response and Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plan. Learn about this big step forward for the emergency management community –

Leader of the Pack – Canine Detection

In the wake of a disaster, time is critical for locating survivors and recovering bodies. This type of work requires training, skills, and abilities acquired

Virtual Reality Training Revolution Is Here

The click-through, good-enough training, ubiquitous in many organizations, is not good enough anymore. A Harvard Business Review article titled “Where Companies Go Wrong with Learning and Development” (L&D) discovered that

The Pony Express Rides Again

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers and facilities, local jurisdictions, and state agencies struggled to acquire personal protective equipment (PPE),

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