What if a Nuclear Blast went off in YOUR Area?

Ever wondered what would happen if a nuclear blast went off in your area? It’s horrifying as well as interesting to find out. Open this amazing website (Outrider.org) and put the name of the location to experience the effects of the nuclear blast. Continue reading

Favorite Caliber – the .22LR

If I had to choose one caliber to shoot the rest of my life it would hands down be the .22LR. Of course, I’m glad no choice such as that is necessary. No idea how many rounds of .22LR I’ve shot bricks of the stuff have been gone through. So much fun! Over the years I’ve drooled over numerous .22LR rifles and pistols. One I desperately wanted was the Calico M-100. This was a really interesting gun as it had a 100-rd helical fed magazine. I never had an opportunity to shoot one. They can be seen for sale online

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What Does It Mean To Be an EM Student

This week we are talking to Franzi Economy the host of the EM Weekly show to discuss her journey in emergency management education, why she decided to pursue a post-graduate certificate in emergency management, what she is exploring with the EM Student Podcast, and how she sees the next generation of emergency managers taking on new threats and issues.

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FEMA Accessible: FEMA, FCC to test National Emergency Alert Systems 8/11/21

FEMA, partnering with the Federal Communication Commission, will conduct a national test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert with radio, TV, cable stations, and wireless carriers at 2:20 PM Eastern Time on August 11, 2021. The EAS test is expected to last around one minute and will confirm the ability of the system to deliver a national EAS message

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Drones a Critical Asset for Emergency Operations




Drones in the emergency response space is not a new idea, however we have seen a growth of the application and use of drones by both small and large jurisdictions. Drones are a great tool. Today we sit-down with Chief Charles Werner (ret.) a world wide drone expert and director of Droneresponders. Drones empower emergency managers and first responders to evaluate serious disaster situations. With realtime information that complements the information reported  from on the ground personnel, drones help complete the operational picture. Today drones have artificial intelligence , machine learning, augmented reality, infrared as some of their capabilities. DRONERESPONDERS is a non-profit program created to unite these new aerial first responders, emergency managers, and search and rescue specialists under a unified organization to help learn, train, and test with one another with the ultimate objective of maximizing drone operations for public safety. DRONERESPONDERS is an official 501(c)3 non-profit Drones for Good™ program of AIRT, Inc. 

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Corporals Corner: Solo Overnight Building a Trappers Cabin From Red Dead Redemption 2 and Double Ribeye with Corn

In this video, Shawn explores video game bush craft and builds a trappers cabin in the woods from Red Dead Redemption 2, enjoy.  Please go to Corporal’s Corner’s YouTube page and click the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE BUTTONS as well as the NOTIFICATION BELL.

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M4S: Lessons from the Great Depression We Can Use Right Now

The late 1920s and early 1930s were challenging times economically for our country, and we’re starting to see similar issues today. Those who are wise learn from history, and those who do not, repeat it.  Check out Mind 4 Survival’s article that has some lessons we can take from the Great Depression and apply them to our current situation.

FEMA’s Flood Insurance Advocate Explains Flood Claims

FEMA’s Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA) created this video to help the public better understand how to navigate the claims process for policies under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For more information about flood insurance claims, please visit FloodSmart | How to Start Your Flood Insurance Claim. For more information about FEMA’s Flood Insurance Advocate, please visit https://www.fema.gov/flood-insurance/advocate.