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.

How about an open source study guide?

Dan Romanchick has been doing the “No Nonsense” amateur radio license study guides for nearly 20 years. He is concidering making all three guides part of an open source project, and he is looking for people with experience open source projects to assist him.

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