No Go Bag

The No Go Bag, We need to think more about an evacuation bag and what you need to have to keep your family safe and secure. You included your insurance, birth certificates, cash, pet care, and all of your prescriptions.

What’s Happening at the Natural Disaster & Emergency Management Expo

The Natural Disaster & Emergency Management (NDEM) Expo, powered by global events leader, Reed Exhibitions, is a comprehensive trade event and online resource dedicated to the preparation, response, and recovery of physical and human assets of public and private organizations. NDEM will help your organization gain the knowledge, discover the tools, and connect with the individuals necessary to make your organization more secure and resilient, all while minimizing operational disruptions and ensuring public safety in this ever-changing world. Continue reading

The Crisis Response Journal , A Publication for Emergency Managers

In its 17th year, Crisis Response Journal is the global information resource covering all aspects of human-induced disasters or natural hazards, spanning response, disaster risk reduction, resilience, business continuity, and security. CRJ is about bringing agencies, disciplines, nations, and the private and public sectors together to understand their different roles and perspectives, thereby improving a unified response to large-scale crises or averting crises in the first place effective disaster risk reduction. The CRJ cover a range of threats, from CBRN and cybercrime to conventional terrorism, from pandemic protection and preparedness to flooding, from fires and chemical incidents to large scale natural emergencies such as earthquakes, from environmental degradation to climate issues, from critical infrastructure protection to business and national continuity, security, resilience, and sustainability. Emily Hough

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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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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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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.

Community Emergency Response Team Trailer

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

This video is provided by FEMA via the www.ready.gov/CERT website. Please see the usage guidelines here: https://www.fema.gov/photo-video-audio-use-guidelines