Leading Innovation in Emergency Management Decision Making

Emergency managers make time-sensitive decisions in order to protect the public from threats both natural and human-caused.  Decision-making models can be used to develop better decision support tools, improve training, and understand how innovative, data and critical information affect the emergency managers’ role in protecting the public.

 The 2021 EM Weekly Top 10 Books That Belong On An EM’s Bookshelf!

As emergency managers, we need to keep ourselves up to date on the trends and new information that is out there. In addition, we need to read about leadership, policy, economics, past disasters, and more.  So, what are the books that emergency managers should have read in 2021, and what do they need to read in 2022? Join us as we explore our list and what the emergency managers have voted on for 2021! 

What is Disaster Resilience? Is Your Community Ready?

Disaster resilience is the ability of individuals, communities, organizations, and states to adapt to and recover from hazards, shocks, or stresses without compromising long-term prospects for development. According to the Hyogo Framework for Action, disaster resilience is determined by the degree to which individuals, communities, and public and private organizations can organize themselves to learn from past disasters and reduce their risks to future ones, at international, regional, national, and local levels.

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 worldwide drone expert and director of Droneresponders.

Private Sector Emergency Management How They Enhance The Profession

The changing scope and scale of disasters, both natural and technological, have altered the ways in which disaster management and financing are addressed and the roles of private-sector organizations specifically. Businesses and nonprofit organizations are increasingly central to the process,