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.