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,

Public Health Should They Take the Lead in Emergency Management?

In recent years, the health impacts of infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, industrial and environmental catastrophes, and conflict have captured the world’s attention and reinforced the importance of strengthening public health systems to better protect communities and populations from naturally occurring and human-caused threats.