(Feature Photo by Graham Ruttan on Unsplash) By: Andrew Owlett A New Way to Handle Multiple Incidents of Increased Complexity Typically woven into businesses and local, state, and federal government entities are emergency management teams that staff Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs). These teams can stand up their EOCs at a moment’s notice and employ a broad … Continue reading Emergency Management Redefined
Volunteering and EM
According to the Corporation for National Community Service, volunteering by United States residents is at an all-time high. Thirty percent of adults are supporting their communities by donating their time and energy to causes important to them. Americans, whether or not they volunteer, donated over 400 Billion dollars to charities in 2018. (Giving USA). Knowing … Continue reading Volunteering and EM
Did you know that MACEM instructors were actively involved in U.S. hurricane response and recovery?
Three adjunct instructors assisted during Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria: Carl Wertman, Dan Cornwell, and James McAuliffe. Mr. Wertman was deployed to Anniston, Alabama, where he headed a small training division providing training relating to Disaster Survivor Assistance and Individual Assistance – engaging survivors on a one-to-one personal basis to assess their needs and get … Continue reading Did you know that MACEM instructors were actively involved in U.S. hurricane response and recovery?
Supporting Disaster Survivors in the Disability Community
Author: Linda Mastandrea Disasters can be devastating for those who are left in the aftermath, but the effects are often amplified for people with disabilities. As the senior disability integration advisor to FEMA Administrator Brock Long, it is my responsibility to provide direct support and counsel on disability integration needs in support of response and recovery … Continue reading Supporting Disaster Survivors in the Disability Community
The Public as a Resource
BY W. CRAIG FUGATE / JULY 12, 2017 / Source: govtech.com/em In the case of almost any disaster, the fastest response will be from your neighbor. Far too often, organizations consider the public a liability — something to be rescued in an emergency situation. The opposite is true. The public is one of our greatest … Continue reading The Public as a Resource
Free P3 workshop coming to Rhode Island this August!
Thank you to Donald Vincent, FEMA Community Preparedness Specialist, for the opportunity to present at the FEMA Region I webinar today regarding MACEM Training and Education Pathways. Maturing Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Workshop opens on August 10-11, 2017, Cranston, Rhode Island. Expand YOUR network - register at: Maturing Public-Private Partnerships Workshop On August 10, 2017, key … Continue reading Free P3 workshop coming to Rhode Island this August!
Emergency Management Sector Drives Growth in Resilience and Business Continuity Planning
By: Melody Finnemore The Portland-Tribune, January 14, 2017 As disasters — both natural and manmade — strike across the country and around the world, emergency management is evolving from a reactive response after a disaster occurs to a more proactive approach that focuses on mitigation, resilience planning and strengthening continuity. Correspondingly, the number of job … Continue reading Emergency Management Sector Drives Growth in Resilience and Business Continuity Planning
FEMA Reservist Careers
If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to assist survivors when they are most in need, then join the FEMA Reservist Program. Consider the available Reservist job opportunity below and more (see attached flyer for additional details). For more information and to apply, please click here. Applicant Services Program Specialist When disaster strikes, America … Continue reading FEMA Reservist Careers
Characteristics of a Resilient Nation in 2030
The nation, from individuals to the highest levels of government, has embraced a “culture of resilience.” Information on risks to and vulnerability of individuals and communities is transparent and easily accessible to all. Proactive investments and policy decisions, including those for preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery, have reduced the loss of lives, costs, and socioeconomic … Continue reading Characteristics of a Resilient Nation in 2030
Evidence of Impact: Making the Arts Community an Essential Part of Local Emergency Management
By: Kathy Francis, MS, CEM, MDPEMP Disasters are becoming more frequent, intense, and complex, and require the engagement of all aspects of society. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has embraced the whole community concept throughout all of the phases of emergency management. Communities are becoming more adept at connecting the public and private sectors … Continue reading Evidence of Impact: Making the Arts Community an Essential Part of Local Emergency Management