Aware, Arrange, Adapt: Upgrading Your Time Management Skills

Authors: Kathy Francis, MACEM&PS Executive Director and Contributing Writer Dr. Karen Wilson, FCC Computing & Business Technology Department ChairDo you remember the days of striving for “inbox zero?” Those videos about structuring your day that you might’ve watched, or that one book you read on organizing that you might’ve read, before 2020’s slate of crises … Continue reading Aware, Arrange, Adapt: Upgrading Your Time Management Skills

Pandemic Reflections: Simple Steps for Better Senior Preparedness

Author: Kathy Francis, MACEM&PS Executive Director and Contributing WriterAs emergency management professionals, we sometimes (often) take our work home: applying preparedness skills in our home environments, taking a practical approach to life, planning for supplies, and planning to practice the plans. We’ve even been known to “gift” preparedness supplies during holidays. It comes with the … Continue reading Pandemic Reflections: Simple Steps for Better Senior Preparedness

Signs restricting visitor entry to a hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency Management Redefined

(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

The Power of Stakeholder Engagement

By: Kathy Francis, Executive Director As the leader of the Frederick Community College (FCC), Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management and Public Safety (MACEM&PS), I launched a new outreach program on Monday, December 2, 2019. I hope that you have observed the MACEM&PS “40 Days of Engagement” initiative and that you are seeing our vast professional … Continue reading The Power of Stakeholder Engagement

2-Year Emergency Management Programs, Part VII: Curriculum Development Resources

This blog contains excerpts from the “Planning Resource for Developing a Two-Year Emergency Management Academic Program” (March 2019) and reflects the collective contribution of the time and expertise of several individuals sharing their dedication to preparing the next generation of emergency management professionals. Join the national community of two-year emergency management program discussion! Did you … Continue reading 2-Year Emergency Management Programs, Part VII: Curriculum Development Resources

2-Year Emergency Management Programs, Part VI: Emergency Management Core

This blog contains excerpts from the “Planning Resource for Developing a Two-Year Emergency Management Academic Program” (March 2019) and reflects the collective contribution of the time and expertise of several individuals sharing their dedication to preparing the next generation of emergency management professionals. Join the national community of two-year emergency management program discussion! Did you … Continue reading 2-Year Emergency Management Programs, Part VI: Emergency Management Core

2-Year Emergency Management Programs, Part V: General Education Curricula

This blog contains excerpts from the “Planning Resource for Developing a Two-Year Emergency Management Academic Program” (March 2019) and reflects the collective contribution of the time and expertise of several individuals sharing their dedication to preparing the next generation of emergency management professionals. Join the national community of two-year emergency management program discussion! Did you … Continue reading 2-Year Emergency Management Programs, Part V: General Education Curricula

2-Year Emergency Management Programs, Part IV: Delivery Mode and Sequencing Considerations

This blog contains excerpts from the “Planning Resource for Developing a Two-Year Emergency Management Academic Program” (March 2019) and reflects the collective contribution of the time and expertise of several individuals sharing their dedication to preparing the next generation of emergency management professionals. Join the national community of two-year emergency management program discussion! Did you … Continue reading 2-Year Emergency Management Programs, Part IV: Delivery Mode and Sequencing Considerations