By: Didi Culp This time of year, it’s evident that humans aren’t the only ones employing emergency management practices. Migratory birds mitigate the impact of seasonal extremes by moving about the planet. On Sunday, this cardinal hen was startled by a murmuration of starlings and took a wrong turn into a window. A few minutes … Continue reading Emergencies Come in All Sizes
MACEM is checking the updated weather predictions for January-March 2019. It looks like it's going to be a cold one from the South to the mid-Atlantic. Be prepared! Visit here for more details: https://weather.com/forecast/national/news/2018-12-20-january-february-march-2019-us-temperature-outlook-the-weather MACEM appreciates first responders and others who work outside and offer 6 tips for working safe in cold weather: https://safetylineloneworker.com/blog/cold-weather-safety-tips/
Many humane professionals have expressed concerns over the years that buying a pet as a gift is risky for the pet. New research from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says gift pets are no more likely than individually chosen pets to make a good match for their owners. In fact, … Continue reading Pet Preparedness for the New Year
Check out the latest FEMA PrepTalk by Philip Mann! Some great thoughts on how public works and emergency management are even more connected than we might think, and how important it is to keep that connection alive and improving. Collaboration, communication, and novel uses of heavy construction equipment: ingredients for a good time... and a … Continue reading Public Works PrepTalk
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
Lt. Colonel Amy Bennett, retired, says that there is room for everyone in emergency management. You may think that storing bottles of water and granola bars isn’t very interesting but preparedness is a way of life. Are you interested in food? Emergencykitcookoff.org challenges you to find creative uses for three days of food that you’ve … Continue reading Emergency Kit Cookoff!
As September comes to an end, you may be thinking another emergency preparedness month has passed, and there are things you would have liked to get in order for your own disaster kit but just didn’t find the time. Getting started is the most important step. This time next year, you can be fully prepared. … Continue reading Do 1 Thing
Vision: Comprehensively resilient and prepared American communities to ensure the safety, security, quality, and future of national life. Goal: Inspire a culture change where preparedness is the social norm. Objectives: Leverage community colleges to spearhead and sustain a community-based national culture of continuous innovation and resilience-based preparedness. Create community-based preparedness and resilience coalitions. Educate community … Continue reading American Preparedness Security Initiative Part IV: APSI Tactical Plan
The MACEM APSI program offers solutions! Educate and Empower Communities — enable them to act in their best interests, and ultimately, in the best interests of all. APSI members will craft community-focused, resilience-based education, training, and certification curricula to meet the preparedness requirements of both individuals and communities they can serve. Continuously Question the Status … Continue reading American Preparedness Security Initiative Part III: The MACEM and APSI Solution Set
To further national critical infrastructure and preparedness policies, programs, and goals, APSI will issue a bold call to action to community colleges nationwide. It will bring to bear untapped awareness, education, and certification capabilities to develop a new and objectively measurable culture of national preparedness. Serving as a national academic leader, I know first-hand the … Continue reading American Preparedness Security Initiative Part II: Why Engage Community Colleges?