A Review of Local Business COVID Mitigation Measures, 2 Years On

The Student Dispatch is a space to highlight the voices of our MACEM&PS students while they're still studying with us! Topics are chosen by the students in consultation with an advisor, and are only lightly edited - we want this to be authentic to their skills, feelings, and knowledge at the time of writing. Join … Continue reading A Review of Local Business COVID Mitigation Measures, 2 Years On

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