Pandemic Reflections: Improving Communications with Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Individuals

The events of the past year – from the pandemic to civil rights protests to instances of political violence – have, understandably and for a variety of interwoven reasons, caused many in the public safety sector to rethink the way communication gets done. Conveying information to and from the public has always been an important … Continue reading Pandemic Reflections: Improving Communications with Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Individuals

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