Verifying Law Enforcement Agencies After an Active Shooter Event: A Critical Approach

In the aftermath of an active shooter event, ensuring the safety and trust of those involved is paramount. One of the most critical aspects of response and recovery is the verification of law enforcement agencies by those seeking refuge or assistance. In this blog post, we will explore a methodology that can enhance safety and Read more about Verifying Law Enforcement Agencies After an Active Shooter Event: A Critical Approach[…]

Using Social Media in Emergencies

In our rapidly evolving digital age, social media platforms have become integral to our daily lives. They enable us to connect, share, and stay informed like never before. However, while these platforms offer valuable communication channels, they should not be our sole reliance during emergencies. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why Read more about Using Social Media in Emergencies[…]

Is “Resiliency” the new focus of emergency management?

I am here in Long Beach at the CEMHS conference listening to a presentation by Dr. Christine Springer of UNLV. Dr. Springer is speaking on the topic of “resiliency” in emergency management. Dr. Springer goes over 13 of some 26 odd definitions of “resiliency” in emergency management found published in various places over the years. Read more about Is “Resiliency” the new focus of emergency management?[…]

Could Oil Spill Debacle be Fatal to NIMS/ICS? (Opinion) not ours…

If your a member of the general public in the United States, you may have been asking yourself – who is in charge of this BP oil spill?  And if you are at all involved with emergency management as part of your profession, then you most likely know about SEMS and NIMS and you know Read more about Could Oil Spill Debacle be Fatal to NIMS/ICS? (Opinion) not ours…[…]

Are earhquake drills required in schools?

The short answer is “yes”.  They are required.  They are referred to in the California Education Code as a “drop procedure.”   Private Schools are required to establish procedures.  Public Schools are required to conduct the drop procedure and shall hold them at least once each school quarter in elementary schools and at least once Read more about Are earhquake drills required in schools?[…]