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Being Prepared for Joint Commission and Disasters
Being Prepared for Joint Commission and Disasters

The Joint Commission helps ensure hospitals meet certain preparedness standards through an accreditation program. The commission’s surveyor will score the hospital, determining if they receive the stamp fo approval. Inspections are random, however, compounding the need for hospitals to always be prepared for disasters (and a Joint Commission surveyor by extension).

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Mardi Gras Emergency Management: Maintaining Safety Amidst Celebration
Mardi Gras Emergency Management: Maintaining Safety Amidst Celebration

Roughly 1.4 million people gather in the streets of New Orleans every year to partake in the Mardi Gras festivities. And while it's a culturally rich event, the nature of the celebration makes it easy to see how things could go wrong. The emergency management department and first responders in New Orleans have to be well prepared for Carnival season. 

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A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management
A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management

Think of all the departments and organizations you have operating within your jurisdiction. Currently, each organization is likely functioning independently, with brief communication crossovers with other departments when necessary. But what if you could bring all of these entities under a single umbrella?

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Budget Season: Tips for an Emergency Management Program
Budget Season: Tips for an Emergency Management Program

January is a key time for many emergency managers in higher education (and other industries). Your budget will soon be due, and it’s time to consider how your department’s funds should be spent. If you want new tech or just resources to help your program grow, now’s the time to push for them. Getting those resources depends, however, on strategically constructing your budget.

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The Benefits of Cloud-Based Emergency Management
The Benefits of Cloud-Based Emergency Management

Today’s platforms are extremely robust, offering emergency managers multiple tools and flexibility during both daily operations and emergencies. And to do this, these platforms take advantage of today’s most enabling computing technology, which includes the cloud.

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Mitigation: The Key to the Future of Wildfire Prevention
Mitigation: The Key to the Future of Wildfire Prevention

Recently that world has been watching, and lending a helping hand when possible, as Australia is ravaged by wildfires. Australian citizens have lost their homes, businesses, and loved ones to the raging flames, and wildlife on the island may never be the same. As Australia battles these bushfires, one question is on many people’s minds: What can we do to prevent a wildfire crisis of this magnitude from happening again?

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Emergency Safety Tips for Pet Owners
Emergency Safety Tips for Pet Owners

We all love our furry friends, but it can be easy to overlook their safety in times of crisis. Sometimes we aren’t even prepared ourselves, let alone prepared for our pets. Fortunately, there are some basic steps you can follow to ensure your pet’s safety during an emergency.

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Envisioning the Future of Emergency Management
Envisioning the Future of Emergency Management

2020 will bring exciting things. Even in the absence of flying cars, the sci-fi writer’s favorite year can still deliver shiny tech and new ideas. Nothing will be exempt, which means in 2020, or the following years, we may see some changes to emergency management. But what kind of changes do we see in the coming years?

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Preparing for Winter Weather: Ice Storms
Preparing for Winter Weather: Ice Storms

Snow, sleet, ice, and freezing temperatures can halt our daily lives in their paths, affecting power, roads, and personal safety. However, with a few basic safety tips, civilians and utility companies alike can prepare for and recover from the harsh realities of winter weather.

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Watches vs Warnings: The Differences and How to Respond
Watches vs Warnings: The Differences and How to Respond

We’ve all seen a watch or a warning issued when severe weather hits. And, because we’ve seen these calls before, we assume we know what they mean. But have you ever stopped and thought about how forecasters and meteorologists come to their conclusions?

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Practitioner's Profile: How Lisa Teel is Building a Future for Higher Education EM
Practitioner's Profile: How Lisa Teel is Building a Future for Higher Education EM

As part of our ongoing practitioner’s profile series, here’s more on Lisa’s career in emergency management and her philosophies as to what makes an emergency manager successful.

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Game Day Emergency Management: Veoci’s Higher Education Game Day Solution
Game Day Emergency Management: Veoci’s Higher Education Game Day Solution

At many universities, the largest events are athletic-related, drawing in crowds of students and fans alike. As a result, athletic departments, emergency management, and public safety professionals always engage to ensure these events are a success.

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Practitioner’s Profile: How Lauren Mink Approaches EM for Higher Education
Practitioner’s Profile: How Lauren Mink Approaches EM for Higher Education

Lauren creates, shapes, and delivers critical crisis management solutions for Veoci’s higher education customers as a Solutions Engineer. With her years of experience as an emergency and continuity planner at both the county and university levels, she can continue making an impact on campuses across the country through this role.

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Practitioners' Profiles: The Firefighters of Veoci
Practitioners' Profiles: The Firefighters of Veoci

John Duddy and Rich Smith are subject matter experts in emergency management and response. They’re not just Veoci team members, but first responders who gear up and run towards a crisis while everyone else heads in the opposite direction. They are firefighters: brave individuals who frequently put their lives on the line to protect the personal safety of complete strangers.

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Questions to Ask about the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff
Questions to Ask about the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the California-based utility that provides service to almost two-thirds of the state, initiated a public safety power shutoff (PSPS) on October 9th to around 500,000-800,000 of its customers. Most of those customers reside in the northern part of the state in counties surrounding San Francisco and Sacramento. A lesser portion also resides around Los Angeles.

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Practitioner’s Profile: Mark Demski's 30+ Years of Public Safety
Practitioner’s Profile: Mark Demski's 30+ Years of Public Safety

Here's an account of Mark’s career, the lessons he’s learned, and how he envisions the future of emergency management and response.

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