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Program Management: A Holistic Take on Healthcare Emergency Management
Program Management: A Holistic Take on Healthcare Emergency Management

Preparedness is important in every industry. But it’s especially so in healthcare, as many people’s health and safety rely on the continuity of services and operations.

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How Higher Education Can Practice Point of Distribution (POD) Exercises
How Higher Education Can Practice Point of Distribution (POD) Exercises

That COVID-19 vaccine will need to be distributed, and local organizations may be tapped to help out. Colleges and universities may be part of that cohort. Participating schools will need to run points of distribution (PODs) to accomplish this. And if a school’s staff is unfamiliar with this type of operation, a practice run is worth their time.

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Revisiting the CARES Act: What It Means for Local Governments
Revisiting the CARES Act: What It Means for Local Governments

Lately, things are moving weirdly fast. We’re less than 3 months away from that December deadline. So if your organization does have leftover funds from the CARES Act to spend, how can your team best use those funds?

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Taking Another Look at ICS in 2020
Taking Another Look at ICS in 2020

The incident command system (ICS), however, was developed in the 1970s, and while it’s been used and occasionally updated through the decades, it’s a good time to ask if we should update it again or if we can identify and address any of its shortcomings.

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Managing Multiple Emergencies
Managing Multiple Emergencies

While emergency managers can effectively and efficiently respond to incidents and disasters, they can’t prevent events from happening. While it’s rare, emergencies can overlap and stress the response infrastructure emergency management teams have implemented at their organizations. What strategies can emergency managers use to respond to these unusual scenarios?

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Integrating CAD, Emergencies, and Planning
Integrating CAD, Emergencies, and Planning

One of the most used pieces of tech in this industry are CADs (computer-aided dispatch systems). However, CADs are often closed systems that capture all the data emergency services need. But there is an opportunity for these systems (depending on how they're built) to integrate with other tools employed by emergency services.

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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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