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Atlas Air's Virtual Method of Collaboration and Response
Atlas Air's Virtual Method of Collaboration and Response

Eric Rynerson, Lead Safety Investigator at Atlas Air, took on the task of transforming and digitizing the organization’s Emergency Response Center (ERC). Like many organizations of its kind, its growth increased the complexity of coordinating an efficient response to emergencies. Luckily, Veoci seemed to be able to help.

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Planning for All Hazards: How Texas SB1614 May Reframe Resilience for Long Term Care
Planning for All Hazards: How Texas SB1614 May Reframe Resilience for Long Term Care

Very few organizations need to be ‘told’ that they need to revisit and streamline their emergency management and business continuity plans any longer; laws reinforce the idea, and new Texas legislation puts the idea of resilience under a new light. 

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How the NOAA GFS Upgrades Benefit Emergency Planners
How the NOAA GFS Upgrades Benefit Emergency Planners

In March 2021, (NOAA) unveiled the latest update to the agency’s weather forecasting infrastructure: WaveWatchIII. This upgrade will help NOAA and other weather forecasting entities predict weather-related disasters.

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Practitioner’s Profile: How Lance Lynch Gives Back and Helps Others Grow
Practitioner’s Profile: How Lance Lynch Gives Back and Helps Others Grow

For Lance Lynch, MBA, CBCP, a career in public safety and response should allow a practitioner to not only raise themselves, but the people around them. And through that lens, he’s continually sought out chances to expand that helping reach and increase the positive influence on people through his work.

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Celebrating Public Safety Communicators
Celebrating Public Safety Communicators

Public safety telecommunicators also play important roles in EOCs across the country; their functions within the EOC supply critical information to emergency managers, other EOC players, and citizens as part of the response process. Let’s take a look at that role during this year's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

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How NYU Maintains a Common Operating Picture During COVID-19
How NYU Maintains a Common Operating Picture During COVID-19

With just under 59,000 enrolled students and over 19,000 employees, planning and responding to the pandemic have been a challenge, but the NYU team has found a way of controlling the situation and maintaining a common operating picture throughout the organization.

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Earthquake Awareness Month: Preparing for the “Big One”
Earthquake Awareness Month: Preparing for the “Big One”

Despite how prone an agency, municipality, or community is to earthquakes, it’s possible to prepare. Many states and areas across the US dedicate February to earthquake awareness, hoping to prepare their residents and stakeholders for these events.

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Back to School during COVID-19 with Keller Independent School District
Back to School during COVID-19 with Keller Independent School District

Maintaining a sense of normalcy for students throughout this pandemic has continued to be a priority. School districts have been doing all that they can to ensure their students can continue with their education, while maintaining their safety. Chris McLaughlin, Emergency Management Coordinator for Keller Independent School District (ISD) and his team have made sure to adjust day-to-day operations to guarantee that not only can students get back to school, but stay safe in school.

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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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