Admins, join us for our first in-person Level 1 - Admin Boot Camp in New Haven from July 12 - 13!

Veoci Blog

Category:

Emergency Management

Back to Veoci Blog
How to Incorporate Heatwave Preparedness in Shelter Management
How to Incorporate Heatwave Preparedness in Shelter Management

The irksome nature of heatwaves can’t let us forget that they’re also dangerous weather events. With this in mind, how can we mitigate the impacts of heatwaves on both the individual and collective levels?

Continue reading
Lightning Can Strike Twice: Safety and Response Tips for EOCs
Lightning Can Strike Twice: Safety and Response Tips for EOCs

Thunderstorms are so common in some regions that residents may not take the threat seriously. In other regions, the storms only strike for a short part of the year, so many residents aren’t knowledgeable on how to respond. With that in mind, here are some reminders, or some new safety tips, to remember the next time those dark clouds come in.

Continue reading
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.

Continue reading
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.

Continue reading
Covid-19 & Higher Education: Two Years Later
Covid-19 & Higher Education: Two Years Later

The higher education system had to quickly adapt to these new expectations. While the Covid-19 pandemic has been baked into our routines, it's an ongoing response with shifting requirements to which we have to adapt.

Continue reading
Warming Up: Wildfires and Tabletop Exercises
Warming Up: Wildfires and Tabletop Exercises

Tabletop exercises are one of the best tools emergency managers and other preparedness practitioners have at their disposal, and the utility of these dry runs in the wildfire sphere should be no surprise.

Continue reading
How Hurricane Katrina Shaped Modern Emergency Management
How Hurricane Katrina Shaped Modern Emergency Management

Hurricane Katrina was one of the most destructive natural disasters in United States history, leading to extreme damage and loss of life. The disaster challenged preparedness at every level, revealing gaps in recovery, organization, and response that many EOCs and preparedness programs tried to cover in the future.

Continue reading
Balancing Emergency Management, Commencement, and Special Events
Balancing Emergency Management, Commencement, and Special Events

Commencement events are extremely important to graduates and families, but they present a unique set of challenges to the institutions hosting the events. What can colleges and universities do to ensure that these events run smoothly, and what challenges do they need to be on alert for?

Continue reading
Emergency Management Technology as a Partner in the EOC
Emergency Management Technology as a Partner in the EOC

Technology has become critical for many people, but no more so than for those who serve as first responders. The responders who coordinate and respond to emergencies and navigate the chaos rely on technology to fulfill their daily duties.

Continue reading
Review and Repair: What Tornadoes Teach Us About Emergency Management
Review and Repair: What Tornadoes Teach Us About Emergency Management

March officially kicks off tornado season in the U.S. Though tornado-friendly atmospheric conditions and the corresponding twisters are most common through the spring months, storms also brew towards the end of the year in the U.S. south, giving communities in this region more reason to keep an eye on the skies. 

Continue reading
Why COOP Matters for Grant Management
Why COOP Matters for Grant Management

Legislatures have pushed the preparedness into the lawbooks and started to tie funds to preparedness. With these new dynamics emerging for governments, it's a good time to take stock of the landscape and build a game plan for preparedness.

Continue reading
Building a Continuity of Operations Plan for Small and Local Government
Building a Continuity of Operations Plan for Small and Local Government

Organizing the re-establishment of continuity following a disaster without a plan can be challenging. This is where continuity of operations plans (CCOP) come in.

Continue reading
Are Community Lifelines Changing the Way We Approach Disasters?
Are Community Lifelines Changing the Way We Approach Disasters?

The FEMA Community Lifelines outline seven basic functions and structures communities rely on to survive. Emergency management practitioners have always been aware of the webs of continuity in communities; the Community Lifelines framework brings those connections to the forefront and helps all stakeholders work within the response.

Continue reading
Ramp-up Covid-19 Test Kit Distribution in Your Town
Ramp-up Covid-19 Test Kit Distribution in Your Town

What those testing kits packages from federal and state governments lack is a solid plan for distribution. While some towns and cities may be able to repurpose old processes or current infrastructure for this task, many others are left wondering how they can get this shipment of supplies out to their residents.

Continue reading
First Responder Panel: Hear from Veoci’s Own Fire, Emergency Management, and EMS Responders
First Responder Panel: Hear from Veoci’s Own Fire, Emergency Management, and EMS Responders

For those who have never worked as a first responder, it’s difficult to understand what a day, or night, in the lives of those who arrive on the scene of an emergency first really looks like from the inside. Hearing these stories firsthand from responders on the Veoci team.

Continue reading
An Unusual Nor'easter Tests the New NEPPA and Veoci Mutual Aid Solution
An Unusual Nor'easter Tests the New NEPPA and Veoci Mutual Aid Solution

NEPPA coordinates crew assistance from neighboring utilities when other member utilities are impacted by significant weather. This October nor’easter was no exception.

Continue reading

Subscribe to the Veoci Blog

Receive all the latest emergency, crisis, and continuity management news, tips, and advice

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Face crisis and continuity challenges with expert solutions designed for you and your teams.

Schedule a Demo Now