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The Disaster Recovery Reform Act: Is Mitigation the Key to Disaster Response?
The Disaster Recovery Reform Act: Is Mitigation the Key to Disaster Response?

In early October 2018, the president signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA) in tandem with the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018. After extreme wildfire and hurricane seasons in 2017, FEMA and Congress worked hard to reform how US communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. The result of that is this bill.

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Ups and Downs: Learning the Impact of Drones
Ups and Downs: Learning the Impact of Drones

On December 12th, 2017, user Primpwatcher at phantompilots.com posted a video of their latest drone outing on a message board. When you watch the video, see if you notice what they saw when they watched the flight footage back.

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School Reunification Drill: How ISU's Digital System Made It Simple
School Reunification Drill: How ISU's Digital System Made It Simple

In April 2018, Hodges and Friel organized a reunification drill on campus. The drill mimicked what would happen during a real evacuation.

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Standardized and Efficient: Emergency Management for an Entire Healthcare System
Standardized and Efficient: Emergency Management for an Entire Healthcare System

Hartford HealthCare System uses Veoci to digitize Emergency Operations Plans (EOP), and make sure they meet Joint Commission, CMS, and OSHA standards.

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Bridgeport K-12 School Preparedness with Veoci
Bridgeport K-12 School Preparedness with Veoci

Preparation isn’t just a one-time deal. An emergency plan can’t just be written down and placed at the back of a file cabinet. It needs to be constantly reviewed, updated, and very importantly, tested.

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Preparing for Hurricane Season
Preparing for Hurricane Season

June 1st marks the official start of hurricane season. Every year, businesses, governments, colleges and universities, hospitals, and other organizations along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast prepare for the inevitable arrival of storms and hurricanes, doing everything possible to minimize their impact. Veoci's first trial was by hurricane.

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Maria Bouffard: A Career in Emergency Management
Maria Bouffard: A Career in Emergency Management

Previously, we talked with Maria about how she prepared for commencement every year. Now we’re going to jump into her career and how she dedicated it to emergency management.

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The Kickoff: Partnering with Cameroon’s EOC
The Kickoff: Partnering with Cameroon’s EOC

Picture this: Almost 50 people are gathered in a hotel meeting room in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon. Much of the group is wearing oversized headsets, listening intently to the voice being broadcast in their ears.

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Effective Wildfire Responses: How the City of Amarillo, Texas, Digitally Manages Wildfires
Effective Wildfire Responses: How the City of Amarillo, Texas, Digitally Manages Wildfires

National Wildfire Awareness Month kicks of this week, with May 5th being national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. It's a great reminder of how important it is to be ready for these incidents, especially with the hot and dry summer weather around the corner.

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Be Prepared: Unpredictable Spring Weather
Be Prepared: Unpredictable Spring Weather

Here in the Northeast, winter is finally winding down. As far as winters go, this one has been a heavy-hitter. We were slammed with four nor’easters in as many weeks - two of them happening within the span of five days.

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