By CARL AMRITT, ELIOT BRADSHAW & ALYSSA SCHULENBERG, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, February 01, 2023.
In 2021, the number of terrorist attacks increased 17% from the previous year. As actors adapt and change their tactics and techniques, cities must develop new capabilities to counter these threats. This article explores notable global practices to help cities develop or enhance their threat assessment and management programs.
By JAMIE HANNAN & STEPHANIE WRIGHT, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, February 01, 2023.
Out of first-time events come many important lessons learned. For example, information must be disseminated using familiar terminology when an unfamiliar event occurs. In addition, recovery is a team effort that begins before the event has ended. Learn how the third most populated county in the United States handled recovery after Winter Storm Uri in 2021.
By SAMUEL JOHNSON JR, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, September 10, 2014.
Being a great leader requires much more than just a title. True leaders build a solid foundation on honor and respect, which includes building rapport with others and being aware that all actions have consequences. Emergency management and public safety officials all have the ability to be "leaders" and agents for change.
By BETH MCATEER, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, May 23, 2012.
In 2012, an EF5 tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, destroying 8,000 buildings, killing 160 citizens, and injuring almost a thousand. Here is the heroic story of how medical professionals and emergency responders in the area - with the help of local volunteers - used community-based planning to save lives, limit physical damage, and transfer hospital patients and the "walking wounded" to alternate healthcare facilities.
By JAMES L. GREENSTONE, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, January 25, 2023.
During a disaster, responders face many challenges and must make difficult decisions. For health care professionals, accepting a sufficient standard of care during a crisis may be the most difficult. This mental health perspective provides some key points to consider before the next crisis occurs.
By CHRISTINA NUNEZ, KYLE PFEIFFER & RAO KOTAMARTHI, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, January 25, 2023.
A new, publicly available tool provides a window into how future climate realities could affect U.S. cities and towns. Learn how planners and decision-makers can get map-based analyses driven by peer-reviewed climate data using this free portal.
By MONTY DOZIER, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, January 18, 2023.
When supply chains were diminished during the coronavirus pandemic, leaders had to find innovative ways to protect their communities. In Texas, they used the Pony Express model to ensure the delivery of personal protective equipment, critical supplies, and vaccines to those in need.
By PETER JOHNSON, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, January 18, 2023.
Training is often a check-the-box task. However, it can be difficult to know how much training was learned. Virtual reality and its related analytics provide a way to heighten participation and monitor learning levels for numerous threat scenarios.
By CATHERINE L. FEINMAN & JOE D. MANOUS JR., An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, April 27, 2016.
All infrastructure is not the same. Across disciplinary sectors, agencies and organizations must identify the key elements necessary to ensure “a system” (e.g., community) has a minimum level of resilience, as a system is only as strong as the weakest link. The challenges of cross-cutting issues and limited resources for which disciplinary sectors compete, compounds the challenges. On 9 March 2016, DomPrep hosted a roundtable discussion in Arlington, Virginia, to address “Critical Infrastructure – A Failing Grade.”
By JAMES METZGER, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, February 24, 2016.
With Amtrak's rail lines spanning communities across the United States (and parts of Canada), it is in a prime position to engage the whole community and to build national resilience. Planning, training, and educational efforts provide a way to bring employees, passengers, and other community stakeholders into the preparedness cycle.