Podcast

Article Out Loud - Emergency Management - Measurements of Success

By MITCH SARUWATARI, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal,  December 21, 2011.

Preparedness efforts are continually improving. However, as expressed in this 2011 article, the challenge of establishing verifiable standards, quantifying improvements, and identifying readiness gaps is ongoing.

Narrated by Randy Vivian. 

Article Out Loud - The Politics of Presidential Disaster Declarations

By KAY C. GOSS, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, September 09, 2015.

This 2015 article will help preparedness professionals better understand the presidential disaster declaration process and how to access supplemental disaster relief funds following a hurricane or other disaster.

Narrated by Randy Vivian. 

Article Out Loud - Taking Flight – Creating a Robust Aviation Response, Part 2

by  JAMES ORIGLIOSSO & SKY TERRY, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal.

Volunteer general aviation pilots have assisted their communities during emergencies and disasters for many years. This is the second of a two-part article on their disaster preparedness efforts in the Pacific Northwest. In this part, they participate in two separate yet coordinated functional earthquake and tsunami disaster exercises.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson. 

Article Out Loud - Looking Back to Look Ahead to Protect the Food Supply

by BENJAMIN LIEB & JASON BASHURA, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal.

History reveals patterns that preparedness professionals can use to better protect communities from agroterrorism and supply chain threats. One historical study has been updated to reflect cases of intentional food contamination events around the world. Learn more about this research and how to protect the food supply.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson. 

Article Out Loud - Hospital Decontamination - High Costs & Limited Benefits

By CRAIG DEATLEY, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, August 07, 2013.

Monkeypox is the latest virus that raises contamination and decontamination questions. This 2013 article explains how each decision made will affect a hospital's total cost and benefits.

Narrated by Randy Vivian. 

Article Out Loud - Chemical Sector Perspectives

by PATRICK COYLE, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal.

The Chemical Sector is one of 16 sectors identified as critical infrastructure under the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. Domestic Preparedness invited one subject matter expert to answer important questions about this sector and how the sector and its interdependencies can affect any community.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

Article Out Loud - Lessons From Leading Virtual Operations

by JENNIFER PEARSALL, An Article Out Loud by the Domestic Preparedness Journal. 

Over the past two and a half years, most emergency preparedness professionals experienced some level of virtual work, even at emergency operations centers (EOC). And it appears that some aspects of working virtually is here to stay – including during a response. This article describes some lessons learned from one emergency manager tasked with running a virtual EOC.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

Article Out Loud - Everyone Must Go: The Anatomy of an Evacuation

By JOSEPH CAHILL, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, March 25, 2009.

This 2009 article discusses the lessons learned after Hurricane Katrina. Following the evacuation of many Floridians prior to Hurricane Ian, many new lessons will likely be learned.

Narrated by Randy Vivian. 

Article Out Loud - A New Standard of Care for Crisis Incidents

By RAPHAEL M. BARISHANSKY, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, May 02, 2012.

Hospitals in Florida continued to care for their patients as Hurricane Ian battered their state. This 2012 article describes the type of interagency cooperation and standard of care needed during this crisis.

Narrated by Randy Vivian. 

Article Out Loud - Taking Flight – Creating a Robust Aviation Response, Part 1

by SKY TERRY, An Article Out Loud by the Domestic Preparedness Journal.  

General aviation pilots have been finding ways to assist their communities during emergencies and disasters for many years. However, over the past two years, significant advances in disaster preparedness have been made as emergency response plans were created and exercised to integrate volunteer aviation response into other community response efforts. 

Narrated by Bonnie Weidler.