Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Are We There Yet? Exploring Professionalization of Emergency Management in the State of Maine

By Emily Kaster – Executive Summary – The disaster landscape is changing; preparedness and response systems must evolve too. The year 2020 was the seventh consecutive year in which the United States faced ten or more catastrophic billion-dollar weather and …

Are We There Yet? Exploring Professionalization of Emergency Management in the State of Maine

Glen Woodbury reflects on the impact of John Flynn’s CHDS thesis “Mindfulness Training: Worthwhile As A Means to Enhance First-Responder Crisis Decision Making?”

By Glen Woodbury There continues to be a critical skill that we are failing to learn, failing to teach, homeland security leaders. We often hear that the increasingly complex global, strategic, and operational environments demand “thinking differently” as if the …

Glen Woodbury reflects on the impact of John Flynn’s CHDS thesis “Mindfulness Training: Worthwhile As A Means to Enhance First-Responder Crisis Decision Making?”

Assumption and Adaptation in Emergency Response: Evaluating the Strategic Guidance of the National Incident Management System

By Charles Chapman – Executive Summary – This thesis presents a qualitative analysis of the current state of guidance provided by the federal government to state and local emergency response jurisdictions. The federal government drives a national incident management strategy …

Assumption and Adaptation in Emergency Response: Evaluating the Strategic Guidance of the National Incident Management System

Avoiding the Cassandra Complex: Improving Warnings and Notifications for People with Functional and Access Needs

By Sean Miller – Executive Summary – Emergency management and public safety practitioners cannot foretell the future, but they are often the first to know about impending hazards that require a public response to ensure safety. Thus, they possess information …

Avoiding the Cassandra Complex: Improving Warnings and Notifications for People with Functional and Access Needs

An Effective Funding Strategy for Washington State Emergency Management Programs

By Amy Gillespie – Executive Summary – Emergency management programs in Washington State are vulnerable because they do not have a sustainable and stable funding source. In 2004, the Washington State Emergency Management Council assessed its emergency management system. The …

An Effective Funding Strategy for Washington State Emergency Management Programs

Beyond The First 48: Incorporating Nontraditional Stakeholders into Incident Response

By Emily Jane McLoughlin Zahreddine  – Executive Summary – Cyber-attacks will create grave homeland security consequences in the coming years: power outages that last for weeks, drinking water supplies tainted with bacteria, and other destructive outcomes that are likely to …

Beyond The First 48: Incorporating Nontraditional Stakeholders into Incident Response

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