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Article Out Loud – Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

  Full article by Charles Guddemi and Catherine Feinman, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 3, 2024. In this featured article, the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency’s statewide interoperability coordinator and the editor of Domestic Preparedness highlight the key takeaways from a 2024 interoperability
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Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

During a mass casualty incident response agencies must be able to communicate in real time This means that interoperability plans need to include everyone involved in the response One lesson learned from past incidents is that hospitals are an often overlooked responder Learn what one agency is doing to close

The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication commitment and strength of those who responded that day The lessons learned from that event continue to strengthen community resilience as participants gather to focus on building interoperability within and between jurisdictions

Article Out Loud – The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication commitment and strength of those who responded that day The lessons learned from that event continue to strengthen community resilience as participants gather to focus on building interoperability within and between jurisdictions

Article Out Loud – PACEing a Communications Resilience Plan

Most organizations have a daily operational plan for their communications that works most of the time and a backup plan for a short term problem However many do not have a primary alternate contingency emergency PACE plan for critical operational tasks Learn more about the benefits of creating and maintaining
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PACEing a Communications Resilience Plan

Most organizations have a daily operational plan for their communications that works most of the time and a backup plan for a short term problem However many do not have a primary alternate contingency emergency PACE plan for critical operational tasks Learn more about the benefits of creating and maintaining

Making Communications a Predictable Lifeline Solution

Community lifelines ensure that businesses and the government can continue functioning and society can thrive However a breakdown in daily operations is inevitable when one or more lifeline is lost In communications this means a disruption in technology that has become interwoven into societal norms talking texting data transfer social

Article Out Loud – Making Communications a Predictable Lifeline Solution

Community lifelines ensure that businesses and the government can continue functioning and society can thrive However a breakdown in daily operations is inevitable when one or more lifeline is lost In communications this means a disruption in technology that has become interwoven into societal norms talking texting data transfer social

The New World of Interoperability Communications

Four years ago during the 2017 Inauguration the country and the world existed in a very different reality than they do today Today a new world exists within a global pandemic and among First Amendment activities and protests The 2021 Inauguration was unique for these reasons but also presented challenges

Unmanned Aircraft Systems – On the Way to the Jetsons’ Era

Debuting in 1962 The Jetsons depicted the family of the future with people movers tube travel vehicles that folded up into brief cases for parking purposes home computers internet microwave ovens CT x ray for medical purposes cellphones and speed limits of up to 2 500 miles per hour Fast

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Article Out Loud – The Psychology of Crisis

  Full article by Mary Schoenfeldt, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, the board president of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology describes the psychological side of disasters and other impactful events as a critical component of crisis management. Many people still do

Article Out Loud – Elegant Community Preparation

  Full article by Aaron Titus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, the executive director for Crisis Cleanup shares how elegant community preparation offers a process that simplifies disaster planning efforts for community members. Communities need to prepare together and focus on

Article Out Loud – Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire

  Full article by Alicia Johnson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, an emergency manager with extensive experience in risk communications and public affairs informs readers about the multifaceted nature of earthquake risks and delineates the indispensable role organizations play in mitigating

Article Out Loud – National Security: A Range of Threats

  Full article by Anthony Mottola and Richard Schoeberl, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 1, 2024. In this feature article, two law enforcement and counterterrorism experts discuss the growing threats from organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them. Members of the intelligence community have

Article Out Loud – Sustaining Those Working in Disasters

  Full article by Jolie Wills, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 24, 2024. In this featured article, a cognitive scientist and psychosocial disaster recovery specialist emphasizes the importance of supporting those working in emergency response roles before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Leaders and their teams

Article Out Loud – Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Full article by Andrew (Andy) Altizer, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an emergency manager with military experience points out that emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but sometimes neglect mental fitness.

Article Out Loud – Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

  Full article by Angie Im, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, a healthcare research and policy expert describes the importance of community health centers and their impact on community resilience. These medical lifelines for millions of Americans are facing financial and

Article Out Loud – The Missing Plague Vials

  Full article by Robert C. Hutchinson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an experienced federal agent shares a true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities that demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities

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