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Week 2 – Restoring Infrastructure and Instilling Resilience

The Key Bridge collapse was not the first of its kind and it will not be the last However there are measures community leaders can take to strengthen infrastructure and instill resilience Understanding the short term and long term goals after such an incident would help Baltimore and other communities
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Key Bridge Collapse – Transportation Infrastructure and Global Supply Chain

Any incident or event can easily disrupt the supply chain whether local regional or international Time will demonstrate the transportation supply chain and other critical impacts of the Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore Here are six recommendations to ensure the plans training resources capabilities and facilities to safeguard the nation

Just Another Day in the Office for the United States Coast Guard

Watching the video of crew members from the U S Coast Guard USCG Cutter Munro board and interdict a self propelled semi submersible drug smuggling vessel on 18 June 2019 is exciting Their actions were heroic and highly productive Because of that bravery 39 000 pounds of cocaine and 933
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Emerging Homeland Security Issues – A 2018 Panel Review

  DomPrep hosted the 2018 Emerging Homeland Security Issues Panel in conjunction with the Clean Gulf Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 13 November 2018. The active discussion among panel members and more than 50 attendees focused on hybrid warfare and the current threat environment, strategic and operational preparedness, emerging

Emerging Homeland Security Issues – A 2017 Panel Review

The 2017 Emerging Homeland Security Issues panel met in December to discuss the current challenges of today s threats review risk management practices assess means of strengthening interagency relationships and to consider future resource requirements

CBRNE Training – Part 1

In today s climate of austere budgets federal state local tribal and private sector training managers need to get the most out of the scarce dollars that are available A risk based approach and assessment will help discern who needs what training the specific levels of that training and refresher

10 Perspectives on Whole Community

Domestic Preparedness Editor in Chief Catherine Feinman interviewed the following subject matter experts from various disciplines to find out their suggestions for improving the Whole Community effort in jurisdictions across the country

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Article Out Loud – Key Bridge Collapse: Unity of Effort

  Full article by Michael Prasad, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, a Certified Emergency Manager and senior research analyst provides an update on the unity of effort involved in the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse effort in Baltimore, Maryland. Together, many

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

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