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The ripple effects of a disaster can result in permanent social change that continues long after the disaster is forgotten. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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San Francisco seeks to ban carcinogenic flame retardant chemicals. But can you put the genie back in the bottle once it's out? Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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EM Solutions June 2017 Featured Article The Laki Eruption of 1783 A case study in cascading disasters Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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EM Solutions May 2017 Featured Article The Future of First Response: Designing a vision for the future Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Featured Article for June 2017 The Laki Eruption of 1783 A case study in cascading disasters Download Jun 17 The Laki Eruption Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Can today's technology be leveraged within the next fifteen years to create a safer, more effective suite of tools for first responders? A participants in a DHS-sponsored project think so. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Just like life, disasters can be cyclical with one event sowing the seeds for the next one. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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EM Solutions: The monthly newsletter that helps you lead better in a crisis. Special issue on reputational risk. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Reputational risk is subjective and not always rational. It is often based on perception rather than fact. You only get one chance to avoid a public relations nightmare. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Catastrophic events are commemorated all across the United States each year. But do these events just remember the past or is there something deeper taking place? Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Emergency Management Solutions March 2017 Featured Article: Who Are We? The case for a competency framework Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Featured Article For March 2017 Who Are We? The Case for a Competency Framework Download Mar17 Who Are We Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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When disaster strikes, social isolation can be the difference between life and death for special needs populations. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Emergency Management - The monthly newsletter that helps you lead better in crisis. Featured article: Official Visits: The Second Disaster? Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Featured Article for February 2017 Official Visits: The Second Disaster? Do officials on scene help or hinder? Download Feb 17 Official Visits Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Facebook's Community Check Ap offers a valuable tool for matching resources to needs in a disaster at the individual level. But should it be a consideration in emergency planning? Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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EM Solutions January 2017 Featured Article: Battling Lazy-based Budgeting Five ways to protect your budget Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Many of the techniques used to simplify the budget process can actually do more harm than good when the size and mission of the organization are ignored. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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A bit of perspective can help you deal with the recent political changes. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Canton on Emergency Management
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EM Solutions - Holiday Edition 2016 Featured Article: Think Before Writing Your Plan Base your plans on strategy, not templates Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Featured Article for November/December Think Before Writing Your Plan Base your plans on strategy, not templates Download Think Before Writing Your Plan Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Canton on Emergency Management
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A soldier's oath is first and foremost to the Constitution, not to President, something our new government would do well to remember. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The monthly newsletter that helps you lead better in crisis. Featured article: Motivating Politicians Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Emergency Management Solutions September 2016 Featured Article: Why Do We Live in Fear? A risk free society is an unrealistic goal Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Canton on Emergency Management
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One of my pet peeves with emergency planning is the over-reliance we place on the one-size-fits none guidance we receive from the Federal government. Don’t misunderstand me; the guidance overall is good and well-intentioned. But there is subtle and not so subtle pressure put on local jurisdictions through grant requirements and reviews to develop plans that mirror the guidance. The simple fact is that all jurisdictions are not alike and to expect each to use the same plan fails to take this fact into account. Resources are not the same, risk tolerance is not the same, even the threats each... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Canton on Emergency Management