CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ARCHIVES

Emerging Technologies, Part 1 – Information and Communication

This is Part 1 of a five part series on emerging technologies that can enhance the management of and response to future emergencies and disasters This part focuses on an all hazards emergency management approach and information and communication technologies

Water and Wastewater Sector Perspectives

The Cybersecurity 038 Infrastructure Security Agency defines the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector as one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors Read about this sector s numerous challenges in maintaining the high level of service necessary to the communities they serve

Reducing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities

Violence in healthcare facilities significantly challenges patients providers support staff visitors and first responders However healthcare specific information and tools can help protect staff patients and others in these facilities

Cybersecurity in Hospitals and the Public Health Sector

Cyberattacks on healthcare systems affect millions of patients each year It is critical for agencies and organizations to build a culture of compliance and awareness for the system s security and the safety of the patients

Beyond Registries: Better Solutions for People With Disabilities

Emergency planners often identify volunteer disaster registries as a solution for assisting people with disabilities during a disaster However registries have flaws Learn about eight common registry problems and the author s better solutions that should be considered

Targeted Violence in Schools: Are Future Educators Prepared?

Targeted violent events threaten staff and students physical psychological and emotional well being in public schools However the increasing frequency of these incidents raises concerns about the preparedness of incoming teachers and current staff to handle such incidents

Article Out Loud – Targeted Violence in Schools: Are Future Educators Prepared?

Targeted violent events threaten staff and students physical psychological and emotional well being in public schools However the increasing frequency of these incidents raises concerns about the preparedness of incoming teachers and current staff to handle such incidents

Fireproofing the Future: Safeguarding Against Wildfires

July 2023 was the world s hottest recorded month in history Increasing heat events increase the risk of wildfires However good land and waste management practices can significantly prevent and mitigate the risk and consequences of these events

Sports Celebrations – Expect the Best, Plan for the Worst

Large sports related celebratory events necessitate a coordinated response from municipal government agencies and the community Thorough planning intelligence based risk assessments and stakeholder input are critical components of a comprehensive plan

7 Best Practices for Implementing Housing Recovery Programs

Implementing Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery housing recovery programs can be complex and challenging and if not done correctly can result in delays inefficiencies and inequitable outcomes These seven best practices can help avoid common program pitfalls

AI Partners – Filling Law Enforcement Experience Gaps

As the hiring gap in law enforcement widens agencies must find innovative solutions to maintain the experience and wisdom of their seasoned officers Artificial intelligence is one solution being explored to transfer this critical knowledge

Three Keys to Life-Saving Hurricane Season Communication

Years of strategy and planning go into crisis response and developing a communication plan that keeps people safe clearly outlines the situation and empowers them to act Learn about the three key factors to a successful communications plan during hurricane season

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