Implementing “Stop the Bleed” for Future K-12 Educators

How have recent school shootings impacted future K 12 educators and what new skills will help better prepare them for potential threats One study at the University of North Alabama combined training and research to answer this question

Find Chances to Make Positive Changes

Emergency preparedness and response professionals willingly insert themselves into many emergencies and disasters that they could have avoided in other professions However they use these opportunities to make positive changes and build resiliency within their communities

Workplace Strategies to Reduce Burnout and Build Resilience

A multi year pandemic has resulted in organizations looking to reframe traditional workforce management practices to retain seasoned staff and prevent burnout To address these issues state local tribal and territorial emergency management offices can consider implementing workplace engagement strategies to address the mental and physical health concerns resulting from

Power Outages, Communication Failures & Healthcare

  All disasters have a health aspect, and all disasters, exercises, responses, and recoveries are deeply dependent on technology and communications. Two large-scale disasters affecting much of the United States – Hurricanes Katrina (2005) and Sandy (2012) – provide vast amounts of documentation on the significant technological challenges that arose.

The Role of Faith in Disasters

Many faith based organizations have disaster response and recovery components as major elements of their own missions By partnering with governmental and nongovernmental organizations faith based groups can coordinate locally to support response and restoration efforts as well as provide mental health and spiritual care when resources are critically needed

Nuclear Threats Against the Homeland: Impact and Preparation

How the war in Ukraine will end is unclear However research shows that there is the potential for devastating effects on a global scale As such it is important for emergency planners to reassess their all hazards plans to ensure their communities identify the threats and ensure their planning processes

Rationale for Structuring Pandemic Response on a War Footing

Given 20 years of pandemic planning is it not surprising when people ask Why were we not ready This question should be explored whether the time has come to put the country on a warlike footing for pandemic response with a coherent institutionalized and tested pandemic policy

Listen to the Warnings, Plan for Threats

Emergency preparedness professionals continually strive to protect the lives and health of those within their communities This October edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal describes how some professionals are doing that

A Communicator’s Overview of a Large-Scale Exercise

A June 2022 exercise challenged amateur radio operators with establishing a Communications Unit with no power or pre positioned equipment The exercise was successful but the key takeaways are already helping to improve collaboration and communications throughout the region

Taking Flight – Creating a Robust Aviation Response, Part 2

Volunteer general aviation pilots have assisted their communities during emergencies and disasters for many years This is the second of a two part article on their disaster preparedness efforts in the Pacific Northwest In this part they participate in two separate yet coordinated functional earthquake and tsunami disaster exercises

Chemical Sector Perspectives

The Chemical Sector is one of 16 sectors identified as critical infrastructure under the Cybersecurity 038 Infrastructure Security Agency Domestic Preparedness invited one subject matter expert to answer important questions about this sector and how the sector and its interdependencies can affect any community

Military Combat Skills for Civilian Disaster Response

During their service military personnel acquire a broad range of lifesaving skills that are critical when on the frontline during wartime Effective medical triage is one of the skills needed during combat and any major disaster or catastrophic event When preparing and training for all hazards the learned experience from


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