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Responding to the Call – The Cost of Caring for Others

There is a cost to caring for others but it does not need to be a lifelong debt that continues to overwhelm the people who stepped up and those around them The cost can be manageable with the right plan of support and the willingness to explore coping options

Three Puzzle Pieces That Increase Community Preparedness

This author reflects on his team s direct mission to New York in response to the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks commonly referred to as 9 11 to consider if communities are more prepared today than they were in 2001

Bioterrorism ‚Äď Could Smallpox Return?

Although smallpox was eradicated from its human population and reservoir it is still in designated stockpiles controlled by two nations and possibly in other unknown locations Learn about the possible threat and the need for greater preparedness and discussion

Family Terror Networks 2.0: January 6, Part 2

Research shows family affiliated extremism contributed to more than one sixth of all January 6 defendants Homeland security and law enforcement agencies must understand family affiliated extremism and the efforts needed to combat it Part 2 of 2

Family Terror Networks 2.0: January 6, Part 1

Research shows family affiliated extremism contributed to more than one sixth of all January 6 defendants Homeland security and law enforcement agencies must understand family affiliated extremism and the efforts needed to combat it Part 1 of 2

Keeping Schools Safe During the Threat of Nuclear Attacks

The hands of the so called Doomsday Clock are now set to 90 seconds to midnight reflecting that experts believe the world is closer to a global nuclear catastrophe than it has ever been All hazards plans and threat assessments should reflect this potential increased threat

Covenant School ‚Äď Reviewing Another Tragic Shooting

The Covenant School shooting is another reminder of active shooter trends This article reviews the chain of events from that tragic event post incident reviews and what communities are and should be doing to prepare for and prevent future active shooter incidents

The DoD Defense Coordinating Element and How It Is Certified

Besides the main mission of defending the homeland Department of Defense capabilities also provide critical support to local state and federal civilian partners during major disasters Learn how Army North s defense coordinating element s mission and composition ready their units to perform this additional mission when needed

Virtual Reality Training Revolution Is Here

The¬†click-through,¬†good-enough¬†training, ubiquitous in many organizations, is not good enough anymore. A¬†Harvard Business Review¬†article titled ‚ÄúWhere Companies Go Wrong with Learning and Development‚ÄĚ (L&D) discovered that only 12% of employees applied training from L&D programs to their work. The same article explains that hundreds of billions of dollars are spent annually

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

Looking Back to Look Ahead to Protect the Food Supply

History reveals patterns that preparedness professionals can use to better protect communities from agroterrorism and supply chain threats One historical study has been updated to reflect cases of intentional food contamination events around the world Learn more about this research and how to protect the food supply

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