Emerging Technologies, Part 3 – AI and Machine Learning

In Part 3 of a five part series on emerging technologies the author focuses on the roles of artificial intelligence and machine learning in responding to emergencies These transformative technologies are revolutionizing emergency management humanitarian relief and disaster response

Emerging Technologies, Part 2 – Uncrewed Vehicles

Part 2 of a five part series on emerging technologies focuses on technologies designed to perform tasks and reduce human risk Find out more about these autonomous or remotely controlled machines designed to perform tasks without human operators direct involvement

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

Planning for A Cross-Country Special Event

A solar eclipse is a unique form of special event that does not always fall under emergency planning protocols but it should This article urges preparedness professionals to collaborate with eclipse planning committees to ensure the safety and security of all those involved

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

Long-Term Care Facilities in Emergency Preparedness Planning

An important part of community emergency preparedness planning includes long term care facilities such as nursing homes dialysis home care centers or hospice facilities Plans must in place for these facilities to care for the residents in their care during emergencies

Incident Management – The Whataburger Way

The Whataburger Command Center team uses a hybrid form of the Incident Command System when an unexpected event threatens the company s stability reputation or operations The main goal is to minimize damages and ensure the company s survival and quick recovery

Food and Agriculture Sector Perspectives

  The U.S. Food and Agriculture (FA) Sector is composed of complex production, processing, and delivery systems that can feed people and animals both within and beyond the boundaries of the United States. Beyond domestic food production, the FA Sector also imports many ingredients and finished products, leading to a

Service Animal Awareness in Disaster Response

  Although they are companions to their human partners, service animals are not pets. Instead, they are trained to perform specific daily tasks, which are often still required when responders are assisting during a hurricane, mass casualty event, or another emergency. As such, emergency planning efforts should include service animals

Hazmat on the Rail

Since February 3 2023 following the train derailment in East Palestine Ohio the public has closely followed reports and commentary by media outlets and elected officials This incident has become more controversial and publicized than others in recent years and has caused a public outcry for change


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