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IEM was recently named “A Best Place to Work” in North Carolina among large businesses for 2020.
IEM announced the promotion of Dr. Prasith “Sid” Baccam to Senior Scientist. In this position Dr. Baccam will oversee strategic science and technology research projects and will play a key role in the company’s efforts in public health, artificial intelligence (AI-based) modeling, and biological and chemical threats.
KTVU – KTVU’s Heather Holmes speaks with Dr. Rashid Chotani, medical director of IEM, about education during the pandemic as university systems come up with strategies to resume learning, along with some of the latest coronavirus news.
E&E – A former Department of Homeland Security official alleged that President Trump sought to halt disaster aid to California in 2018 for political revenge. But California has received more disaster declarations than any other state since Trump took office.
GRIST – President Trump issued a memorandum authorizing states to tap the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s (FEMA) $70 billion Disaster Relief Fund to pay for enhanced unemployment benefits.
KTVU – KTVU’s Heather Holmes speaks with Dr. Rashid Chotani for a weekly interview. Chotani is actively researching COVID-19.
IEM Vice President Bryan Koon Takes on Key Role in Rebuild 850’s Mission to Help the Florida Panhandle Recover
Three months to the day after Hurricane Michael devasted northwest Florida, Rebuild 850 held a media conference call about the volunteer group’s efforts to galvanize the recovery effort. Rebuild 850’s leadership, former Florida House speakers Allan Bense and Will Weatherford, used the occasion to announce a new member of the team. Bryan Koon was named […]
IEM offers states, cities and counties that are recovering from catastrophic wildfires unparalleled experience and administrative skill in disaster planning and recovery. IEM is unique among emergency management firms for its cadre of over 200 in-house, all-hazards disaster recovery planning and recovery experts. Over its 33-year history, IEM has amassed an unrivaled degree of hands-on […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept individuals at home for months, and after a cold and remote start to the year, many are eager to leave their homes and enjoy the summer. Social distancing and other public safety measures will impact how individuals enjoy the summer, but they should not prevent you from participating in your favorite activities. IEM’s Medical Director, Rashid Chotani, has developed a guide for how individuals can participate in summer activities while being mindful of public health.
The future of emergency management and public health is data driven. AI and ML are helping save lives, as COVID-19 continues to threaten public health, innovative technologies will continue to be developed to improve public safety and prepare for future disasters.
Sunday, August 9, 2020 is National Book Lovers Day. At IEM we LOVE books – we are interested in what we can learn from history in works of nonfiction and welcome the opportunity to escape into a great piece of fiction. To celebrate #nationalbookloversday, the IEM team compiled a list of some our favorite disaster and emergency management related books.
Helping communities recover is a team effort, and IEM knows that a key partner in this effort are houses of worship.
After major disasters, communities come together to identify unmet needs and help direct support to where it is needed the most. For many families, the most pressing need is to return to a home that is safe, clean, and secure.
IEM’s One Doc, One Knock is a business consulting and management tool that makes application processing for disaster recovery funding run more efficiently.