In a world dominated by social media, the failure to send or receive a message instantaneously can seem like a matter of life or death. But when faced with an actual disaster or crisis, reaching your target audience at a moment’s notice can significantly impact your ability to save lives.
Emergency Management Lessons Learned: Public & Private Sector Perspectives on Civil Unrest & Protests – 2/25/21
Join IEM and Asfalis for a discussion on the experiences and responsibilities of emergency managers, law enforcement, and private sector leaders during times of civil unrest and protest.
The discussion focused on the speakers respective agencies addressed civil unrest and protests this year and strategies for addressing inequity in emergency management.
FEMA’s mitigation grant program, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), has the power to transform communities across the nation. In this piece, IEM examines BRIC’s ability to enhance resiliency and thoughts on submitting a strong project proposal.
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.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1, and with three named storms already behind us, the looming threat of extreme weather compounded with the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing emergency managers to rethink how they will support communities impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms.
As Hurricane Dorian approaches the State of Florida as a potential devastating Category 4 hurricane, individuals, communities, and the State are already in preparation and response postures. From lines of cars packed with essentials heading north, to local emergency operation centers fully staffed, the State of Florida and its citizens are not amateurs when it […]