EM Weekly's Podcast

EM Weekly's Podcast

EM Weekly is a weekly Emergency Management podcast that brings news, interviews, discusses trends and issues that impact Emergency Management, first responders, military, education, public safety, communications, disaster volunteer organizations, public health, humanitarian groups, NGOs, professionals, students, and researchers. Podcast Network: The Readiness Lab Owned and operated by Doberman Emergency Management

Episodes

February 28, 2022 27 min
The EM Weekly podcast is saying goodbye to Todd De Voe on Feb 24th. In this final episode with Todd, he will, 'pass the mic,' to John Scardena, the host of the Disaster Tough Podcast. John is a fantastic host who will continue interviewing leaders in emergency and disaster management each week on his show.

EM Weekly will continue to live on- the content and interviews that have helped so many emergency managers will remain o...
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StormGeo’s team of experts focuses on meeting those challenges before they arrive. Their weather intelligence and advanced analytics empower their clients to make informed decisions when they need it most.
They believe the most important decisions should be made based on leading-edge advanced analytics with the most reliable data. StormGeo’s mission is to be a trusted resource their clients can turn to, guiding them through a rapidl...
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February 11, 2022 36 min
Over the last few years, the world has seen an increase in the number of wildland fires (bush fires in Australia) and the intensity of the fires. This week, we talk to two leading experts in using drones and other technology to help fight fires. Two organizations, the Advanced Mobility Collective (“The Collective”) and Colorado’s Center of Excellence Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting (“COE”), have partnered up to combat this ...
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Elected officials need to understand their role in emergencies, their authority, and their responsibilities. In addition, they need to understand, the role of emergency management officials and the role of the EM before, during, and after a disaster. Elected Officials need to practice with emergency management officials before a disaster occurs. So how do we bring elected officials into the emergency management fold?

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Todd De ...
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So you put in your 30 years, it is time to hang up the boots and put away the uniform. What Next? I have advised some of the people that I am mentoring to have a plan for their future after public service, or even your next steps after your time in the private sector. As emergency managers, we need to lean forward to take care of ourselves.

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Todd De Voe
Website - https://toddtdevoe.com/
Website- www.crisis-cafe.com
Speak N Spark-ht...
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The Caribbean region is confronted with an increasing number of devastating storms and extreme weather events, as evidenced by the increasing length of the Atlantic hurricane season during which these storms can form, as well as their severity. These events require advanced government and institutional capacities to adequately prepare for an immediate response in their aftermath.

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Trevor Johnson Jr., MSc.
LinkedIn -https://www.li...
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Aviation Emergency Management is not just a subcategory of the profession of emergency management, it is truly a discipline of its own. As we sit down with Dr. Jesse Spearo Senior Emergency Management Program Specialist, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, we take a deep dive into what it is like running an Emergency Management Department at one of the nation’s top airports.

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Dr. Jesse Spearo
Web - https://discover.p...
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On January 6, 2021, the United States Capital was marched on by protesters that eventually overtook the building. A year later, EM Weekly sat down with the team on duty in the Washington DC EOC. We take a deep dive into what it is like to manage an event that the entire world is watching.

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Christopher Rodriquez
Web - https://hsema.dc.gov/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/dcfireems
Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/HSEMADC

Todd De Voe
W...
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You may have heard the old saying that making assumptions (or to assume) makes an ass out of u and me…well to assume goes deeper into making bad decisions and even worse execution. Assumptions are risky and can often be detrimental, particularly during high-stress times and crises. This week we will explore how and why you must stop making assumptions in your role as a leader.

The Business Continuity Show
Twitter - https://bit.ly/3oj...
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December 30, 2021 38 min
This year we are taking a look at the year that was and the predictions of the year to come. It has been a crazy 2021 and we may be looking at an eventful 2022. It is an election year, COVID is still a thing, Wildland Fires maybe even bigger (more fule), and what else can go wrong? May our predictions be wrong, or right depending on what our inner Nostradamus says! Happy New Year everyone!

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Todd De Voe
Website - https://toddtdevo...
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The National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System (the System), established under the authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 1989, is a framework for organizing federal, state, and local partner emergency response teams as integrated federal disaster response task forces. The System’s 28 US&R task forces can be deployed by FEMA to a disaster area to provide assistance in structural collapse resc...
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December 16, 2021 32 min
The use of Incident Management Teams in Law Enforcement is growing and being embraced. In the past, it was a common practice at an incident for fire and EMS first responders to stage at safe distances while law enforcement handled the incident on their own. As a result of several high-profile incidents, fire and law enforcement agencies have been re-examining the strategies and tactics used at significant incidents to improve outco...
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December 9, 2021 34 min
A private-public partnership (P3) is any type of mutually beneficial cooperative arrangement, informal or formal, between two or more organizations of private industry and the public sector to enhance the life safety, economic security, and resilience of jurisdictions. To highlight the value of the private sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other stakeholders. Activities to establish, support, and maintain P3s alread...
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Emergency managers make time-sensitive decisions in order to protect the public from threats both natural and human-caused. Decision-making models can be used to develop better decision support tools, improve training, and understand how innovative, data and critical information affect the emergency managers’ role in protecting the public.
Disaster Tech’s Decision science Integrated Collaboration Environment (DICE) is a comprehensiv...
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Have you ever wondered what it is like to work for the President of the United States?
Leadership is the core of Emergency Management. Todd De Voe, Craig Fugate, and Pete Gaynor take center stage at the Natural Disaster and Emergency Management Expo for a captivating conversation on what it is like to work for the President of the United States. Both speakers will share eye-opening experiences from two of the nation’s top agencies: ...
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As emergency managers, we need to keep ourselves up to date on the trends and new information that is out there. In addition, we need to read about leadership, policy, economics, past disasters, and more. So, what are the books that emergency managers should have read in 2021, and what do they need to read in 2022? Join us as we explore our list and what the emergency managers have voted on for 2021!

Soraya Sutherlin
Web - https://em...
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Individual citizen involvement and ad hoc organization are increasingly being used in urban disaster prevention and management, taking advantage of new ubiquitous and collaborative technologies. Today there is a unique opportunity to leverage the work of crowds of volunteers. Are crowdsourcing approaches for disaster prevention and management something we ought to explore more?

Emily Martuscello who has done extensive work on the po...
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We are seeing an expansion of professional emergency management in the private industry. Carlos Francisco an expert in corporate security and podcast host joins EM Weekly to discuss how emergency management is fitting into the corporate safety landscape.

Carlos Francisco
The Corporate Security Translator podcast - https://thecstpodcast.buzzsprout.com/
LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlosfranciscocpp/
Facebook - https://www.face...
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While Data science is used to extract insights from the data after performing data preparation activities, decision science helps make the decision based on the insights with an aim to solve complex problems. Decision science integrates analytical and behavioral approaches to decision making. Decision science depends on data science to extract insights from the data. The decision science field integrates and builds upon data scienc...
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Creating the antifragile emergency manager has many challenges. We must open the conversation about resiliency with an eye on how modern disasters are increasingly complex.

Today we are facing unknown risks as new types of disasters and crises appear on the world stage. The emergency manager must approach climate change and climate variability as they do for any other disaster. We must face both the Gray Rhino and the Black Swan e...
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