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EM Weekly is a podcast hosted by Todd De Voe 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.

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EP 75 No Questions Asked Civil Defense Is the Answer
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This week we are talking Civil Defense with Preston Le Roy Schleinkofer from the Civil Defense Virginia. Preston has written for Michael Mabee’s blog on civil defense and is very active in organizing his state of Virginia and helping others start their own Civil Defense organizations.

Guest Bio

The founder of Civil Defense Virginia, Preston Le Roy Schleinkofer, is a retired military veteran of 22 years and a retired federal officer of 27 years. His entire adult life has been in the service of this country and the protection of the American people. He served in the Active Duty Army as a Military Policeman, in the Army Reserve, the Air National Guard as a Security Policeman and his final nearly 12 years in the Army National Guard in a Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) Defense Company (Heavy) as an NBC Reconnaissance Platoon Sergeant, NCOIC of the Training Platoon and an NBC Decontamination Platoon Sergeant. He retired in 2000 at the rank of Sergeant First Class (SFC/E-7).

Preston's 27-year federal law enforcement background began as a US Border Patrol Agent and then Supervisory Border Patrol Agent. He was the Border Patrol representative to the joint city/county Emergency Operations Center where he lived in South Texas. He later transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as a Deportation Officer still in South Texas and a Supervisory Detention & Deportation Officer in Washington, DC. He spent the last seven years assigned to Intelligence operations in the field and at headquarters conducting intelligence analysis and targeting of human smuggling and trafficking violators, retiring as a GS-14 in 2015. The founder believes his experience, training, and insight offers a new perspective to emergency preparedness and civil defense.

About Us - CDVA:

Civil Defense Virginia is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt veteran founded and led organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The only members are the six board members. The mission of Civil Defense Virginia (CDVA) is to help cities and counties in Virginia build continuity of community (resiliency) through a grassroots non-profit organization as suggested by the bi-partisan US Congressional Resolution 762 of the 112th US House of Representatives. Even though this resolution failed to get a passing vote, its premise is still worth serious consideration.

We are not a membership organization, but more of an advisory organization to help Emergency Managers and community leaders establish a grassroots non-profit organization within their specific jurisdiction; one that is a partner and resource multiplier for their jurisdiction in emergencies and disasters. We have written a Guide that could assist emergency managers and political/community leaders, to have a better idea of how this could work. We look forward to an opportunity to assist in your efforts to build what FEMA is describing in their new 2018-2022 Strategic Plan as "a culture of preparedness." We call it Civil Defense.

 

Related Shows

EP 23 The Korea Effect with Dr. William R. Forctchen

EP 44 The Direction of FEMA with Brock Long

EP 51 How to Make Civil Defense Work Again Challenge

EP 58 Millennials and Gen Z The Future Emergency Manager

EP 63 How To Protect Critical Infrastructure

 

Links

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/preston-le-roy-schleinkofer-b2a35686

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CivilDefenseVA/?ref=br_rs

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Website: http://www.civildefenseradio.com/

Email: preston230@gmail.com

 

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Aug 16, 2018
EP 74 Breakthrough Technology That Can Save Lives
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This week I sit down with Vic Merjanian the CEO of Titan HST at the international headquarters in Newport Beach California. Vic and I discuss the new features in the Titan HST app and how he sees his company as a partner in public safety.

Guest Bio

Vic A. Merjanian, Esq., is Founder and CEO of Titan Health & Security Technologies, Inc. Mr. Merjanian is dedicated to improving school safety, as well as organizational safety (spanning private and public businesses, NGOs, and governmental agencies).

Mr. Merjanian envisioned Titan HST when he visited his Alma Mater High School before Christmas in 2013 and experienced first-hand the day-to-day experience of a high school student today. His beloved campus was on daily “lock down” – enhanced security measures, closed campus, a discovery Mr. Merjanian abruptly experienced when he was nearly tackled by a “security parent” in the front office after nonchalantly walking onto campus

Mr. Merjanian believed there has to be a better way to empower students, staff, teachers, police, and parents in light of the daily threat of school violence and other emergencies, without needing to tackle un-expecting peaceful visitors. Titan HST was created to provide immediately accessible, organizationally, and technologically structured comprehensive 2-way emergency communication – empowering all, reducing anxiety and response time, and enabling incident resolution.

Mr. Merjanian received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego. Subsequently, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego, School of Law where he also served as co-founder and editor-in-chief of the inaugural edition of The San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law, the nation’s first student-run climate change and renewable energy law journal.

He is fluent in Armenian and is also proficient in basic Spanish and has classical training in piano, music theory, and guitar.

Mr. Merjanian serves as a Board Member on the Board of Directors for the Orangewood Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, mentoring and life coaching to empower at-risk youth and survivors of sex trafficking. Previously, he served as a co-founder and leader of a community group in San Diego dedicated to assisting the families of deployed military personnel. He is also a member of Surfrider Foundation.

 

Related Shows

EP 3: Mass Communications with Titan HST

EP 33 Disaster Communications with Zello

EP 66 Spotlight On The Revolutionary Active Shooter Incident Management

 

 

Links

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TitanHST?lang=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TitanHST/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/titanhst/

Website: https://www.titanhst.com/

Email: vic@titanhst.com

Phone: (844) 36-Titan

 

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Aug 16, 2018
EP 73 Blow Your Mind With The Leaders Brian
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This week we are talking about science, yes the science of the Leading Brain. I have with me the author of the book The Leading Brain Friederike Fabritius. She joins us from Germany to give us the insights of what our brain is doing when we make decisions, and how to clear our head when the time counts.

Guest Bio

Friederike Fabritius is a leading expert in the field of Neuroleadership. As an executive coach and leadership specialist, she has extensive expertise working with top executives from Fortune 500 companies. Clients worldwide have raved about her brain-based seminars and coaching sessions. A sought-after keynote speaker, she has addressed enthusiastic audiences at events hosted by large multinational corporations, such as Bayer, Audi, Siemens, trivago, EY (Ernst & Young), Montblanc, LafargeHolcim, and thyssenkrupp.

Friederike is co-author of the widely acclaimed bookThe Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance, published by Penguin/Random House in 2017.

A neuropsychologist by education, Friederike focuses on using solid scientific findings to develop new methods and practices for leadership development. She is also an expert in designing learning systems that draw on the brain's inherent capabilities to acquire and retain new information effectively. Friederike herself has used these methods to learn six languages that she now speaks fluently.

After starting at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and then continuing as a management consultant at McKinsey, Friederike now applies her unique expertise in leadership consulting, where she has empowered countless clients to reach their full potential and deliver peak performance at critical moments.

In addition to being a much-in-demand coach, consultant, and keynote speaker, Friederike serves on the advisory board of NeuroColor, a company that uses neuroscience in personality assessments. She is also a certified Co-Active Coach®.

Capitalizing on the success of The Leading Brain in the workplace, Friederike is currently at work on a new book that applies the latest in brain science to address some of the biggest challenges in our personal lives.

 

 

Related Shows

EM Weekly

EP 14 Engaging Senior Leadership In Emergency Management

EP 37 Transforming Leadership with L. David Marquet

EP 71 Why Developing Leadership Skills are Important

EM Student

EP 08 Finding Your Leadership Style

Links

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/friederikefabritius/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fabulous_brain

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousbrain

Website: https://www.fabulous-brain.com/

Email: ff@fabulous-brain.com

 

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Aug 09, 2018
EP 72 Are Your Students Safe from Disasters
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This week we talk to Soraya Sutherlin from the Campus Safety Group. We discuss some timely topics that are facing our children’s schools, and how we can include the children in training for the unthinkable event that may impact them. Join EM Weekly as we talk to Soraya and explore this important part of emergency management.

Guest Bio

Soraya Sutherlin leads the Campus Safety Groups’ Emergency Management Division. She is a Certified Emergency Manager, CEM, by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and a certified ICS instructor through FEMA. She has over 12 years’ experience in school emergency planning, training, and response, public health planning, multiagency coordination and response, and local municipal government emergency response and crisis communications. She has been invited to speak at conferences across the country and internationally on crisis communications and interoperability including most recently serving on the EPA’s Interagency Task Force Working Group focused on emergency preparedness and response regulations and communications.

Today, for many reasons, there are frequently moderate to significant gaps between the expectations written in Campus Safety policies and the application of those polices at the school level. These gaps leave students and staff exposed to unnecessary and avoidable dangers that can be mitigated by well written plans, training, and education. It is our mission to efficiently eliminate safety related gaps, while at the same time providing systems for sustainability and progress.

The Campus Safety Group is a growing cadre of passionate and dedicated professionals aimed at helping our schools and higher education universities develop and maintain emergency management and school safety programs. Our team brings knowledge and perspectives from every aspect of public and school safety from Law Enforcement and School Resource Officers, Fire Department and EMS, Emergency Management and Crisis Communications, and Education. And while we bring the professional backgrounds, we are all parents and have experienced the challenges and struggles first hand. Our guiding principles are to help develop a ‘culture of compliance’ where preparedness is the forethought, not the afterthought or the focus only after something happens. We want to help parents, students, administrators, leaders, and the community in being proactive in preparedness. Because its only then, through a community of preparedness we will start to see positive outcomes.

Related Shows

EP 18 Active Shooter Lessons Learned

EP 35 The Paradigm Shift of Active Shooter Response

EP 66 Spotlight On The Revolutionary Active Shooter Incident Management

EP 69 What is a Shake Alert? And Will It Save Lives?

EM Student

EP 05 Todd Talks to UAlbany Responding to an Active Shooter

 

 

Links

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/sorayasutherlin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/campussafetygroup/

Website: www.campussaferygroup.com

Email: sorayas@campussafetygroup.com

 

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Aug 02, 2018
EP 71 Why Developing Leadership Skills are Important
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This week we are talking to Mike Figliuolo who is a thought leader in leadership. Leading a dynamic department or team that is emergency management can be challenging. Mike walks us through some easy steps to start your leadership journey.

Guest Bio

Mike is the Founder and Managing Director of thought LEADERS, LLC – a professional training firm focused on leadership development. His new book One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership is designed to help leaders define who they are and what their personal leadership philosophy is.

He is available as a speaker for your next event.  He also teaches a course called Creating Your Leadership Maxims in which he facilitates your use of the approach covered in the book to create your own personal set of leadership maxims.  Simply contact him if you’re interested in bringing him into your organization to speak.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1993 where he was an honor graduate and a Distinguished Cadet. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. He spent five years as an Armor officer in a variety of roles including Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Personnel Officer and ROTC Instructor at Duke University.

After leaving the Army, he joined McKinsey and Company as a management consultant. He served clients in several industries (banking, retail, healthcare, chemicals, and technology) on a variety of issues (strategy, mergers & acquisitions, cost reductions, growth and business building). He also published many of his findings in professional development documents proprietary to McKinsey as well as publishing an article in The McKinsey Quarterly.

Mike next worked at Capital One Financial as Group Manager of Strategy & Analysis and as Director of Specialty Collections. He was responsible for ~$1B in collections, a $125MM budget and the performance of 150 employees. The initiatives his teams put in place delivered over $125MM in value.

Mike’s most recent roles were Vice President, Quality Improvement, Customer Service, Business Development & Service Support for Scotts Lawn Service where he was responsible for acquisitions, division strategy, technology infrastructure, customer service, and franchise operations. Previously, he was Vice President, Strategic Planning at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) where he was responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company by working directly with the executive team (CEO, CFO, Division Presidents) to assess where to take the business long-term and then identifying opportunities to achieve corporate goals.

Mike founded thought LEADERS because he believes practitioners make the best instructors and because he has a passion for people development and organizational improvement.  He was recently named the Columbus, Ohio Small Business Leader of the Year by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.

 

Related Shows

 

EM Student: EP 08 Finding Your Leadership Style

EP 14 Engaging Senior Leadership In Emergency Management

EP 37 Transforming Leadership with L. David Marquet

EP 68 Behind the Scenes of the National Training Center

 

Links

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikefigliuolo/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thoughtleaders

            https://twitter.com/figliuolo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.figliuolo

Website: http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/

Email: figliuolo@thoughtleadersllc.com

 

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Jul 26, 2018
EP 70 What You Need To Know About Emergency Management Education
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This week we had the opportunity to talk to one of Emergency Management’s pioneer educators Paula Gordon. We discuss the history or emergency management education and where it is headed. In addition, we discuss the great research that is being done in the field of emergency management.

Guest Bio

Paula D. Gordon is a writer, analyst, and educator. She has served since 1996 as a member of the Practitioner Faculty of the Johns Hopkins University and teaches at other institutions as well, including Auburn University, the University of Richmond, and The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. She has taught a wide variety of courses at educational institutions on the East and West Coasts. Topics have included: Leadership in Challenging and Catastrophic Situations; Planning and Preparedness for Homeland Security and Emergency Management Post 9/11 and Post Katrina; Some Key Challenges Facing Homeland Security and Emergency Management Post 9-11 and Post Katrina; Critical Infrastructure; Research Practicum (Emergency Services Management); Management and Organizational Behavior; Leadership Behavior; Women and Leadership; Organization Development Theory; Policy and Complex Global Challenges; Marketing and Business Ethics; Public Administration; Public Policy Analysis; Management Decisions: Tools and Judgment; Organization, Management, and Leadership; Managerial Communication; Strategic Planning; Teams, Projects, and Group Dynamics; Unleashing Creativity, Solving Problems, and Meeting New Challenges; and Organizational Health and Service-Oriented Marketing and Business Practices.

Dr. Gordon has also led workshops, served as a presenter, or participated as a panelist in programs on ethics, values, and the public service. Her work in that arena has included the development of "The Ethics Map" that describes three different kinds of behavior that can be found in the public service: the ideal behavior that promotes the public good, value-neutral behavior, and behavior that is immoral and reflects an absence of a moral compass. She served as a presenter at the Transatlantic Workshop on Ethics and Integrity in 2007 in Adelphi, Maryland and has served as a workshop instructor, panelist or presenter at the Federal Executive Institute (Charlottesville, Virginia), the Federal Executive Seminar Center (Oak Ridge, Tennessee), the Training Bureau of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, the Western Management Development Center of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and at national conferences of the American Society for Public Administration. Her work on "The Ethics Map" was also used in workshops conducted by the Department of Justice nationwide for local level administrators. She has also served as a presenter at programs and workshops on a variety of topics at The Naval War College, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, Brookings Institution, and the Lexington Institute.

 

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Links

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/gordonpaula

Website:

GordonHomeland.com

GordonPublicAdministration.com

GordonHumankind.com

GordonDrugAbusePrevention.com

GordonEbolaImmunity.com

Email: pgordon@starpower.net

Phone: (202) 241-0631

 

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Jul 19, 2018
EP 69 What is a Shake Alert? And Will It Save Lives?
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Today we are talking to Josh Bashioum from the ShakeAlert program. ShakeAlert is an earthquake early warning system that is disgined to give up to 60 seconds of warning that an earthquake is coming. How many lives could be saved if we can get this system up and running in the United States. Systems such as the ShakeAlert are in Japan and Mexico and have seen great success.

Guest Bio

Josh Bashioum is the founder and CEO of the Early Warning Labs.

Early Warning Labs, LLC (EWL) is an Earthquake Early Warning technology developer and integrator located in Santa Monica, CA. EWL is partnered with industry leading GIS provider ESRI, Inc. and is collaborating with the US Government and university partners.

EWL is investing millions of dollars over the next 36 months to complete the final integration and delivery of Earthquake Early Warning to individual consumers, government entities, and commercial users.

EWL’s mission is to improve, expand, and lower the costs of the existing earthquake early warning systems.

EWL is developing a robust cloud server environment to handle low-cost mass distribution of these warnings. In addition, Early Warning Labs is researching and developing automated response standards and systems that allow public and private users to take pre-defined automated actions to protect lives and assets.

EWL has an existing beta R&D test system installed at one of the largest studios in Southern California. The goal of this system is to stress test EWL’s hardware, software, and alert signals while improving latency and reliability.

EWL will have limited systems available for market upon final USGS release of the Early Warning System

Related Shows

EP 31 “Quakeland” The Story of the Moving World with Kathryn Miles

EP 32 The Great ShakeOut with Mark Benthien

EP 59 What is a Resilient Community

EP 63 How To Protect Critical Infrastructure

EP 67 The Reason Why You Need To Embrace Resiliency

Links

Twitter: https://twitter.com/smashembashioum

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bashioum

Instagram:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/homeland-advisory-group/

              https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshbashioum/

Website: https://earlywarninglabs.com/

Email: josh@earlywarninglabs.com

Phone: (424) 238-0060

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Jul 12, 2018
EP 68 Behind The scenes of the National Training Center
44:15

This week we have Steven Heidecker and Chief Tonya Hoover of the National Training Center on to talk about training programs and new and exciting things coming out of their shop. Steven is with the EMI and Chief Hoover is with the National Fire Administration.

 

Guest

Tonya Hoover

Tonya Hoover is the Superintendent of the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA). She was named to this position in May 2017. As Superintendent, Ms. Hoover provides leadership for the NFA, which focuses on enhancing the ability of fire and emergency services and allied professionals to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies.

Ms. Hoover is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of management experience in both local and state government. She has successfully worked at high levels of government in developing and implementing fire protection, fire prevention, fire training, and community risk reduction programs.

From July 2009 to July 2016, Ms. Hoover served as the California State Fire Marshal, where she was responsible for statewide fire prevention, fire service training, pipeline safety, code and regulations development, and analysis and implementation. She was the California Assistant State Fire Marshal from September 2007 to June 2009. Previously, Ms. Hoover served as a fire marshal/battalion chief for a local fire department and was a deputy campus fire marshal for the University of California at Berkeley. Ms. Hoover was on the Board of Directors for the National Fire Protection Association and the International Fire Service Training Association, and is an active committee member with the International Code Council.

Ms. Hoover received her MBA in Business and Human Resources from the University of Phoenix in 2006 and a Bachelor of Science in Technical Education, specializing in Fire Protection and Safety, from Oklahoma State University in 1985. She holds an associate degree in Fire Protection Engineering Technology (also from Oklahoma State University) and possesses a California lifetime teaching credential for fire science.

Steven P. Heidecker

Mr. Steven P. Heidecker serves as the Preparedness Branch Chief of Emergency Management Institute (EMI).  In this position, he is responsible for the implementation of broad training curriculum for where he is responsible for state, local, tribal and territorial emergency managers. This includes training to support national-level doctrine such as the National Preparedness Goal, National Preparedness System, National Incident Management System, and Incident Command System. Mr. Heidecker also currently serves as the Public Information Officer with the Adams County Emergency Operations Center.

Mr. Heidecker previously served as the Policy and Management Analyst in the Superintendent’s Office of EMI, where he was responsible for strategic planning initiatives within EMI and the development of output, outcome, and diagnostic metrics to measure progress in achieving EMI’s goals and objectives.

Prior to serving in the Superintendent’s Office, Mr. Heidecker served as a Training and Exercise Specialist in the Integrated Emergency Management Branch. He is a graduate of the 2008 Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) Program and has developed exercises, both locally and nationally. His national-level exercise experience includes Operation Cobra Gold, Department of Defense Support to the State of the Union, and Operation Ulchi Focus Lens. From 2002–2004, he served as an Exercise Controller at the Department of the Army’s premier full-scale exercise training center. While there, Mr. Heidecker worked on the exercise planning team and served on 24 full-scale exercises as a Controller. In 1999, he served as a Policy Analyst and Speech Writer for the senior Army leader in the Asia Pacific.

In his first career, Mr. Heidecker served as an Army officer and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is a published author of “Bilateral Negotiations: The Art of Discussion, the Science of Preparation” in the JUL 04 edition of Army Magazine and is a contributing author to the Center for Army Lessons Learned Handbook No. 04-14.

 

Mr. Heidecker is a 1987 graduate of the United States Military Academy and a 1996 Master’s of Education graduate of the C.W. Post Long Island University. He is a graduate of the Department of Defense Emergency Preparedness Course and the Army Command and General Staff College. He holds post-graduate certificates from the Cornell University Institute for Community College Development.

 

Related Show

Insights of a FEMA Administrator

EP 44 The Direction of FEMA with Brock Long

EP 57 Launching FEMA’s Innovative Strategic Plan with Dr. Daniel Kaniewski

EP 67 The Reason Why You Need To Embrace Resiliency

 

Links

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FEMAEMI/

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fema/?hl=en

Website: https://training.fema.gov/emi.aspx

               https://www.usfa.fema.gov/

 

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Jul 05, 2018
EP 67 The Reason Why You Need To Embrace Resiliency
38:26

This week we talk to Dr. Philip Burke about community resiliency. If you have seen Dr. Berke on FEMA’s Prep-Talk you know how passionate that Dr. Burke is about this subject. Community resiliency starts with land use, the location of homes and services out of the flood zones, proper building codes to help reduce the damage, and involving the community in the decision-making process. EM Weekly is excited to have you join this conversation.

 

Guest

 

Philip R. Berke’s research focuses on the relationship between community resilience and land use planning with specific focus on methods, theory and metrics of local planning and implementation. He is the lead co-author of an internationally recognized book, "Urban Land Use Planning," which focuses on integrating principles of sustainable communities into urban form, and co-author of "Natural Hazard Mitigation: Recasting Disaster Policy and Planning," selected as one of the “100 Essential Books in Planning” of the 20th century by the American Planning Association Centennial Great Books. His 2015 publication on networks of plans and community resilience to hazards and climate change received the Best Article Award, the highest award for scholarly research given by the American Planning Association. Dr. Berke has served on multiple advisory boards and committees including the Urban Institute’s Global Evaluation of the Rockefeller Foundation-pioneered Global 100 Resilient Cities, Louisiana’s Master Plan for Coastal Protection and Restoration, the American Planning Association’s Committee on Comprehensive Plans and Sustainability Standards, and recently the National Research Council’s Committee Water Resource Science, Engineering and Planning.

 

Related Shows

 

EP 59 What is a Resilient Community

EP 61 What Is Disaster Capitalism?

EP 63 How To Protect Critical Infrastructure

EP 65 Fresh on The mind of IAEM Canada’s President

 

 

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Jun 28, 2018
EP 66 Spotlight On The Revolutionary Active Shooter Incident Management
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Today we bring you an innovative way to practice responding to an active shooter. Training can be expensive and at the end of the day the average officer, firefighter, EMT and emergency manager only takes a small lesson if any away from the training. C3 Pathways has created a training program that puts the responder in the middle of the action and they never have to leave the classroom.

Related Shows

EM Weekly: 18 Active Shooter, Lessons Learned

EP 25 Business Emergency Response Training

EP 35 The Paradigm Shift of Active Shooter Response

EP 05 Todd Talks to UAlbany Responding to an Active Shooter

Guest Bio

Adam Pendley is currently employed with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office as an Assistant Division Chief. He is the commanding officer of the Sheriff’s Office 911 Communications Center. Adam has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida and is nearly finished with a Master of Arts degree in Homeland Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. 

Over the last 24 years, he has progressed in his law enforcement career as a police dispatcher, Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Assistant Chief. After several years as a Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, and Leadership Institute Instructor, he obtained enhanced management experience as the FTO Unit Commander. Jacksonville is a large North Florida community and Adam has frequent involvement in large-scale incidents and special event planning. He is the agency’s Lead Instructor for the Incident Command System (ICS), He has created numerous law enforcement and private sector presentations for Managing Protest Incidents, Active Shooter Incident Management, Multi-Hazard Planning for Schools, and Private Sector Security ICS.

Adam has NIMS All Hazard Incident Management Team train-the-trainer certificates for Planning Section Chief, Situation Unit Leader, and Operations Section Chief along with ICS Curricula train- the-trainer and HSEEP train-the-trainer.

Links and Information

Website: https://www.c3pathways.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/c3-pathways/

Twitter:‏ https://twitter.com/C3Pathways

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/C3Pathways

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxRv11bXh7SKnY158Us7sAw

 Email: info@c3pathways.com

Phone: 407-490-1300 

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Jun 21, 2018
EP 65 Fresh on The mind of IAEM Canada's President
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Today we are discussing Emergency Management in Canada. We learn from Greg Solecki some of the differences, challenges, and similarities that EM’s in Canada face. IAEM in Canada is only 15 years old and they have already made an impact on the profession. I am happy to have Greg on the show.

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Greg Solecki is a well-known and respected emergency management executive with over 15 years of experience in implementing emergency preparedness and continuity programs for corporate, national and international organizations. As Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Manager during the catastrophic 2013 Alberta floods, he played a pivotal role in the response to the most costly disaster in Canadian history. He has conducted the role of EOC manager or been involved in over 150 other emergency events, such as the 2011 Slave Lake fire, and large-scale training exercises.

Greg’s knowledge of regional, national and international standards and regulations define him as one of Canada’s leading experts in emergency management. He was therefore a natural selection to be Canada’s representative for the creation of the ISO Security and Crisis standards, a committee member for the CSAZ1600 Standard in Emergency & Continuity Management, and contributed to the development of Canada’s Critical Infrastructure Framework. Greg is also one of only two Canadians ever to be selected to attend Harvard University’s prestigious National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI).

Greg has an extensive facilitation background having trained over 500 municipal and executive leaders in emergency and continuity management across Canada. He has taught disaster management at numerous Canadian colleges and universities, including Dalhousie University and acted as a content specialist for the development of Canada’s first emergency management diploma course. He has also designed and executed emergency response and continuity exercises for both the corporate and public sectors.

With in-depth knowledge and the practical experience to back it up, Greg has also successfully designed Emergency Operations Centers, Business Unit Tactical Operations Centers, and Corporate Continuity Centers. This has included the development of emergency and business continuity processes, integration of data sources and the creation of performance measures. He is also a certified instructor to the highest level for both Incident Command System (ICS) Canada and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 

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Jun 14, 2018
EP 64 For The First time Managing Donations Made Easy
32:13

Today we are discussing the issue of managing donations. This is also known as the second disaster. Steve Major with Coordin8 (C8) shares his idea of developing an app that allows direct donations to the people impacted by the disaster. Steve sees this as a transparent way for people to crowdsource the recovery effort. 

 

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Steve thrives on challenge, adversity and on continuous learning. The considerable diversity in his background affords him a unique and open minded perspective. Steve finds it equally rewarding to work as a laborer, as a COO or anywhere between.

Steve is working on a TV show called The Real Volunteers (TRV) reality show 100% of all creator & exec producer income I earn (& w/ 100% transparency) will be given back into these communities and volunteer programs and I won't be on the show. #giving #DisasterVolunteerism

The show will also facilitate direct, immediate, specific, 0% O/H, 100% transparency, audience participation / donations for bldg materials to be installed by volunteers with show and website follow-ups. We would love your support / endorsement to help launch the show!

Join the Movement to forever change the way TV interacts with human needs!

 

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Jun 07, 2018
EP 63 How To Protect critical infrastructure
43:40

One of the areas that we need to harden is our critical infrastructure. This includes the power grid, cybersecurity and more. Today we are talking to Thomas Popik one of the nations top experts on critical infrastructure resilience. This conversation comes at a time when tensions in the world are high, including a nuclear threat from both Iran and North Korea. 

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Thomas S. Popik, Chairman, President, Director, and co-founder. In addition to his administrative duties at Resilient Societies, Thomas Popik serves as a Principal Investigator on critical infrastructures, specializing in vulnerability assessment, comparative risk analysis, and economic modeling. Mr. Popik is also a principal of Geosegment Systems Corporation, a market research firm specializing in the U.S. banking and mortgage industries.  Mr. Popik holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. In his early career, Mr. Popik served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, with a final rank of Captain. Mr. Popik has been a co-founder of several non-profit organizations, including the Academy for Science and Design, New Hampshire's charter high school for science and math education.

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May 30, 2018
EP 62 BOCO Strong The Resilient Community
30:33

When I was interviewing Danial Aldrich about the disaster resultant communities, he mentioned Boulder Colorado and the BOCO Strong program. I had to learn more. So I reached out to the program and Tiernan Doyle called me back. I am so happy that I got to meet Tiernan and learn about the great work that she is doing in Boulder and how the whole community has come together. Boulder Colorado Strong or BOCO Strong at they call it is an outstanding model program that we all should be looking at.

BoCo Strong works to increase the web of connections among individuals, organizations, and governments across Boulder County in ways that will foster inclusivity, increase disaster resilience, and build vibrant and prosperous communities. We define resilience as the capability to anticipate risk, limit impact, and bounce forward rapidly by adapting and learning in the face of disruptive shocks and stresses. Our programming seeks to support and facilitate the individual, organizational, and governmental relationships that strengthen our collective capacity in Boulder County, to maximize resources, and to prevent unnecessary duplication of efforts.

BoCo Strong was created with the purpose of building a culture of resilience throughout Boulder County. It formed in the wake of the 2013 flood; beginning as a sub-committee of the long-term flood recovery group (LTFRG). After a natural disaster, the main focus is typically on restoring physical infrastructure and making it more resilient while social infrastructure is frequently ignored or forgotten. In recognition of the important role that relationships between family, friends, colleagues, and organizations play in recovery and resilience, BoCo Strong focuses on building social capital, increasing connections and fostering cooperation around already existing social networks.

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May 24, 2018
EP 61 What Is Disaster Capitalism
48:55

In EP 61 we discuss three types of disasters and how people are making money off the suffering of others. A war, an environmental disaster, and a natural disaster, all have one thing in common, the fight to keep their culture and identity in the recovery phase.

We are excited to have Thor Neureiter an award-winning filmmaker on the show to delve into a deep subject and to highlight his new film. You should take the time to watch his film and think about what long-term recovery looks like in the global response to disasters.

DISASTER CAPITALISM is a compelling documentary that goes inside Afghanistan, Haiti and Papua New Guinea to reveal the dark side of moneymakers and aid exploiters unafraid to make a killing from the misfortune of others. Best-selling journalist and author Antony Loewenstein joins Thor Neureiter on a six-year journey through the world of shady miners, resilient locals, and secretive governments.

Thor Neureiter, the director, and co-producer is an independent documentary producer, cameraman, and editor whose work is focused on contemporary issues concerning US foreign policy and domestic politics. He's Director of Video at Columbia University in New York. In 2012, Thor’s two most recent films, “Mitt Romney and the Mormon Factor” and “Prosecute Wall Street”, aired on the Al Jazeera English program People & Power. He has worked on programming for FRONTLINE on PBS, including “Showdown with Iran,” Parts One and Two of “News War: Secrets, Sources & Spin,” “The Last Abortion Clinic,” and “The O.J. Verdict.” He has also worked extensively for HBO and began his career working for Ken Burns/Florentine Films as an Assistant Editor in 1999. His documentary “Miracle in New York: The Story of the ’69 Mets” was awarded the 2010 New York Emmy Awar

 

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May 17, 2018
EP 60 The National Integration Center
44:54

Today we are talking to Daniel Alexander of FEMA’s National Integration Center.  We discuss some of the innovative ways emergency managers can stay connected with each other and learn new trends and best practices in the world of emergency management. Daniel’s team created Prep-Talks, oversees preparedness and EMI just to name of few of his areas of responsibility.

Daniel is an award-winning, seasoned emergency management leader, with experience at federal and local levels in planning, preparation, response, mitigation, and recovery from large, complex, and often highly visible crisis situations. As a member of the Senior Executive Status cadre within the federal government, i have significant expertise in Congressional and executive operations; experience leading whole community disaster response, recovery, and redevelopment initiatives. Consistently achieve the highest levels of productivity and efficiency in managing diverse projects, and recognized by superiors for excellence in leadership, business management, and coalition building. Established track record for leading people and inspiring change across diverse constituencies and multiple sectors by building teams of motivated professionals while controlling costs through masterful use of available resources. Function well under intense stress, in austere environments, and in non-ideal circumstances.

 

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May 10, 2018
EP 59 What is a Resilient Community
50:35

Today, we are talking about resilience. According to the Webster's Dictionary online, resilience is the capacity to recover quickly. I think that our role as emergency managers becomes even more important during recovery. We can really have a major impact on recovery just by embracing the ideas of a resilient community. So today, we're going to be talking to Daniel Aldrich about resilience.

One of the topics that we are discussing it what is a Resilience City? The Rockefeller Foundation created the concept, back at 2013, the idea of what a resilient city is, and how to become one. The Rockefeller Foundation has 100 cities that they are bringing on board to be resilient cities. Los Angeles is one of them, Miami is one. And they hired what they call a Chief Resilient Officer. And I guess there are only 37 cities that have come on board, according to the article on the Rockefeller Center on other resilient cities.

And the way they're looking at it is the role of cities to talk about not only just preparedness in the sense of say, natural hazards or what not. It comes into climate change and other ideas that talk along those lines of really hardening your cities for those large natural disasters and how can you do things to plan for them and reduce the impact on them. So, that's pretty much what a resilient city is, and I think, you know, timely enough that we're talking to Daniel today about the resiliency and what it is, what he thinks it is. And he's done a lot of work on this. Daniel also has done his prep talk as well.

Dr. Daniel Aldrich is professor and director of the Security and Resilience Program at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He has published four books, more than 40 peer reviewed articles, and written op-eds for The New York Times, CNN, Asahi Shinbun, along with appearing on popular media outlets such as CNBC, MSNBC, NPR, and HuffPost. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard and his research has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the Abe Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Aldrich has carried out more than five years of fieldwork in Japan, India, Africa, and the Gulf Coast. His newest book, "Black Wave: Connections and Governance in Japan’s 3/11 Disasters," is currently under review.

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May 03, 2018
EP 58 Millennials and Gen Z The Future Emergency Manager
31:53

Today we explore the new generation for Emergency Management professionals with a Millennial Gaby Almon. We talk about the best way to engage our millennial employees, and the next generation coming fast behind them.

Almon is one of the most trusted and sought-after humanitarian aid and disaster response advisors in the world.  In 2016 she was appointed to the FEMA National Advisory Council in a first-of-its-kind role – the Emerging Leader seat – inside the Department of Homeland Security. She specializes in utilizing current and emerging technologies to mobilize targeted global response efforts. For this self-proclaimed data nerd, her work today sits at the perfect intersection of innovative technology and compassionate humanitarianism.

As an undergraduate student at Howard University, Almon knew she was interested in public policy and international work, but unsure where her passions and skill-set would align professionally. In 2006, she led the university's response effort to Hurricane Katrina, sending 1,500 students to the Gulf Coast to volunteer over their spring breaks and help local communities recover. While obtaining her master’s in public policy a few years later at the University of Southern California, she caught wind that the UN felt their next big challenge would be in technology and information. “I love working with information, data, and models, and I thought this would be a perfect way to apply what I know to the broader world.”

Since then, Gabriele has worked with various UN agencies to pilot important projects that have improved response times and industry-wide understanding of what's happening in the world of emergencies. She also regularly advises Google, Facebook, and Microsoft on the development of new technologies that can assist with humanitarian response. Now, whenever a hurricane makes landfall, an earthquake strikes, or wildfires break out, Almon is on the digital frontline, utilizing her tools, network, and expertise to connect communities with targeted relief and aid.

2017 was a particularly challenging year for Almon and the community of specialists who work on relief efforts. Between devastating hurricane and fire seasons in the US, and several large earthquakes worldwide, Almon and her colleagues were often working around the clock on multiple responses at once. When I asked her about the most challenging aspect of this work, she said burnout is prevalent amongst professionals in her field.  “When you’re doing work that you really care about - when it’s impactful to real people - it’s hard to let yourself rest while you’re supporting an active recovery mission. You feel like, if I stop to sleep or breathe, then I’m not helping.  You do feel guilt around that. Self-care is tough, you always want to be giving your all.”

 

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Apr 26, 2018
EP 57 Launching FEMA's Innovative Strategic Plan with Dr. Daniel Kaniewski
34:30

This week we talk to Daniel Kaniewski about FEMA’s Strategic Plan. This is an exciting move for the profession of emergency management. We also talk a bit about the Prep-Talk program and delve into Flood Insurance.

Daniel Kaniewski, PhD was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as the Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness on September 14, 2017. He is currently FEMA's second ranking official.

Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Kaniewski was Vice President for Global Resilience at AIR Worldwide, a catastrophe risk modeling and consulting services firm. He was also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, where he contributed thought leadership on homeland security and emergency management topics.

Earlier, Mr. Kaniewski served as the Mission Area Director for Resilience and Emergency Preparedness/Response at a federally funded research and development center supporting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Mr. Kaniewski was also Vice President for Homeland Security and Deputy Director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at the George Washington University. In the George W. Bush Administration, he served as Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and as Senior Director for Response Policy. Mr. Kaniewski has also held positions at FEMA, the Congressional Fire Services Institute, and on Capitol Hill. He was previously a member of the District of Columbia Homeland Security Commission and a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Kaniewski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services from George Washington University, a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from George Washington University.

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Apr 19, 2018
EP 56 Opportunities With Team Rubicon Global
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Lourdes Tiglao has served as regional communications manager and a medical volunteer for Team Rubicon USA. She's a US Air Force veteran who served on a 3-person USAF Critical Care Air Transport Team and helped co-found and launch the first USAF Critical Care Medical Attendant Team in the Pacific. Lourdes also served as a member of the USAF International Health Specialist Team, an organization that used medicine to cross cultural barriers. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College, a certificate in graduate medical education from Georgetown University, and a World Executive MBA degree from George Washington University..

 

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Apr 12, 2018
EP 55 Exploring the Epic Catastrophe The Thomas Fire
01:01:54

Randy Styner the Deputy Administrator for the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and Jenny Novak Southern Region Response Coordinator at CalOES share their experience responding to the Thomas Fire and the Montecito debris flow incidents. 

The Thomas Fire was a massive wildfire that affected Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and one of multiple wildfires that ignited in Southern California in December 2017. It burned approximately 281,893 acres (440 sq mi; 114,078 ha), becoming the largest wildfire in modern California history, before it was fully contained on January 12, 2018. The Thomas Fire destroyed at least 1,063 structures, while damaging 280 others; becoming the seventh-most destructive wildfire in state history.

By December 22, the Thomas Fire had cost over $177 million to fight,[1] and forced over 104,607 residents to evacuate. At its height, the Thomas Fire saw over 8,500 firefighters mobilized to fight it, which was the largest mobilization of firefighters for combating any wildfire in California history.

 

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Apr 05, 2018
EP 54 Behind the Scenes of the JTF Civil Support
27:37

Lt. Col. Rahmin J. Norwood

 

            Lt. Col. Rahmin J. Norwood was born in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. in 2001 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. He currently serves as the Chief of Chemical, Biological, Radiation Nuclear (CBRN) Analysis Cell and Protection, Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS), Fort Eustis, Virginia.

            He has attended Officer’s Basic Course and Advance Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Joint War College. He also holds master’s degree in Management and a certificate in Nuclear Weapons Effects.

            His early assignments include Platoon Leader, Maintenance Officer, Executive Officer, Support Operations Officer, and Company Commander in both Okinawa, Japan, and Fort Bliss, Texas. Lt. Col. Norwood deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2008. His staff assignments include Supply and Services Officer, Group Logistics Officer, Operations Officer, Nuclear Research Officer, Deputy Nuclear Disablement Team, Emergency Actions Officer, and Deputy Nuclear Operations Branch U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii.

 

JTF-CS is the nations’ only standing CBRN joint task force. It is comprised of active and reserve component service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The headquarters also includes Department of the Air Force civilians and contract personnel.

 

Established in October 1999, JTF-CS is assigned to U.S. Northern Command and conducts CBRN response operations planning and preparedness to maximize mission readiness and capability. The commander of U.S. Army North has operational control of JTF-CS.

 

JTF-CS accomplishes response operations in strict adherence with the Constitution and public law. When directed on the authority of the President, through the Secretary of Defense, USNORTHCOM provides defense support of civil authorities when requested by local, state, tribal and federal officials.

 

In any domestic setting, JTF-CS always remains in support of civil authorities integrating the DOD response with other interagency capabilities to achieve unity of effort under the National Response Framework.

 

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Mar 29, 2018
EP 53 Fundamentals of Weather and Emergency Management
39:49

Today we talk to Kyle Nelson about the importance of having a weather professional in the EOC.

Kyle Nelson wants to break down the barriers and bridge the gaps of knowledge between weather professionals and everyone using weather data to make informed decisions in their daily activities, and to protect lives and property.

As a natural hazards educator, Kyle enjoys delivering a highly-caffeinated blend of weather, emergency management and social media in the professional classroom, and sharing his love for weather with interested learners of all ages.

 

 

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Mar 22, 2018
EP 52 Attracting Diversity by Creating Opportunities in EM
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William Averette (Bill) Anderson spent his career working to understand and mitigate the causes and consequences of hazards risk, and in particular, to understand and address the extent to which marginalized groups are among those who suffer the worst consequences when disasters do strike.  As a gifted researcher, scholar and educator whose tenure included esteemed positions at the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, the National Academies and Arizona State University, Bill served as a mentor and role model to countless new researchers and practitioners in the field. He also fought to ensure that funding be dedicated to studying vulnerable populations and ensuring that women and people of color be recruited into all hazards professions – from frontline hazards management to critical hazards research.

The vision of the Bill Anderson Fund—created in Bill’s honor and memory—is that the diversity of the hazard and disaster field be reflective of American society.

The mission of the Bill Anderson Fund is to expand the number of minority professionals in the field of disaster and hazard research and practice.

Students and early career professionals working in the fields of disaster and hazard mitigation and emergency management come from diverse educational and work backgrounds, including the following:

 

 

 

 

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Mar 15, 2018
EP 51 How to Make Civil Defense Work Again Challenge
42:08

Michael Mabee worked as an urban EMT and paramedic.He worked as a suburban police officer and for the federal government. Mabee has a good deal of military training, two wartime deployments to Iraq, and two humanitarian missions to Guatemala.

 

CSM Michael MabeeI was decorated by both the army and the federal government for my actions on 9/11 at the World Trade Center.  He has the most pride in having one of his troops in Iraq say to his first sergeant after a convoy: “that sergeant major is a hard ass!”

 

Mabee has a great deal of experience – both overseas and in the U.S. – seeing what the world looks like when things go wrong.

 

 

 

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Mar 08, 2018
EP 50 Predicting Catastrophic Flooding With Pioneering AI
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Ibrahim Demir is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering (secondary), and an associate research engineer at the IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering and the Iowa Flood Center. He is also an informatics cluster faculty at Iowa Informatics Initiative.

His research interests are environmental information systems, scientific visualization of geo-spatial data, user interface design, and information communication. His research efforts are aimed at developing novel information interfaces, using state-of-the-art visualization techniques, and providing support to researchers from various disciplines to help them visualize and understand environmental observations and simulation data.

Here at the Iowa Flood Center, Ibrahim has developed interactive visualizations of large, geo-spatial scientific data sets to improve communicating flood-related observations and simulation results with public and decision makers. He has worked on the design and development of the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS – http://ifis.iowafloodcenter.org), a one-stop web-platform to access community-based flood conditions, forecasts, visualizations, inundation maps and flood-related data, information, and applications.

 

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Mar 01, 2018
EP 49 Turn The Ship Around Applying I Intend to to Your Team
36:07

In 1981, David graduated top of his class from the U.S. Naval Academy—an institute renowned for developing “leaders to serve the nation.” Thereafter, he joined the submarine force.

Along his journey, one thing bothered him: the traditional leader-follower model. Used by the Navy and most companies around the world, the goal of leader-follower is to influence people to comply, not think. David experienced first-hand how this practice makes people feel marginalized. He knew in his gut that there had to be a better way.

He’d soon discover that to prove his theory he’d have to break some rules.

As engineer officer aboard the USS Will Rogers (SSBN-659), a nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine, David tried empowering his team. He provided broad guidance, giving the team intent rather than orders. It was … a disaster. His team made poor decisions that led to errors. He had to stop and revert to the traditional leader-follower method.

Taking Command

Ultimately, David was selected to captain the USS Olympia (SSN-717), a nuclear powered attack submarine. He studied for over a year to take command, understanding on a deep level every detail of how that submarine operated.

Unexpectedly, David was diverted to take command of the USS Santa Fe (SSN-763) when its captain quit. Santa Fe was the worst performing submarine in the fleet and a different type of submarine that he knew little about.

Troubled Waters

Less than a month later the Santa Fe was running a simple drill to simulate a fault with the reactor. In this scenario, propulsion is shifted from the main engines to a smaller, electric propulsion motor. The captain ordered, “ahead two-thirds.” The officer on deck repeated the order, “ahead two-thirds.”

Nothing happened.

Captain Marquet noticed the helmsman who was to execute the order looked unsettled. When asked what the problem was, the helmsman pointed out that there was no two-thirds in the electric propulsion mode unlike all his previous submarines. When asked, the officer on deck said he repeated the command knowing it was wrong.

David realized that the leader-follower environment meant his crew would do anything he said—even if it was wrong. That could be catastrophic. He decided to try Intent-Based Leadership again.

Turning the Ship Around

Captain Marquet began treating his crew as leaders, not followers, and giving control, not taking control. It wasn’t long before operations took a dramatic turn. Santa Fe went from “worst to first,” achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the Navy.

When Stephen R. Covey spent time aboard the Santa Fe, he referred to it as the most empowering organization he’d ever seen. He wrote about Captain Marquet’s leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit.

After Captain Marquet’s departure from the USS Santa Fe, it continued to win awards and promote more officers and enlisted men to positions of increased responsibility than any other submarine—including ten subsequent submarine captains.

A Time for Change

Captain Marquet retired from the Navy in 2009 and is now the author of Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders. Fortune magazine called the book the “best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution.” Captain Marquet’s Intent-Based Leadership model is turning around all types of organizations—from big manufacturers to start-ups and sport teams to government.

He helps leaders build environments where people contribute and feel valued —where everyone is a leader.

 

 

 Links

http://www.davidmarquet.com/

amazon.com/Turn-Ship-Around-Turning-Followers/dp/1591846404/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1W4YCMRP4SGJHASF736G (Amazon)

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/davidmarquet

Twitter: ldavidmarquet

Email: chuck@turntheshiparound.com

 

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Feb 22, 2018
EP 48 Raven Rock The American Plan to Survive a Nuclear Strike
43:31

Garrett M. Graff, a distinguished magazine journalist and historian, writes about politics, technology, and national security—helping to explain both where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

He’s written for publications from WIRED and Esquire to Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the New York Times, and served as the editor of two of Washington’s most prestigious magazines, Washingtonian and POLITICO Magazine, which he helped lead to its first National Magazine Award, the industry’s highest honor. Today, he serves as the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program.

Graff is the author of multiple books, including The First Campaign: Globalization, the Web, and the Race for the White House, which examined the role of technology in the 2008 presidential race, and The Threat Matrix: The FBI At War, which traces the modern history of the FBI. His e-book, “Angel is Airborne: JFK’s Final Flight From Dallas,” tells the dramatic story of the Air Force One flight back from Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, following the assassination of President Kennedy, and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for National Reporting, the highest award given to journalists under 35.

His most recent book, Raven Rock, explores the history of the government’s Cold War Doomsday plans; it was called “spry and sobering” and a “frightening eye-opener” by Kirkus Reviews. He’s currently writing an oral history of September 11th, based on his POLITICO Magazine article, “We’re The Only Plane in the Sky.”

His online career began with his time as Governor Howard Dean’s first webmaster, and in 2005, he was the first blogger accredited to cover a White House press briefing. His notebook from that first White House briefing is on view at the Newseum. For seven years, he also taught social media, digital campaigns and digital journalism at Georgetown University’s journalism and communications programs.

He regularly speaks on technology, politics, and national security at places like the Harvard Business School, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and the National Press Club, as well as at various universities, companies, trade groups, and also to international audiences including Germany’s Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the BBC’s NewsXChange, and Israel’s IDC Herzliya.

Graff has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, CBC, the BBC, National Geographic TV, Al Jazeera English, and various public radio programs, including “This American Life.”

Nationally, he is the board chair of the National Conference on Citizenship—a Congressionally-chartered nonprofit focused on civic engagement that was founded by Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower—and in his home state of Vermont, he sits on the board of Vermont Public Radio (VPR) and the board of commissioners for the Burlington Housing Authority, and is a member of the Vermont Community Foundation.

 

 

 

 

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/gagraff

Website: https://www.garrettgraff.com/

Twitter:‏ @vermontgmg

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/vermontgmg/

Email: garrett@garrettgraff.com

Phone: (802) 578-3304

 

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Feb 15, 2018
EP 47 Rapid Shelter Solutions
46:45

Deployed Logix (DLX) is a trusted industry partner. Military, Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Urban Search and Rescue, and other organizations rely upon our first-hand knowledge to assess, outfit, and sustain their field operations.

 

We are not a “one-size-fits-all” supplier. Deployed Logix (DLX) understands that its customers have vast and differing threat response capabilities. Operational deployment applications will vary depending on situation. Deployed Logix (DLX) works hard to ensure that every tent, generator, HVAC, or other field operation support item meets or exceeds all designated requirements.

 

Many customers operate or deploy well off the beaten path. They work in remote and austere locations, often under the harshest environments and most extreme weather conditions. When they demand uncompromising performance and dependability, Deployed Logix (DLX) delivers!

 

With over 30 years of combined experience in design, management, and operational deployment, Deployed Logix (DLX) is the leading designer and supplier of shelters systems and field products to support any customer’s base camp operations

LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/jj-urhausen-9aa81612

Website: https://deployedlogix.com/

Twitter:  @jjurhausen‏

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/deployedlogix/

Email: jjurhausen@deployedlogix.com

Phone: 541-337-3608

 

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Feb 08, 2018
EP 46 Is your Water Safe
51:38

Marcello

Some of Marcello past experiences includes: Director of Entrepreneur Development for Utah's Governor's Office of Economic Development. Strategic Consultant. Commercial and Hard Money Lending. National coordinator for EFY youth camps. Business to business software sales representative. Owner of two sound and lighting/disc jockey companies. Executive Vice President of a clothing/fashion corporation. Director of Marketing for an online business. Advertising Manager for Utah Valley State College. Teacher, tutor, trainer, large-group speaker for the Missionary Training Center in Provo, UT. Portuguese teacher. Seminary and religious institute teacher.

PURAVAI

 Is the purest prepackaged storage water in the emergency preparedness market. When it comes to emergency storage water, even one little bacterium in the water can multiply over time and become billions of bacteria. It's called CFUs (or Colony Forming Units of Bacteria). Tested independently by one of the top labs in the world, our biggest competitor measured in at 3,330 CFUs per mL, yet when PURAVAI was tested by the same lab, the result: ZERO CFUs. That's a HUGE deal because what that means is your PURAVAI water is able to remain safe to drink, even decades later!! 

LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/marcellosurjopolos

Website: https://puravai.com/home12787606

Twitter:  @msurjopolos‏

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/marcello

Email: marcello@puravai.com

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Feb 01, 2018
EP 45 Training and Exercises With The Blue Cell
42:15

The Blue Cell, LLC is a national training, exercise, consulting and deployment services company specializing in the area of Homeland Security, Emergency Management and Incident Management. In total the company offers over 70 different courses. The Blue Cell also provides technical services in support of response operations and in 2012 purchased Command School TTX which serves as the companies exercise service group. In 2015 the company completed its most successful year to date having conducted 250 courses across the US, 35 exercises (including at least one of each of the seven types of exercise of HSEEP), 10 consulting projects and 5 deployment missions. Collectively amongst all of it varied interests The Blue Cell does business in all 50 states, 2 US Territories and Canada. In 2015 The Blue Cell, LLC announced and launched of The NIMS Store. Com, a complimentary online store with products and serves geared around the concepts of the National Incident Management System. To begin 2016 we look forward to the addition of Studio BC.TV, an online destination for live, over the internet training, and Blue Cell Print / Blue Cell Ship- the companies in house shop to support all printing and shipping needs of The Blue Cell- Companies.

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/2022034/

Website:  http://www.thebluecell.com

Twitter:  @TheBlueCell ‏

Facebook:   @thebluecell

Email:     Toddmanns@thebluecell.com

Phone:  1-800-866-0840 

 

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Jan 25, 2018
EP 44 The Direction of FEMA With Brock Long
40:03

William Brockmann (Brock) Long, is the current FEMA Administrator  has more than 15 years of experience in Homeland Security specializing in emergency response operations planning, business continuity, evacuation, and school and University safety.

Before moving into his role at FEMA Mr. Long is the Executive Vice President of Hagerty Consulting, a comprehensive Homeland Security and Emergency Management firm. He provides strategic direction and leadership for all preparedness and recovery programs, works with prospective clients to understand and solve challenges, offers executive support and subject matter expertise for select projects, and continues to contribute to the growing body of knowledge in the emergency management community.

Mr. Long was appointed by Governor Bob Riley to direct the Alabama Emergency Management Agency. In this role, Mr. Long served as the State Coordinating Officer for 14 disasters, including 8 Presidential and 6 State declared events. After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Incident (i.e., BP Oil Spill), Mr. Long served as the on-scene incident commander for the State of Alabama Unified Command. Mr. Long also executed the State’s response to H1N1, and testified before the U. S. Congress regarding response and recovery for catastrophic events.

 

Previously, Mr. Long served as the FEMA RIV National Hurricane Program Manager and as a school safety coordinator for the State of Georgia. His opinion has been sought by CNN, Fox, Associated Press, and the Weather Channel. In 2012, he was called upon by the French High Council on Civil Defense to provide evacuation best practices for the city of Paris and other large urban communities. He has several publications including: The Encyclopedia of Terrorism, “School Site Analysis” article entry 2001, Combs et al.; The School Discipline Advisor, “A contract to live and let learn,” and School Safety Essentials: Performing Daily Safety Sweeps 2002, Long and Dorn.Links

 

LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/brock-long-62742a17

Website: https://www.fema.gov/brock-long

Twitter:  @fema ‏

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/FEMA/

 

 

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Jan 18, 2018
EP. 43 Veterans Issues and Resources
56:43

High Caliber Community

All founders of High Caliber Community (HC2) are veterans or currently serving.  We have all been in the Armed Forces long enough to recognize the need for the services HC2 will provide.  Our ultimate goal is to decrease the rising rate of veteran suicide by helping vets find other vets and locate resources, without having to search large databases or read through a great deal of content before realizing a specific service may not even be available to them.  The veteran suicide rate is increasing at a devastating pace; we all see this problem every day, and many of us relate to it personally either by our own experiences or by the loss of loved ones.  We are fighting the war against veteran suicide; High Caliber Community is designed to be a fighting force to help win that battle

We bring a variety of talent to the team; leaders in the military and in civilian life, running non-profit organizations, volunteering to help Veterans in America, starting up veteran-owned businesses, serving in elite positions in the military and as a contractor.  Each member of the core team is dedicated to creating an exceptional service for the veteran community.  We are committed to giving back to those who have served and leaving an impact, in a significant way.

 

 

Warrior Built

The mission of “Warrior Built” seeks to honor the service and sacrifice of combat veterans and wounded service members who served our country by providing vocational and recreational opportunities. Vocational and recreational opportunities break through walls and foster an environment of healing, where great memories are born and new support systems are formed.

“Built” by combat veterans for combat veterans

“Built” on our core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment

“Built” with the unrelenting drive to make a difference

“Built” remembering the Warrior Ethos we learned serving our country

PURPOSE

The purpose of our foundation is to provide new motivation, camaraderie and to spark their imagination while most importantly offering a release to cope with similar difficulties in a positive and therapeutic way. We do this in a safe, fun and supportive environment all while providing much needed different forms of therapy.

“Building Spirits, Souls and Machines”

OBJECTIVES

Vocational therapy is conducted in our “Warrior Built Garage” where we give combat veterans the opportunity to be exposed to the world of fabrication and the mechanics of different types of vehicles. Whether it is an off-road vehicle, race car, classic car or motorcycle, we give them a chance to figure out if they want a future in the fabrication and mechanic industry.

 

Recreational therapy consists of attending different events that fuel the motivation and adrenalin for our combat veterans. We do this by bringing them to events such as dirt bike races, drag racing, off-road racing, concerts, and planning camping trips to the sand dunes, off-road parks, rivers, lakes etc… We also help combat veterans pursue their desires to enter and compete in different types of action sports and races such as the Baja 1000 off-road race.

The camaraderie and motivation that sparks from these projects we build and the events we attend have changed the lives of the combat veterans who have given so much to our country.

 

Clever Talks

Clever Talks™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to improve lives of active-duty military and veterans through ideas. Founded in March 2014, Clever Talks has gained momentum throughout communities across America.

Clever Talks has featured speakers from Shark Tank, America’s Best Dance Crew, The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and more.

Links

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http://www.warriorbuilt.org/

https://www.clevertalks.com

 

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Jan 11, 2018
EP 42 Thinking, Acting, Communicating Starting With Why
43:06

Peter is passionate about enabling people to be extraordinary. Inspired by “The Golden Circle”, Peter helps individuals and organizations harness the power of Why. The result is extraordinary cultures and sustainable high performance. He illustrates his insights by drawing on examples from his previous flying, military, and industry career to explain principles that can be applied in any business.

A leadership consultant and executive coach, Peter’s commercial experience extends across Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America, Latin America, India, and the Far East. He has engaged at senior levels with several of the world’s largest companies, developing an understanding of many industries including oil and gas, construction, mining, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking, and aviation.

A former senior Royal Air Force officer and professional pilot, Peter has been a Force Commander during combat flying operations and has seen service across the world. A seasoned crisis manager, his multifaceted career has encompassed being an international negotiator for the UK Government; leading an aviation training and standards organization; teaching postgraduates at the UK’s Defence College; flying the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher around the world; and leading multi-billion dollar international procurement projects.

Standing shoulder to shoulder with the Start With Why team since 2011, Peter works with organizations around the world to help them articulate their purpose, educate their leaders and to create cultures where each individual thrives. He is a regular contributor to the Start With Why blog and podcast series.

Links

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LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/peterdocker

Twitter: PeterDocker

Facebook:@ pdocker1

 

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Jan 04, 2018
EP. 41 Communicating to the Masses Lessons From a Spy
47:54

Pete Turner guides organizations in developing and implementing content-based marketing strategies. These strategies are achieved by linking the tactical demands of the market with corporate goals/outcomes. The methods he employs were developed while advising US govt elements in conflict zones. 

Through hundreds of interviews with industry leaders, Pete come to realize, the same "Ground Truth" focused practices that worked in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia etc. also apply repeatedly and reliably to goals and outcomes in corporate settings. In all cases, creating desired emotional responses within the target audience leads towards consistently advancing market dominance. 

Quality content and how it's presented, inspires clients/customers in ways that cannot be matched. Trading influence with industry peers and external influencers enhances the cultural impact of a company. NOTHING is more powerful than creating an externally-verified cultural change in one's favor. 

The tactical base required to leverage a robust content-centric approach requires elements including: Branding, Voice, Influence, Digital Strategy, Social Media, SEO, SEM, etc. Pete analyzes and improves an organization’s ability to apply the correct tactics in a manner that creates constant tactical wins that feed strategic requirements. 

Pete authored peer-reviewed and editorial board papers on topics like: "Transition Operations: A Discussion with 29 Articles," "On the Advancement of Human Rights: Exploring the Ethical Pitfalls of Female Engagement Operations," and "Promoting Political Development through Action Research: Evidence from Rural Afghanistan."

Links

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/pete-turner-37a44354

Twitter: PeteATurner

Email: pete_a_turner@yahoo.com

Phone: 7072358124 (Mobile)

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Dec 28, 2017
EP 40 EM Weekly A Year in Review
32:06

EM Weekly is a podcast hosted by Todd De Voe 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. In support of the Podcast EM Weekly also offers a Blog for those who would rather read our episodes weekly and have access to additional content not discussed in the Podcast. Episodes will also be published in our Magazine that will be available quarterly with the first issue dropping in 2018. This quarterly publication if successful will become a monthly publication.

All this content is Free for all with the simple mission of strengthening the EM Community so we may better serve.

Todd De Voe has;

Instructor, 2017,  Concordia University Irvine Non-Profit Leadership, Coastline Community College Disaster Recovery,  Introduction to Off Grid (Disaster Medicine),  Medical Support for Wildland Firefighting Operations,

Honored, 2013, Seal Beach, CA, The Growl

Speaker, 2013 California CERT Conference, Download Speaker Bio >> Here <<

Speaker, 2013 Sun Newspaper, Experts urge Leisure World to be prepared for disaster, Download Article >> Here <<

Speaker, 2009 National Conference on Community Preparedness, Download Program >> Here <<

Recognized by NOAA, 2008, StormReady/TsunamiReady Recognition Events

Todd has presented to some of the nation’s top leaders in emergency management and disaster recovery. His background at a volunteer firefighter, Navy Fleet Marine Force Corpsman, street medic, and emergency manager, gives Todd a vast knowledge in the field of emergency management.

Todd is a dynamic speaker and Instructor. He has received many awards over the years to include the Metal of Merit from the Seal Beach Police Department for his actions taken in response to Orange County’s largest mass shooting.

Please contact me directly for information about speaking at your event.

 

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Dec 21, 2017
EP 39 Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations
46:19

Ms. O’Brien is the CEO of Connect Consulting Services, a healthcare emergency management and business continuity planning firm. She serves as a Contributing Writer for Emergency Management Magazine and has served as an Instructor for FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness. She has a Master’s in Public Affairs with a concentration in Disaster and Emergency Management. Ms. O’Brien also received the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers and serves as the Chair of the IAEM Healthcare Caucus.

Specialties: 
-Emergency Management Plan Development
-Business Continuity Plan Development 
-Drill and Exercise Design and Implementation
-Training Content Development and Delivery
-GIS Mapping

Subject Matter Expert Areas
- Primary Care Clinics
- Long Term Care
- Hospitals
- Mental Health Delivery
- Media relations and crisis communications
- Evacuation Plan Development and Exercises 
- Health Information Technology
- Emergency Volunteer Center activation
- Access and functional needs planning

Training
-Curriculum development for webinar, LMS, in-person and video conference formats
-Conducting Training

Broad Spectrum Services
- Media Relations
- Crisis Communications
- Conference Speaking 
- Critical Thinking Scenario Exercises
- Strategic Planning
- Facilitation

 

 Links

www.connectconsulting.biz

 

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Twitter: NoraConnect

Email: nora@connectconsulting.biz

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Dec 14, 2017
EP 38 Radio Interoperability Solutions Made Easy
36:55

The very first customer Frank helped, was a County Sheriff on the East Coast, that needed to patch radios with surrounding counties, State Police & National Guard. Being in a Mountainous area, they also needed voice & data patches to cover dead spots. Also, they did not have hundreds of thousands to spend on a custom solution.

At BaseCamp, Frank helps Cities, Counties, and States who are eager for a simple, portable solution that enables them to connect with any other agency radio on the scene during an emergency and simultaneously have working phone and data connections, no matter how badly the infrastructure is damaged. Since every agency is different, Frank builds custom solution for them. Using the BaseCamp core technology, he can offer a tailored communications go-kit to every customer, that looks like an off-the-shelf product. The biggest plus? it doesn't break the bank, it doesn't need training to use it.

 Links

www.basecampconnect.com

neoptix.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/francis-raveneau-a3a00a2

Twitter: Raveneau1

The very first customer Frank helped, was a County Sheriff on the East Coast, that needed to patch radios with surrounding counties, State Police & National Guard. Being in a Mountainous area, they also needed voice & data patches to cover dead spots. Also, they did not have hundreds of thousands to spend on a custom solution.

At BaseCamp, Frank helps Cities, Counties, and States who are eager for a simple, portable solution that enables them to connect with any other agency radio on the scene during an emergency and simultaneously have working phone and data connections, no matter how badly the infrastructure is damaged. Since every agency is different, Frank builds custom solution for them. Using the BaseCamp core technology, he can offer a tailored communications go-kit to every customer, that looks like an off-the-shelf product. The biggest plus? it doesn't break the bank, it doesn't need training to use it.

 Links

www.basecampconnect.com

neoptix.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/francis-raveneau-a3a00a2

Twitter: Raveneau1

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Dec 07, 2017
EP 37 Transforming Leadership with David Marquet
39:11

In 1981, David graduated top of his class from the U.S. Naval Academy—an institute renowned for developing “leaders to serve the nation.” Thereafter, he joined the submarine force.

Along his journey, one thing bothered him: the traditional leader-follower model. Used by the Navy and most companies around the world, the goal of leader-follower is to influence people to comply, not think. David experienced first-hand how this practice makes people feel marginalized. He knew in his gut that there had to be a better way.

He’d soon discover that to prove his theory he’d have to break some rules.

As engineer officer aboard the USS Will Rogers (SSBN-659), a nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine, David tried empowering his team. He provided broad guidance, giving the team intent rather than orders. It was … a disaster. His team made poor decisions that led to errors. He had to stop and revert to the traditional leader-follower method.

Taking Command

Ultimately, David was selected to captain the USS Olympia (SSN-717), a nuclear powered attack submarine. He studied for over a year to take command, understanding on a deep level every detail of how that submarine operated.

Unexpectedly, David was diverted to take command of the USS Santa Fe (SSN-763) when its captain quit. Santa Fe was the worst performing submarine in the fleet and a different type of submarine that he knew little about.

Troubled Waters

Less than a month later the Santa Fe was running a simple drill to simulate a fault with the reactor. In this scenario, propulsion is shifted from the main engines to a smaller, electric propulsion motor. The captain ordered, “ahead two-thirds.” The officer on deck repeated the order, “ahead two-thirds.”

Nothing happened.

Captain Marquet noticed the helmsman who was to execute the order looked unsettled. When asked what the problem was, the helmsman pointed out that there was no two-thirds in the electric propulsion mode unlike all his previous submarines. When asked, the officer on deck said he repeated the command knowing it was wrong.

David realized that the leader-follower environment meant his crew would do anything he said—even if it was wrong. That could be catastrophic. He decided to try Intent-Based Leadership again.

Turning the Ship Around

Captain Marquet began treating his crew as leaders, not followers, and giving control, not taking control. It wasn’t long before operations took a dramatic turn. Santa Fe went from “worst to first,” achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the Navy.

When Stephen R. Covey spent time aboard the Santa Fe, he referred to it as the most empowering organization he’d ever seen. He wrote about Captain Marquet’s leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit.

After Captain Marquet’s departure from the USS Santa Fe, it continued to win awards and promote more officers and enlisted men to positions of increased responsibility than any other submarine—including ten subsequent submarine captains.

A Time for Change

Captain Marquet retired from the Navy in 2009 and is now the author of Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders. Fortune magazine called the book the “best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution.” Captain Marquet’s Intent-Based Leadership model is turning around all types of organizations—from big manufacturers to start-ups and sport teams to government.

He helps leaders build environments where people contribute and feel valued —where everyone is a leader.

 

 

 Links

http://www.davidmarquet.com/

amazon.com/Turn-Ship-Around-Turning-Followers/dp/1591846404/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1W4YCMRP4SGJHASF736G (Amazon)

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/davidmarquet

Twitter: ldavidmarquet

Email: chuck@turntheshiparound.com

 

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Nov 30, 2017
IAEM 2017 Conference and Emex
34:38

IAEM

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has more than 6,000 members worldwide, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the "Principles of Emergency Management" and representing those professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters.

Our Vision: That the International Association of Emergency Managers be recognized globally as the premier organization for emergency management.

Ellis Stanley

Ellis Stanley’s 40+ years of work experience in emergency management began as Director of Emergency Management for Brunswick County, North Carolina in 1975. While in Brunswick County he was selected as the First Fire Marshal for the jurisdiction as well as served as Fire and Rescue Commissioner. There Mr. Stanley was responsible for helping to develop a strong public safety infrastructure and overseeing the volunteer fire and rescue operations within the county.

Mr. Stanley was appointed in 1982 as the Director of the Durham-Durham County Emergency Management Agency where he worked very close with the world’s largest research park in the North Carolina Triangle area and was heavily involved with hazardous materials planning.

In 1987 Mr. Stanley was appointed by the Governor of Georgia as the Director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency. As part of the Public Safety Department for the City of Atlanta, Mr. Stanley served as a key advisor to the Public Safety Director. While in Atlanta, Mr. Stanley had extensive experience in major event planning (1988 Democratic National Convention, 1995 Mandela visit, and the 2006 International Olympic Games).

Mr. Stanley was appointed in 1997 as Assistant City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles and in 2000 as the General Manager of the Emergency Preparedness Department for the City of Los Angeles until his retirement in 2007.

Mr. Stanley joined Dewberry, LLC in November 2007 as Director of Western Emergency Management Services.

In March of 2008 Mr. Stanley was selected to be the Director of DNC Planning for the City & County of Denver, CO. Because of the success of the Democratic National Convention, August 29, 2008 was proclaimed “The Ellis Stanley Day in Denver”.

 

 

 Links

https://www.iaem.com

https://iaemconference.info/2017/

 

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ellis-m-stanley-sr-b981852

Twitter: emstanleysr

Email: ellisstanleysr@gmail.com

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www.emweekly.com

www.titanhst.com

Nov 23, 2017
EP. 35 The Paradigm Shift of Active Shooter Response
49:23

High-Speed Tac Med's  ("HSTM") mission is to save as many lives and assets as possible through training in realistic environments.   HSTM has decades of experience in law enforcement, managing large-scale incidents, coordinating with multiple fire and law enforcement agencies, as well as corporate global crisis management.  HSTM can provide customized options for site-specific written plans, training sessions, drills, and debriefs.

New guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other federal and state agencies are evolving every day.  The increase in active-shooter activity and medical research on preventable death is increasing the need for training and management in these areas.  Programs developed by HSTM are designed to facilitate quick response and support the ingress and egress of emergency professionals when a security threat or medical incident exists.  The programs are designed to help increase the chances of survival during an incident.

 

Links

www.emweekly.com

www.titanhst.com

http://www.highspeedtacmed.com

Nov 16, 2017
EP 34 Creating a Resilient EM Team
33:20

Gleeson, a Navy SEAL combat veteran and serial entrepreneur, has leveraged the principles of leadership, discipline, accountability and resiliency learned in training and applied down range for building high-performance teams in the business world. He has raised millions of dollars for his organizations, built winning teams, made costly mistakes, dealt with the inevitable obstacles and sold companies for significant returns.

He is an acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from leadership and culture to change management and building high-performance teams. Companies of all sizes from across the globe hire him for speaking and consulting with a desire to leverage his expertise in building teams that evangelize change and achieve winning results.

After tours in Iraq, Africa and other theaters of war Gleeson transitioned to the world of entrepreneurship applying battletested leadership principles to building teams designed to overcome the odds and achieve results. Using the guiding principles he learned in the SEAL Teams, Gleeson has built award-winning multi-million dollar organizations that have earned the prestige of being repeatedly named in the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies.

He has spoken to thousands of business leaders, professional athletes and first responders all over the world and consulted with hundreds of organizations large and small seeking new ways to develop their leaders, improve the culture and get better results. He has inspired thousands to push themselves beyond their comfort zone and achieve seemingly impossible goals.

With degrees in finance and economics from Southern Methodist University, English and History from Oxford University in England and an MBA from University of San Diego, Gleeson’s extensive experience is both academic and real-world in nature. Gleeson has won awards for business leadership and was named one of the “Top 10 CEOs” in Entrepreneur Magazine’s October 2013 issue for his exemplary approach to building high-performance teams in business.

His clients include reputable brands such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, PayPal, Nestle, Toronto Raptors, Morgan Stanley, Raytheon, Boeing, A&E Networks, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Care Fusion, The North Face, Lilly, Blue Cross Blue Shield, UBS and the U.S. Navy.

For the last four years, Gleeson has had weekly columns on both Forbes.com and Inc.com, two of the most highly trafficked business content sites in the world. His columns – that garner thousands of views and social shares each week – focus on the topics of business leadership, culture, change management and building teams that achieve great results.

Since his inception as an entrepreneur, Gleeson has been featured on many business podcasts and local and national news and TV channels such as CNBC, Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC, TMZ and the Discovery Channel. He has also starred in several reality shows such as Discovery Channel’s ‘One Man Army’ and Mark Burnett’s NBC primetime hit ‘Stars Earn Stripes.’ For ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ Gleeson and several other special operations professionals – including the late Chris Kyle (former teammate and “American Sniper”) – were selected out of two thousand candidates to be paired with celebrities to compete and raise money for charities like Wounded Warrior Project and Hire Our Heroes. Gleeson currently has two TV shows in the works with Mark Owen (former teammate, SEAL Team 6 member, and author of the best-seller ‘No Easy Day’) and CAA, where the focus will be a special operations approach to improving businesses.

Gleeson is on the Executive Board of the Navy SEAL Family Foundation and his family is an ambassador family for March of Dimes. He is married with three wonderful children.

 Links

www.emweekly.com

http://www.brentgleesonspeaker.com

Linked In: linkedin.com/in/brentgleeson-takingpoint

Twitter: brentgleeson

brent@takingpointleadership.com

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www.titanhst.com

 

Nov 09, 2017
EP 33 Disaster Communications With Zello
33:22

Zello is about voice communication without calls, instant messaging without typing. That is that Zello does voice communication uses less bandwidth than phone, just like a text. So instant two way communication works when cell phones may not.

Group communication with Zello is just as easy — everybody participates at his own pace and the entire group stays tuned, without interrupting their normal activity. Public safety services use this method for ages and there is a good reason for that. It simply works.

Zello is based on p2p-architecture, which allows scaling easily, and proprietary protocols optimized for real-time communication over low-bandwidth and high-latency connections such as GPRS or EDGE

 Links

www.emweekly.com

www.titanhst.com

www.zello.com

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2478568/

Twitter: @zello

http://blog.basecampconnect.com/english/3-emergency-managers-you-should-follow-on-linkedin-part-2

 

Nov 01, 2017
EP 32 The Great ShakeOut
40:08

At the Southern California Earthquake Center Mark communicates earthquake knowledge to the general public, decision makers, engineers, and others in order to increase earthquake awareness, reduce economic losses, and save lives. To do this Mark 1) coordinates productive interactions among SCEC scientists and with partners in science, engineering, risk management, government, business, and education; 2) manage activities that increase earthquake knowledge and science literacy at all educational levels; 3) lead efforts to improve earthquake hazard and risk assessments; and 4) promote earthquake preparedness, mitigation, and planning for response and recovery. 

Many of these efforts are in coordination with members of the Earthquake Country Alliance, a statewide California private-public partnership of organizations that provide earthquake information and services, for which he is Executive Director. In this role he is the lead organizer of the Great California ShakeOut, an annual earthquake drill with millions of participants throughout the state that began in 2008. 

Beginning in 2010 Mark led efforts to replicate the ShakeOut in other states and countries. Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills now are held throughout the United States and its territories, as well as Japan, New Zealand, Canada, and elsewhere. SCEC staff and an "army" of USC students manage the websites and resources for all ShakeOut drills (except Japan). In 2014 more than 26.4 million people worldwide participated (see www.ShakeOut.org)

Links

www.emweekly.com

www.titanhst.com

www.shakeout.org

www.earthquakecountry.org

Oct 26, 2017
EP. 31 Quakeland The Story Of The Moving World With Kathryn Miles
35:55

Kathryn Miles is an acclaimed journalist and writer-in-residence for Green Mountain College, as well as a faculty member for Chatham University’s MFA program. With a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Louis University and a PhD in English from the University of Delaware, Kate is also a scholar-in-residence for the Maine Humanities Council and a member of the Terrain.org editorial board. Her work has appeared in Best American Essays, Popular Mechanics, Outside, and The New York Times.

ABOUT QUAKELAND

 

A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It’s a road trip full of surprises.

 

Earthquakes. You need to worry about them only if you’re in San Francisco, right? Wrong. We have been making enormous changes to subterranean America, and Mother Earth, as always, has been making some of her own. . . . The consequences for our real estate, our civil engineering, and our communities will be huge because they will include earthquakes most of us do not expect and cannot imagine—at least not without reading Quakeland. Kathryn Miles descends into mines in the Northwest, dissects Mississippi levee engineering studies, uncovers the horrific risks of an earthquake in the Northeast, and interviews the seismologists, structual engineers, and emergency managers around the country who are addressing this ground shaking threat.

 

As Miles relates, the era of human-induced earthquakes began in 1962 in Colorado after millions of gallons of chemical-weapon waste was pumped underground in the Rockies. More than 1,500 quakes over the following seven years resulted. The Department of Energy plans to dump spent nuclear rods in the same way. Evidence of fracking’s seismological impact continues to mount. . . . Humans as well as fault lines built our “quakeland”.

 

What will happen when Memphis, home of FedEx’s 1.5-million-packages-a-day hub, goes offline as a result of an earthquake along the unstable Reelfoot Fault? FEMA has estimated that a modest 7.0 magnitude quake (twenty of these happen per year around the world) along the Wasatch Fault under Salt Lake City would put a $33 billion dent in our economy. When the Fukushima  reactor melted down, tens of thousands were displaced. If New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant blows, ten million people will be displaced. How would that evacuation even begin?

Kathryn Miles’ tour of our land is as fascinating and frightening as it is irresistibly compelling.

Links

www.emweekly.com

www.titanhst.com

www.thegreatshakeout.org

kathrynmiles.net

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/318536/quakeland-by-kathryn-miles/9780525955184/

LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/kathryn-miles-bab79361

Twitter @Kathryn_Miles

 

Oct 19, 2017
EP 30 Hurricane Harvey a Surviovers Story with Anna Cave
36:54

Anna Cave, formerly of California experienced her first hurricane and evacuated. With little knowledge of what was ahead for her and her family. Anna keep her spirits up and reported from the disaster zone. This is Anna’s Story of survival and the aftermath of Harvey.

Links

Anna Cave linkedin.com/in/anna-cave-56018612

www.emweekly.com

www.titanhst.com

www.thegreatshakeout.org

Oct 12, 2017
EP 29 The Maria Effect
42:01

Jeff Schlegelmilch is the Deputy Director for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. His areas of expertise includes public health preparedness, community resilience and the integration of private and public sector capabilities. Some topics of past work include developing inter-organizational processes for operational epidemiological modeling, evacuation and sheltering planning for people with medical dependencies, and adapting business intelligence systems for disaster response and recovery operations.

He has advised local, state and federal leaders on preparedness programs and policies and has briefed congressional staff on key preparedness legislation and funding areas. He frequently serves as a subject matter expert source for the media and is an expert Contributor for The Hill. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from UMASS Amherst in Health Policy and Management, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Quinnipiac University.

Links

 

Twitter:

@jeffschlegel

@DisasterPolitic

 

Linkedin:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-schlegelmilch-480576b/

Oct 05, 2017
EP 28 33rd American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Academy
23:26

The DPA helps local businesses and civic organizations better prepare for emergencies. The DPA is designed to be interactive and informational through three main sessions and more than 20 workshops.

 

2017 DPA General Session speakers are:

 

  • Brad Kieserman, Vice President, Disaster Operations & Logistics, American Red Cross
  • David Ono, Anchor, ABC7 Los Angeles
  • Mark Benthien, Global Coordinator, Great ShakeOut Drills

 

 

Workshop sessions are led by industry experts on topics such as active shooters, earthquakes, evacuation planning, school and university preparedness, business preparedness and resiliency planning, drills and exercises, and more.

 

To contact DPA organizers, please email RedCrossDPA@redcross.org or call (714) 481-5341

http://www.redcross.org/news/event/local/california/desert-to-the-sea/33rd-Annual-Disaster-Preparedness-Academy

 

Sep 28, 2017
EP 27 A Discussion on Preparedness of Daycare Facilities
45:36

Since her early years as a Girl Scout, Heather has always sought to make a difference. After graduating college, she served our country with 23 years of distinguished Naval service. Dedicated to self-improvement, she obtained masters degrees in Asian studies, conflict resolution, cyber security policy and emergency management while on active duty.  She is qualified as an Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) and is currently working on a PhD in Public Policy and Administration / Emergency Management focusing specifically on childcare recovery. 
As a working parent of two, she became aware of just how much of a gap existed in emergency preparedness and recovery training and resources for childcare providers and vowed to use her experiences, education, and more importantly, motivation, to help improve current limitations.  Her desire to bridge the gap between emergency management and childcare communities culminated in the founding of BLOCKS, a nonprofit with a mission to help keep our children safe by preparing childcare for disaster. She also founded Train 4 Safety Press and publishes picture books teaching young children what to do in the event of disaster.Links 

Links

linkedin.com/in/heather-beal-aem

http://train4safety.com/

 http://www.blocksusa.org/early-prepare.html

Sep 21, 2017
EP. 26 Preparing the Tribal Community
53:13

Vince Davis is a seasoned independent consultant with extensive experience in emergency management planning, training, crisis management, community relations, program management and development. 

Davis is a U.S. Military Veteran, dedicated to changing outcomes for disaster affected communities, including 23-years U.S. Air Force, Air and Army National Guard, and emergency management roles at FEMA , American Red Cross, Walgreens Co., and Sony.

Vince has also done extensive work in underserved communities including training and preparedness planning, with tribal-community partners, community organizations, and veterans.

Links 

http://www.preparednessmatters.net/

vincent.b.davis@outlook.com

Twitter:  VinceDavis7

Vince Davis is a seasoned independent consultant with extensive experience in emergency management planning, training, crisis management, community relations, program management and development. 

Davis is a U.S. Military Veteran, dedicated to changing outcomes for disaster affected communities, including 23-years U.S. Air Force, Air and Army National Guard, and emergency management roles at FEMA , American Red Cross, Walgreens Co., and Sony.

Vince has also done extensive work in underserved communities including training and preparedness planning, with tribal-community partners, community organizations, and veterans.

Links 

http://www.preparednessmatters.net/

vincent.b.davis@outlook.com

Twitter:  VinceDavis7

Sep 14, 2017
EP 25 Business Emergency Response Training
48:38

As a professional tall ship sailor in the U.S. Coast Guard, he learned the intricacies of literally hundreds of moving pieces working together. That experience brought about the formal organization of volunteers around a topsail ketch in Southern California as he became Commodore of Friends of Argus,

 

In his litigation career, with more than 35 years experience as resolution specialist guiding over 4,000 businesses through the litigation process, if a case from his firm was resolvable before trial, it was resolved. Specialties were Eminent Domain, Construction, and IRS assistance. The national credential of Certified Paralegal further assured clients of an attention to detail that helped move their case forward.

That work required digging into a client’s business at an intimate level that brought insights to its weakness and operational needs so that potential future litigation was mitigated.

Working as a volunteer in the Santa Ana Urban Area for the DHS Urban Area Strategic Initiative brought amazing and rewarding success in bringing businesses together to help each other. Several business people realized that as responsible business-people their purpose is to help themselves until First Responders arrive. 

On 9/11/2008, with the help and encouragement of several leaders, Bill established BERT – Emergency Operations Management. With his innate ability and experience to bond with all sizes of businesses and all levels of management, the common description is one of "..making the material come alive” He is a nationally certified Emergency Operations Professional from ACAC.org. 

 

BERT Supports Safety teams inside any company or organization to implement and expand their influence to develop a culture of safety using state of the art technology in APPs and training programs.  Using EMERGALINK, companies can tie themselves together to help each other in any systemic emergency. BERT has grown into a strong, viable resource for OSHA compliance and VPP designated companies.

BERT’s parent company is a Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprise designated by the State of California.  Bill is the father of four and grandfather of three girls.  He lives with his wife, Holly in Orange, California.

Links 

linkedin.com/in/wfcunningham

bertinc.org 

(844) 808-3834

bill.cunningham@bertinc.org

Sep 07, 2017
EP 24 Hurricane Harvey 2017
22:45

Local officials blame at least 38 deaths and many more injuries on the storm, which has inundated parts of the Houston area with more than three feet of rain. In some places, totals surpassed 50 inches, setting a record for the continental United States. And, in Harris County, which includes Houston, up to 30 percent of the land had flooded, according to Jeffrey Lindner, a meteorologist for the Harris County Flood Control District.

While the storm began to release Houston from its grip on Wednesday, it continued to wreak havoc east of the city: “Our whole city is underwater,” Derrick Freeman, the mayor of Port Arthur, Texas, said on Facebook early Wednesday.

 

http://www.weather.gov/stormready/

http://www.weather.gov/

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-harvey-forecast-texas-louisiana-arkansas

Aug 31, 2017
EP 23 the Korea Effect witn Dr. William R. Forctchen
34:12

William R. Forstchen holds a Ph.D. in History from Purdue University with a specialization in military history. He is the author of over forty books, several of which have been New York Times best sellers.

His groundbreaking novel, One Second After, published in 2009, is credited by many with being integral to the start of the “prepper movement” by raising national awareness of the potential threat of an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) strike.

He, along with other experts on terrorism and the military situation in the Middle East, also firmly believes that it is time America took serious note of the threats leveled by ISIS: that we are their next target and that it is not a question of if. It is now a question of when. 

Links

http://www.onesecondafter.com

http://www.newsmax.com/PeterPry/emp-nuclear-pyongyang/2017/05/04/id/788094/

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/expert-north-koreas-h-bomb-is-super-emp-weapon/article/2579715

Aug 24, 2017
EP 22: Woman of Emergency Management With Donna Boston
35:10

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Donna Boston is the Director of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Management Division.  Ms. Boston’s career in Emergency Management spans 20 years. She has worked with local government at the City level and currently works with the Orange County Sherriff’s Department, Emergency Management Division.  Orange County’s population exceeds 3 million people with wide ranging diversity. Ms. Boston’s career experience includes managing municipal Emergency Management Plans, managing public relations programs, Emergency Operations Centers during active emergency response, directing emergency exercises, managing grants, coordinating community training programs, presenting training programs, serving on strategic planning work groups, and representing local government through the Nuclear Community Engagement Panel related to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.  In her current position, Ms. Boston has managed the recovery for more than 8 federally declared disasters, and has worked through the cascading consequences of large scale emergencies, ranging from floods, landslides, communications outages to major wildland fires and earthquakes.  Ms. Boston is charged with managing Orange County’s Emergency Management Program, including County preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. 

 

Ms. Boston has guided strategic planning in areas such as emergency planning for people with disabilities, access and functional needs; the use of technology during disasters; and the collaborative development of emergency plans with local government, private enterprise, non-profit and the faith community.  She works daily to provide leadership to the County, Region, and State in developing areas of emergency management.  Ms. Boston is known as an effective communicator who has presented to high level elected and appointed officials. 

 

Ms. Boston’s educational background is built on a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis and a Graduate Degree in Public Policy and Administration (MPA) from the California State University, Long Beach.  In the past 20 years, she has attended an extensive amount of training on a variety of subjects related to emergency management.  Ms. Boston is also a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Management, served as the 2003 President of the Orange County Emergency Management Organization, and is a past Board Member of the Southern California Emergency Services Association.  Ms. Boston is also a past member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross and has been appointed to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Community Engagement Panel.  In 2016, Ms. Boston was appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to serve for a three year term.

Links

linkedin.com/in/donna-boston-71930311

dboston@ocsd.org

Aug 17, 2017
EP 21 Disaster Heroes with Suzanne Bernier
39:39
  • Named 2016's‘Continuity & Resilience Consultant of the Year - North America' by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI)
  • Board member, New York Says Thank You Foundation
  • Global Ambassador, Stars of HOPE USA
  • Leadership Team member, RES/CON New Orleans
  • Board member, Safe America Foundation
  • Content Advisory Board member, Safeopedia
  • Faculty member, Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)

 

Suzanne is a certified, award-winning and internationally-recognized crisis management consultant, speaker and author, who has helped governments, communities and companies plan for and respond to disasters for over twenty years. She was recently named 2016’s ‘Continuity & Resilience Consultant of the Year – North America’ by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), and had the honor of being a guest speaker at The White House during FEMA’s 2016 Individual & Community Preparedness Awards ceremony.

 

Throughout her career, Suzanne has been professionally and/or personally involved in helping communities respond, rebuild or recover from numerous crises, including the San Bernardino, Brussels, and 9/11 terror attacks, the 2016 Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfire, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, the H1N1 pandemic, the 2003 Northeast Blackout, the 1998 “Ice Storm of the Century” in Eastern Canada, as well as numerous floods, fires, and severe storms. Prior to her career in business continuity and emergency management, Suzanne was a journalist, press secretary and media spokesperson for the Canadian government.

 

Suzanne is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), as well as a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) through the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) and a certified Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI).

 

Suzanne’s critically-acclaimed book, Disaster Heroes, tells the stories of ordinary men, women and children who have done extraordinary things to help respond, recover and rebuild following some of the world’s most significant modern disasters. She is currently working on several new projects, including her next book, Disaster Heroes Too.

Links

linkedin.com/in/suzannebernier

suzannebernier.com  (Personal Website)

 

sbcrisisconsulting.com  (Company Website)

 

suzanne@sbcrisisconsulting.com

 

Twitter sbcrisis

 

Aug 10, 2017
Craig Fugate Insights of a FEMA Administrator
44:04
  1. Craig Fugate served as President Barack Obama’s FEMA Administrator from May 2009 to January 2017.  Previously, he served as Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s Emergency Management Director from 2001-2009.  Fugate led FEMA through multiple record-breaking disaster years and oversaw the Federal Government’s response to major events such as the Joplin and Moore Tornadoes, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Matthew, and the 2016 Louisiana flooding.  Fugate set a clear and compelling vision, mission, and priorities for FEMA and relentlessly drove the Agency to achieve better outcomes for survivors.  FEMA’s effectiveness in dealing with more than 500 Presidentially-declared major disasters and emergencies under Fugate’s leadership restored the faith of the American people in the Federal Government’s ability to respond to disasters.  Prior to his tenure at FEMA, Fugate was widely praised for his management, under Governor Jeb Bush, of the devastating effects of the 2004 and 2005 Florida hurricane seasons (Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Dennis, Katrina, and Wilma).

Links

linkedin.com/in/craig-fugate-912b19131

disastersrus.org/  

craig@craigfugate.com

Twitter WCraigFugate

 

Aug 03, 2017
EP 19 Disaster Recovery with Dr. Lisandra Pagan
35:07

Lisandra Pagan, PhD. is a business consultant. She helps small and medium size businesses and restaurants to plan, prepare and recover from emergencies and crises. She is the author of the Deliberate Plan for your Business, a workbook designed to help business owners plan for contingencies. 

She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, course developer, and the host of the first preparedness podcast for Spanish speakers reaching over 62 countries. Her mission is to help people prepare for disasters and emergencies at the personal and business level to reduce the suffering, pain and losses. 

 

Links

 www.deliberateplan.com

www.prephispano.com

Books:

Leadership by Peter Northouse

Crush it by Gary Vaynerchuck on the use of the platform and social media to reach an audience.

Jul 27, 2017
EP 18 Active Shooter Lessons Learned
41:51

Dr. Kelly Victory is a board certified trauma & emergency specialist with over 15 years of clinical experience. She served as CMO for Whole Health Man., delivering on-site healthcare for Fortune 500 companies. She is an expert in disaster preparedness and the medical management of mass casualties. Dr. Victory is a member of the Nat’l Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a combined effort of Harvard School of Public Health and Kennedy School of Gov’t to develop “meta-leaders” for national disaster preparedness & response. Dr. Victory has been a guest lecturer at the HBS Healthcare Conference, and is a member of the Leadership Council at Harvard School of Public Health. She served as an advisor to the Romney healthcare policy team and is actively involved in the reform debate. Dr. Victory teaches "Active Shooter Rapid Response & Evacuation" and "Leadership in Times of Crisis" for first responders, community leaders and organizations, aimed at limiting casualties and enhancing resiliency. Dr. Victory makes frequent radio/TV appearances to discuss issues critical to healthcare reform, disaster and public health. She holds a BS from Duke Univ. and her MD from the U. of North Carolina.

Links

linkedin.com/in/kelly-victory-02464610

kvictory@victoryhealth.com

https://www.amazon.com/Resilience-Hard-Won-Wisdom-Living-Better/dp/0544705262

 

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/13457/disaster-resilience-a-national-imperative

Jul 20, 2017
EP 17 Preparing The Community
27:50

Jennifer has always been that busy woman with food, water, duct tape, trash bags, and a change of clothes in her car. In 2012 Jennifer and her husband took a (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team course through the city of Seal Beach. The gear issued by CERT was one size fit none, and so she went in search of a pair of women's fit gloves.  When looking for a pair of gloves Jennifer discovered that the marketplace was lacking women's gear. At the same time she was telling her friends about her training. Jennifer heard the same three sentiments from several moms in her neighborhood:

  1. They knew they needed to be prepared but didn't know where to start
  2. They had started a backpack and had been overwhelmed in the process 
  3. Getting prepared stayed on their to do list for several years 

So Jennifer started out to outfit the women in the world of emergency/disaster volunteering and preparedness.

 

Links

https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/4867170/

https://citygirlprepper.com

linkedin.com/in/jennifer-stewart-tai-426687a

beyourownbestgirlfriend.blogspot.com (Blog)

jennifermtai@citygirlprepper.com

Jul 13, 2017
EP 16 Public Access First Aid
36:47

Mobilize Rescue Systems is a team of medical professionals, military veterans, and technology engineers, our mission is to empower bystanders to save lives by equipping them with the resources necessary to respond to a medical emergency - in the form of the world's first interactive rescue system.

They are looking to make first aid, just like the Public Access CPR/AED programs across the United States.

Our guest, Seth Goldstein is a Career Firefighter/Paramedic in Poughkeepsie, NY. Mr. Goldstein earned his EMT-Basic in 1997 and his Paramedic Certification in 2000.Mr. Goldstein has worked as a Paramedic for various agencies in NYS and for the Denver Paramedic Division. During his tenure in the commercial ambulance industry, he held the positions of QA/QI Coordinator, EMD Dispatcher, Communications Manager, Operations Manager and, left commercial EMS as the General Manager of an agency with 200 employees answering 60,000 calls for service annually. Goldstein left commercial ambulance work to become a full-time EMS Educator; earning his NYS Certified Instructor Coordinator credentials and eventually running two Community College-based EMS Programs in 5 years. Since 2009 Goldstein has been on staff at the National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP) as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), helping develop and deliver courses such as Advanced Active Shooter, TECC for Law Enforcement, TECC for EMS, and Responding to Mass Casualty Incidents. He is the lead SME for both the winter and summer versions of EMS Special Situations.

In his current position as a Firefighter/Paramedic, he is nationally certified as a structural firefighter and holds NYS certifications for auto extrication, and is a Confined Space Rescue Technician.

In 2013, Goldstein was selected by NYC Medics to join a group tasked with assisting the Kenyan Council of EMTs (KCEMT) with the development of the first Paramedic Program in East Africa. Through the work of this group, ACLS and PALS are now the standard of care in major hospitals throughout Kenya, and Paramedic Program development continues with growing support from the Kenyan government.


Goldstein earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University.

Links

www.Mobilizerescue.com

https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/10817195/

linkedin.com/in/seth-goldstein-6899357

Jul 06, 2017
EP 15 The State of Emergency Management
32:03

George Whitney has over 24 years of professional experience in emergency and technology management, including project and program management at the local, state, and federal government level. He is the former California Office of Emergency Services (OES) Chief of Operations, Acting Deputy Director and Acting Cabinet Undersecretary where Geroge managed the state’s 24-hour alert, warning, safety, security, logistics, communications, and emergency response functions. In this capacity, George also chaired the State’s Response Information Management System Committee and led a number of agency and statewide planning, training, and resource management initiatives. George is an experienced Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) assessor, team leader, trainer and former Technical Committee Chair.

Links

linkedin.com/in/george-whitney-64144911

gbwhitney@gmail.com

https://complete-em.com/AboutUs/

 

Jun 29, 2017
Engaging Senior Leadership In Emergency Management with Eric McNaulty
35:18

Eric works to increase the leadership capacity and capability in individuals, organizations, and communities to advance positive change. He is an author, speaker, and educator drawing inspiration from nature, the complex environments of cities,  and the seemingly endless creativity of his fellow humans. His goal — and satisfaction — is tangible impact.

Eric is an active writer, speaker, and educator on leadership and, in particular, leading through crises and other turbulence. He holds an appointment as Director of Research and Professional Programs at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI), a joint program of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and as Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Eric teaches in numerous executive education and graduate level courses at Harvard and M.I.T. He speaks to executive audiences around the world about the challenges of leading in fast moving, unpredictable circumstances.

Eric is the author of Three Critical Shifts in Thinking for the Evolving Leader (O’Reilly. 2015) and Your Critical First 10 Days as a Leader (Safari, 2015). He is also the co-author, along with Dr. Leonard Marcus and Dr. Barry Dorn, of the second edition of Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration (Jossey-Bass, 2011). Eric is a co-author of a chapter on meta-leadership in the McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook (2012) and many articles on leadership, decision-making, and negotiation.

Eric’s columns on leadership and management appear regularly at strategy+business where he is a contributing editor. He seek to stimulate honest conversations and return humanity to organizations. He speaks and writes for technology executives regularly through O’Reilly Media and has a special expertise in leading as a subject matter expert.

He is the principal author of the NPLI’s case studies on leadership decision making in the Boston Marathon bombing response, innovation in the response Hurricane Sandy and the professional/political interface in the Deepwater Horizon response drawing upon the firsthand research he and his colleagues conducted as well as extensive interviews with leaders involved in the responses. He has also researched and written on the H1N1 pandemic response and the domestic response to Ebola in 2014-2015.

Eric holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (with honors) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master’s degree in Leadership from Lesley University.

For more, check out Eric’s LinkedIn profile. Follow him on Twitter @RicherEarth.

 

Links

http://ericmcnulty.com

http://ericmcnulty.com/book-series/books

http://ericmcnulty.com/book/your-critical-first-10-days-as-a-leader/

http://ericmcnulty.com/the-elephant-wisdom-project/

https://npli.sph.harvard.edu/

https://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Leaders-Cant-Treat-Emergency-Exercises-Like-Just-Another-Drill

Jun 22, 2017
EP13 EM on the College Campus with Randy Steiner
40:52

Randy Styner is a former Marine turned emergency manager. Randy has worked in various aspects of emergency management, including rad/health, water, and now higher education. Randy currently worked for California State University at Los Angles where he manages emergency preparedness and EOC operations. Randy is also responsible for Business Continuity Planning, Emergency Response training and exercise coordination, Environmental compliance coordination.

Randy is also an accomplished author and public speaker

Links:

https://www.amazon.com/Light-Moon-Advanced-Trauma-Support-ebook/dp/B009DA4SE2

https://www.facebook.com/thelightofthemoonbook/

Jun 15, 2017
EP12 "The Edge of Disaster" by Stephen Flynn
16:06

Why do we remain unprepared for the next terrorist attack or natural disaster? Where are we most vulnerable? How have we allowed our government to be so negligent? Who will keep you and your family safe? Is America living on borrowed time? How can we become a more resilient nation?

Jun 08, 2017
EP 11 EOC Work Flow with Jim Bailey
30:29

Mr. Bailey has supported the preparedness improvement efforts of the Office of Homeland Security (2001 – 2003) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2003 – Present). He has an extensive background designing, developing, conducting, evaluating, and managing emergency preparedness exercise events at the Federal, State and local levels. These exercises evaluate the capabilities of agencies and jurisdictions to effectively prevent, protect, respond and recover from man-caused and natural disasters. He is intimately familiar with all facets of exercise design and has provided exercise support to over 150 exercises conducted in the States of California, Arizona, Nevada, Alaska, and New Mexico; and the California counties of Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, and Riverside from 2002-2009. Mr. Bailey is a certified Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) trainer that has taught HSEEP at the local and State levels since 2005. Mr. Bailey’s project/program management experience is extensive. Prior to joining Willdan, Mr. Bailey managed three offices in two states that oversaw five programs totaling over 3 million dollars. His work in San Diego County resulted in the County’s exercise program selection of “2005 Best In Category” by the National Association of Counties. Mr. Bailey joined the Willdan Homeland Solutions team in January, 2008. 

 
Links: 

https://www.sensemakersllc.com/ 

linkedin.com/in/jim-bailey-a9205523 

Jun 01, 2017
EP 10 Emergency Management Budget with Jacob Green
38:02

As an accomplished executive in a multi-million dollar organization having managed hundreds of employees, Jacob Green has an extensive background and passion for leadership development, organizational enhancement, talent management, and crisis communications.

But what Jacob is really known for is helping others leverage adversity for personal and professional success. Jacob has taught thousands how to face difficult personal and professional crisis and ultimately learn how to use these challenges to advance in life and the workplace.

Jacob has received numerous awards for his community service leadership, including the National Caring Award, the Orange County Human Relations Award, Most Inspiring Student at UC Irvine, and is the youngest recipient of the Gene Lentzner Humanitarian Award.

Jacob is a highly effective keynote speaker, facilitator and coach who inspires audiences to have the courage to face their life challenges and leverage them to achieve authenticity, strength, and the courage to see clearly.


Links:

https://youtu.be/r2SF3Xoy_Uc

https://www.jacobgreen.com/

May 25, 2017
EP 9 Team Rubicon with Amanda Burke
27:13

We are talking to Amanda Burke about Team Rubicon the fastest growing disaster response NGO in the nation. Amanda Burke is the Region III administrator.

Team Rubicon's primary mission is providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

Through continued service, Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and self-worth, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, Team Rubicon looks to help veterans transition from military to civilian life.

 

Links:

www.teamrubiconusa.org

May 18, 2017
EP 8 EM Underconstruction with Eric Holdeman
32:50

Eric Holdeman is a nationally known emergency manager. He has worked in emergency management at the federal, state and local governments. Today he serves the Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR), which is part of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER). The focus of his work there is engaging the public and private sectors to work collaboratively on issues of common interest. Eric is also the Principal for Eric Holdeman and Associates.

Eric and I talk about the history of emergency management, the role EMs play in a disaster, and what the future holds.

Links

linkedin.com/in/ericholdeman

ericholdeman.com

emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone

regionalresilience.org

ericholdeman@ericholdeman.com

May 11, 2017
EP 7 The True G.R.I.T. of the Emergency Manager with Dr. Paul G. Stoltz
34:32

Dr. Paul G. Stoltz is considered the world’s leading authority on the integration and application of grit and resilience. He is author of four international bestselling books on the subject—printed in 14 languages—was voted by HR Magazine as “One of the Top 10 most influential global thinkers,” and by Executive Excellence as “One of the 100 Most Influential Thinkers of Our Time.” His newest book, GRIT—The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed is available now, in which he pioneers the first construct for growing both the quantity and quality of one’s GRIT. Dr. Stoltz guest lectures at MIT, where his GRIT-related methods and assessments are used to equip tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. Dr. Stoltz has also been a member of Stanford University’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, was selected as the Millennial Thinker for Singapore, “Thought Leader of the Year” in Hong Kong, and is a top-rated international faculty member for the Young Presidents’ Organization. He has also guest lectured for Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, and the Harvard Business School Executive Education program. HBS incorporates Dr. Stoltz’s AQ (Adversity Quotient) theory and methods into its prestigious executive development and MBA programs. Dr. Stoltz has been a featured blogger and author for the Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today.


Links:

https://www.bigspeak.com/speakers/paul-stoltz/

http://peaklearning.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Adversity-Quotient-Turning-Obstacles-Opportunities/dp/0471344133

 

 

May 04, 2017
EP 6 EM Weekly Enhancing Your Exercises and Drills
30:48

Todd De Voe is a former Navy EOD team member and master instructor. After getting out of the Navy Todd found himself working in emergency management in the training and exercise side of the house. With years of experience Todd now is a consultant and has developed training programs around the world.  When Todd is not travling the world teaching and training, he enjoys woodworking. Check out his woodwork as well in the links below.

Links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/todddevoe/

twdevoe@gmail.com

http://www.twistedaspenconsulting.com

https://sites.google.com/twistedaspenwoodworks.com/home

Apr 27, 2017
EP 5 Where is Emergency Management Heading with Steve Detwiler
53:00

Steve Detwiler has an extensive career in emergency management. He is currently working for Miami Dade. Steve and I started talking about the future of emergency management, education programs and what a new emergency manager has to do to break into the business. 
Links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-detwiler-fpem-3958a34/

sites.google.com/site/emergencymanagersweeklyreport/home 

miamidade.gov/oem 

Apr 20, 2017
EP 4: EM Weekly Leadership Principles in Fiction
36:16

I had the pleasure to interview R.P. Ruggiero the Author of the Brushfire Plague series. R.P. and I discuss the ideals of leadership during the crisis using the characters in his book. R.P. Ruggiero lives in Colorado with his wife and two sons. He spends as much time as possible in the outdoors and strives to live by Robert Heinlein’s credo that, “Specialization is for insects.” When he is not outdoors, writing, or learning a new skill, he helps people achieve common goals. He brings two decades of experience in group dynamics–particularly for people under stress–to good use in writing the Brushfire Plague, a novel grounded in neighbors defending themselves during a devastating plague. Brushfire Plague: Reckoning has now been released! This is Book Two of a planned trilogy.

Links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=todUhnHsSZQ

https://www.facebook.com/Brushfire-Plague-386871618029774/

https://www.amazon.com/Brushfire-Plague-1-R-P-Ruggiero/dp/061564564X

http://prepperpress.com/authors/r-p-ruggiero/

 

Apr 12, 2017
EP 3: EM Weekly with Titan HST
31:11

We are talking to Vic Merjanian from Titan HST about emergency mass communication. Titan HST is making some remarkable changes to the concept of disaster communications and how it is now a two way conversation.

Titan HST is a comprehensive emergency alert system. The mobile application allows users, and emergency personnel to communicate emergency information instantly – increasing information dissemination and reducing emergency response time. During an alert, users can communicate relevant emergency information, including their GPS coordinates, text, audio, and pictures as well as classify the type of emergency.

In addition, users have the ability to chat with administrators and emergency personnel and share lockdown notifications. Administrators and emergency personnel receive emergency alerts via a push notification, and can communicate directly with users.

Links:

https://www.titanhst.com

Apr 05, 2017
EP 2: EM Weekly with Kevin Bigalow
44:10

Kevin and Todd discuss the ideas, challenges, and best practices for planning for the elderly and people with mobility and functional needs. Kevin has extensive experience in social services, elder issues and emergency services.  Kevin is currently providing training and consultation related to family and elder abuse and neglect issues and emergency/disaster planning. 

Kevin is a member of the Orange County Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), he is a member of the John Henry Foundation Advisory Board, and a volunteer for the Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association-. 

Links:

http://www.napsa-now.org/

http://www.alz.org/oc/

http://www.eadassociates.com/

kevin.bigelow@gmail.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-bigelow-9b9a461b

Apr 05, 2017
EP 1: EM Weekly
22:07

EM Weekly was stared out as a way to expand my classroom for the EM program that I teach for. With some encouragement from my friend Brian, we decided that we wanted to share these leadership principles with the world of emergency management. Our goal is to bring you quality content every week that impacts emergency management, first responders, and disaster volunteers. EM Weekly seeks out leaders in the industry, and spotlights volunteers in disaster services. This is an inclusive podcast.

This introduction to EM Weekly is just that, an introduction to the program. We are building a community of individuals that are here to help each other be the best at our job that we can be.  We have a resources page, the book club page, the Volunteer Spotlight, and more.

We have brought in experts in communications, technology, leadership, and emergency management. We also have authors and keynote speakers. This podcast is everything in emergency management, public safety, and disaster volunteers.

I know that you will enjoy this podcast, and the E magazine that we are producing. Thank you so much for being part of this community and help grow. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and please let me know what you think about this podcast and future podcasts that EM Weekly will be producing.

Links:

www.emweekly.com

www.coastline.edu 

Apr 05, 2017