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The “R” Word

  Words have meaning, and people can ascribe multiple definitions to each one. But as Dr. Kelly E. Wright, an experimental linguist, points out, “True meaning … is akin to standing on the banks of a rapid flowing river and asking someone to decide which molecule of water is actually the river.” Resilience is a word that has multiple meanings for public health, emergency, and homeland security management professionals. There may not be an exact…

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Dungeons and Disasters: Gamification of Public Health Responses

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Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

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Week 2 – Restoring Infrastructure and Instilling Resilience

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Emergency Management Goes to the Hill

Emergency managers work behind the scenes to ensure the safety, security, and resilience of communities before, during, and after a disaster. As the requests for assistance increase, funding is not meeting these demands. Leaders from three nationwide organizations went to Washington, D.C., to advocate for emergency management professionals and urge

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Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

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Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

Volunteers are transforming emergency preparedness with an inclusive, diverse movement of impactful community engagement. Explore the inspiring stories of some remarkable women breaking barriers and

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The “R” Word

  Words have meaning, and people can ascribe multiple definitions to each one. But as Dr. Kelly E. Wright, an experimental linguist, points out, “True meaning … is akin to standing on the banks of a rapid flowing river and asking someone to decide which molecule of water is actually the river.” Resilience is a word that has multiple meanings for public health, emergency, and homeland security management professionals. There may not be an exact…

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Without transportation and communications, emergency response can move at an uncomfortably slow pace, enough so that life, property, and the environment may be unnecessarily compromised.

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Conferences are full of important and interesting sessions, but attendees do not always take away actionable knowledge or have long-term retention of the information. This

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