This year EMPA leaves its Australian and New Zealand shores to come to Portland, here, where the innovative and ‘weird’ idea is the root for growth! We are excited to exchange practical, proven means of communicating through critical situations.
The Digital Coast was developed to meet the unique needs of the coastal management community. The website provides not only coastal data, but also the tools, training, and information needed to make these data truly useful. Content comes from many sources...
The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) and its Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) have been awarded 2017 and 2019 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Security and Resilience Challenge grants for critical infrastructure.
Disaster Health Information Search Guide Databases and Indexes of Disaster Literature MeSH Terms Used in Indexing Disaster-Related PubMed Disaster Medicine and Disaster Preparedness Journals in PubMed Emergency Medicine Journals in PubMed Journals in All-Hazards Database (FEMA) Glossa
In the U.S., approximately 8,100 urgent care centers—medical clinics with expanded hours that are equipped to diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of non-life and limb threatening illnesses and injuries—provide care to 30 to 50 patients each per day on average.
Kaiser Permanente has developed a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis tool which is available for download as a planning resource. Individuals or organizations using this tool are solely responsible for any hazard assessment and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Brush, grass and forest fires don’t have to be disasters. NFPA’s Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire.
9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) and the resulting tsunami is the most complex disaster scenario that emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest could face.
Collection of some resources from the national Disaster Distress Helpline + additional behavioral health resources to support immediate and long-term recovery following the shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL on 6/12/16.
This is an emergency preparedness video. This video guides people through the actions they would need to take if confronted by an active shooter. This video depicts fictional events on the Yale campus.
One of the advantages of being in semi-retirement ( as an independent consultant) is that between contracts there is often time to reflect on issues that have an impact on our profession. But you also have time to watch old movies.
I recently attended the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) annual forum in Miami. The search for an acceptable way to address climate change among the nation’s state directors of emergency management.
The recent New York Times article about the potentially devastating impact of a major earthquake sparked the predictable reactions: some bemoaned the repeated warnings would continue to go unheeded and forecast grave consequences, while others argued...