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Strategic Foresight II

2024-06-13T20:25:30+00:00

The non-partisan federal Government Accountability Office (GAO ) is entrusted with responsibility “to investigate and oversee the activities of the executive branch, to control the use of federal funds….” Housed within GAO, the Center for Strategic Foresight analyzes trends that will likely impact the federal government and society in the next 5-15 years.

Strategic Foresight II2024-06-13T20:25:30+00:00

Happy Pride Month 2024

2024-06-11T20:52:57+00:00

Happy Pride Month! By Jasmine May Each June, the LGBTQIA+ community celebrates Pride Month which started after the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York. Pride Month serves as a tribute to the history and influence of the community worldwide while also standing against discrimination and violence. It increases the visibility of LGBTQIA+ individuals, celebrates diversity in gender and identity, and advocates for equal rights. How is emergency management involved? During emergency events and situations, LGBTQIA+ communities as well as communities of color and single parents are among the highest impacted during disasters and emergency situations. Health centers frequently [...]

Happy Pride Month 20242024-06-11T20:52:57+00:00

Strategic Foresight I: A Pathway to National Resilience

2024-06-06T22:11:08+00:00

The non-partisan federal Government Accountability Office (GAO ) is entrusted with responsibility “to investigate and oversee the activities of the executive branch, to control the use of federal funds….” Housed within GAO, the Center for Strategic Foresight analyzes trends that will likely impact the federal government and society in the next 5-15 years.

Strategic Foresight I: A Pathway to National Resilience2024-06-06T22:11:08+00:00

Rosie the Riveter

2024-05-01T21:07:21+00:00

Rosie the Riveter By Nancy Aird The iconic face of Rosie promoted the female defense workers during World War II, but the name of the worker was unknown. The first poster image was titled “We Can Do It!”.  J. Howard Miller created the iconic women in a red bandana with her flexed bent arm in a rolled-up shirt sleeve in 1942 as part of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. wartime production campaign. Norman Rockwell created a cover on The Saturday Evening Post on May 29, 1943.   The women had a blue jumpsuit, red bandana in her hair, and was eating a [...]

Rosie the Riveter2024-05-01T21:07:21+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Assistant Chief Martin

2024-04-26T01:14:30+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Assistant Chief Martin By Deb Moller Assistant Chief Martin of the Washington State Patrol has a strong memory of being five years old, seeing a police car, and knowing that when she grew up, she would work in law enforcement. For AC Martin, this wasn’t the typical quickly passing whimsy of a five-year-old. Seeing that police car was a life-changing event. In her Sudbury, Massachusetts high school, when her sense of humor and class clown antics amused her friends, none of them took her law enforcement talk seriously. She was just too far from the tough, [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Assistant Chief Martin2024-04-26T01:14:30+00:00

Not Nearly Enough

2024-04-19T16:33:48+00:00

Even predictable natural disasters frequently catch elected officials by surprise. A discouraging number of elected  officials and senior staff act as if  foreseeing and managing potential disaster impacts is a job for “another budget cycle.” So what are they doing in the meantime? Not nearly enough”.

Not Nearly Enough2024-04-19T16:33:48+00:00

After the Wildfire – Recovery and Reclamation of Land Tips

2024-04-05T17:48:51+00:00

After the Wildfire – Recovery and Reclamation of Land Tips By Nancy Aird As the population builds out into rural areas, the chances of wildfire impacting your life increases with damage possible away from the direct wildfire. The severity of the fire impacts not only the vegetation we see, but the soil structure and microbial community beneath. Slopes damaged by wildfire are prone to accelerated soil erosion, floods, and landslides (debris flow) from damaged vegetation and roots that protected the soil. Evaluation of burn conditions on the land after a fire often uses 3 definitions to describe how the soil [...]

After the Wildfire – Recovery and Reclamation of Land Tips2024-04-05T17:48:51+00:00

Are You Wildfire Ready?

2024-04-05T03:09:53+00:00

ARE YOU WILDFIRE READY? Mitigate, Prepare and Prevent By Nancy Aird The wildland urban interface (WUI) is the area where homes are built near or among lands prone to wildland fire. Homeowners value their privacy, natural beauty, recreational opportunities and affordable living created by buying in neighborhoods built in these areas. As a result, rural fire districts more often have to fight fire and protect homes and property within these wildland urban interface areas. Mitigation accepts we cannot prevent everything from happening.  Wildfires and other disasters cannot be eliminated. They will always impact on people, property and resources.   The spark that sets [...]

Are You Wildfire Ready?2024-04-05T03:09:53+00:00

What Goes Around…

2024-03-19T21:38:40+00:00

The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) program has long been the life’s blood of state and local government’s ability to prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover from disasters.

What Goes Around…2024-03-19T21:38:40+00:00
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