Who Needs to be Educated About Emergency Management? Who doesn’t?

2022-06-21T22:13:38+00:00

Who Needs to be Educated About Emergency Management? Who doesn’t? By Jim Mullen Emergency managers often lack the political clout, or even the bureaucratic standing, to have much of an impact on policy decisions societies make. We’re there to try to mitigate, within our means, prepare the community and ourselves to the extent limited funds allow, coordinate a multi-disciplinary response, and manage (steer?) the process of recovery. And then we assess our performance and start over. Far too often, we fail to educate the public that mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery are their responsibilities too. For years, emergency managers landed [...]

Who Needs to be Educated About Emergency Management? Who doesn’t?2022-06-21T22:13:38+00:00

Featured Interview: Joseph Dilley

2021-05-26T20:08:57+00:00

Featured Interview: Joseph Dilley 1. The last time we talked with you was in January 2020. How have things changed since then in regards to the Fire Services Program? The FSLM program itself has not changed much, however; our approach has become more a holistic approach. Our program at Pierce College is still attempting to fill needs of the fire service as a whole. The FSLM has added courses that are exam and certification preparation courses that are being ran through the Community and Continuing Education program. There were two courses added to the course catalog to develop a [...]

Featured Interview: Joseph Dilley2021-05-26T20:08:57+00:00

Women in Emergency Management: Continuing to Break Barriers

2021-05-04T23:06:11+00:00

By Kellie Hale First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt Courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library archives. Did you know that First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is considered the initial supporter of women in the field of emergency management? Mrs. Roosevelt encouraged her husband to appoint Florence Kerr as project lead to research and implement ways on how women can utilize their skills during World War II. The two women helped establish the development of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD). The purpose of the OCD was to bring communities across the United States health programs and medical care [...]

Women in Emergency Management: Continuing to Break Barriers2021-05-04T23:06:11+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Elizabeth Klute

2021-05-04T23:12:50+00:00

By Deb Moller Imagine a book of inspiring stories about women leading interesting lives. A teenage girl working as a wireman for the local electric company.  A sheep shearer in New Zealand. A sailor living aboard a boat for seven years. A woman who taught Bill Gates to use a technology program. A bee-keeper.  An engineering student who did poorly in her college classes yet became one of the first to switch from manual to electronic drafting.   A white-hat hacker.  A student at the bottom of her class at Pennisula College due to numerical dyslexia. A United Nations [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Elizabeth Klute2021-05-04T23:12:50+00:00

A Retrievable Legacy for Disaster Mitigation – March 2021

2021-04-07T22:06:08+00:00

A Retrievable Legacy for Disaster Mitigation By Jim Mullen Emergency Management, Once Removed In 1997 James Lee Witt, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), established a pilot program to reduce the human and economic cost of disasters. The purpose: incentivize the government, private sector, and the public to collaborate on the identification and reduction of a community’s most serious natural disaster hazards. That initiative was Project Impact. Seattle in late 1997 was among 7 jurisdictions chosen as a pilot site to demonstrate the effectiveness of Witt’s vision. As a chosen “pilot” jurisdiction, Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management OEM), where [...]

A Retrievable Legacy for Disaster Mitigation – March 20212021-04-07T22:06:08+00:00
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