September: National Preparedness Month – Prepare to Protect

2021-09-27T18:57:59+00:00

September: National Preparedness Month – Prepare to Protect “The theme of this year’s National Preparedness Month is “Prepare to Protect.”  During the past year, natural disasters have sent our communities into turmoil, and we have seen the particularly devastating toll they take on disadvantaged, low-income communities and people of color.  Beyond the physical damage done by natural disasters, these storms also exact an emotional toll on their victims, from the pain of losing a loved one to the pressure caused by financial setbacks.  Therefore, we must all prepare to better protect ourselves and our communities against both immediate crises [...]

September: National Preparedness Month – Prepare to Protect2021-09-27T18:57:59+00:00

Japan Insights on Preparedness

2021-04-07T22:28:36+00:00

By Nancy Aird March 3, 2011, marks the tenth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster. Japan faced this experience with “BOSAI,” a science that can save your life. Nationally this cultural idea of preparedness /resiliency evolved from the EDO period experiences of running urban fires. Today the nation is faced yearly with emergency response activation from earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, floods, landslides, snow, and volcano eruption. Disaster preparedness is exercised for and handled by all levels of society - national, community, personal, and schools. Check out Japanese insights and lessons for handling emergencies on [...]

Japan Insights on Preparedness2021-04-07T22:28:36+00:00

Preparedness Workshop

2021-04-07T21:41:36+00:00

In January, we marked the 321st anniversary of the last full-rip 9.0 Cascadia earthquake. In March, we note the 20th anniversary of the Nisqually earthquake. Even though we live in earthquake country, we aren’t ready for a significant event. Will we ever be? Is getting people to prepare an impossible pipe dream or a worthy goal? Why is it so difficult? Are Emergency Managers the right people to carry the preparedness message? If not, why not? If not, who is? This class will use research from applied behavioral science, the principles of adult education, and findings from marketing efforts to [...]

Preparedness Workshop2021-04-07T21:41:36+00:00
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