Simulation Center for Emergency Management Innovation

An answer to the challenge of dynamic and daring leadership in Emergency Management I asked earlier if dynamic and daring leadership could be found in a risk-averse culture like Emergency Management. I spoke of the challenges involved with the Incident Command System, but left the challenge of making change unanswered. I did, however promise you … Continue reading Simulation Center for Emergency Management Innovation

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Daring and Dynamic Leadership

Can it exist in a risk-averse culture? I've been spending a lot of time considering how we manage emergencies and disasters, particularly on a large scale. As an Emergency Manager, and someone who aspires to be on the leading edge of information and practices, this is of particular concern to me. As the nature of … Continue reading Daring and Dynamic Leadership

Why Event Planners need an Emergency Manager in their Contacts

Photo by Oleg Magni on Pexels.com Event season in North America is well underway, with major festivals and concerts happening in many locations every weekend (and many weekdays and weeknights too!) For the most part these festivals go off without a hitch, but sometimes things go sideways, usually through no fault of the organizers and … Continue reading Why Event Planners need an Emergency Manager in their Contacts

What am I up to?

Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com For those of you who have been paying attention, you've probably noticed a conspicuous absence of posts or activity on my part. That's because I've been working on something that is incredibly important to me and which is taking up a lot of my time. We've successfully soft-launched, and the … Continue reading What am I up to?

52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 15

It has been a busy couple of weeks! We had our holiday weekend up here in Canada, followed by some sudden energy into another project I'm working on. As a result, it turns out to have been 10 days since I posted here! Later on, I'll be posting about some resiliency-building work we've been doing … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 15

3 Emergency Management Awareness Points during Monumental Fires

Photo by the Associated Press The world watched in sorrow as the historic and beautiful Notre Dame-de-Paris cathedral went up in flames on Monday. I had the opportunity to visit 20 years ago while on an exchange with a number of high school classmates. A highlight of that trip will always be my classmates singing … Continue reading 3 Emergency Management Awareness Points during Monumental Fires

Bomb Cyclone – Round 2

The areas of the US that were amongst the hardest hit in the "Bomb Cyclone" a few weeks ago are now in the line of fire for another major storm that is expected to set records for both snowfall and barometric pressure. This area of the world has already experienced major flooding from the weather … Continue reading Bomb Cyclone – Round 2

Event Emergency Management

Photo by anna-m. w. on Pexels.com When you're planning an event, there is a lot to remember and a lot to deal with. From artists and performers, to vendors, to ticket sales, concessions, and volunteers, there's a lot for an event organizer to try and figure out. One of the things that can take a … Continue reading Event Emergency Management

52 Weeks, 52 Books – Week 6, Book 6

This was, again, an audio book as well as one that I listened to more for personal enjoyment than for any work-related reason. That being said, one of the reasons I enjoy books like this one is because they propose one possible future. In this case, it is a future that is less likely, but … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Week 6, Book 6