Disasters and Technology

This post has been adapted from one provided free of charge by the Government of Canada and Public Safety Canada via GetPrepared.ca Using Technology During a Disaster Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com We rely on technology more and more to keep in touch with our family, friends, and colleagues with a click of a button. … Continue reading Disasters and Technology

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One Simple Thing YOU Can do RIGHT NOW to Increase your Resilience

TL;DR Version: Use Coupon Code EPWK19 to save 10% in my store at http://www.firstaidresilience.com all this week. And it won't cost you a fortune... All you have to do is get yourself a First Aid Kit. That's right...a simple, basic first aid kit that you can keep around the house. How exactly does this increase … Continue reading One Simple Thing YOU Can do RIGHT NOW to Increase your Resilience

Welcome to Emergency Preparedness Week 2019

Here in Canada, the first full week of May is celebrated as Emergency Preparedness Week. While I have my own big news coming on Tuesday to help you with your preparedness and resilience, there are lots of other resources out there to help you with getting ready for an emergency! Photo by GEORGE DESIPRIS on … Continue reading Welcome to Emergency Preparedness Week 2019

52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 14

We have just passed the ninth anniversary of the world's worst peacetime oil spill and the effects are still being felt. When the Deepwater Horizon drilling unit suffered a catastrophic blowout and explosion in April of 2010, it devastated an area that was still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina two years before. Peter … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 14

Data, Intelligence, and Truth

In an age when the sum of the world's knowledge is at our fingertips (literally), and everybody with a keyboard is capable of adding to that knowledge - for better or worse - one of the biggest challenges Emergency Managers have is in figuring out how to handle the sheer amount of information that flows … Continue reading Data, Intelligence, and Truth

Consistency is Key

Photo by Jorge Zapata on Pexels.com No, not that kind. Well...yes, consistency is incredibly important for pasta, and baking in general, but that's not the consistency I'm talking about. The consistency I'm talking about is the discipline to do the important things day after day, no matter how mundane and repetitive they feel. More importantly … Continue reading Consistency is Key

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

The Importance of Civility and Professionalism

How to have a civil debate online! Photo by Gratisography on Pexels.com I am a member and administrator in a Facebook group, and one of the members was kind enough to give me a shout out for my article on Medium.com (which is also on this site). As is somewhat inevitable when you talk about … Continue reading The Importance of Civility and Professionalism