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

Woohoo!

It's always nice when you start to see the fruits of your labour pay off. A while back, I announced a partnership with the Stanstead House Concert Network. Well, the first step in that partnership is complete with a second on the way. We are now offering Road Warrior First Aid Kits for travelling musicians, … Continue reading Woohoo!

What Are You Waiting For? THIS Is your Invitation

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com So many people think that they don't have the time to make an emergency plan, and they would all be wrong! It doesn't take forever, heck you can do it in less time than it takes to watch an episode of, well, anything! So, instead of reading a lengthy post, … Continue reading What Are You Waiting For? THIS Is your Invitation

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

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