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

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

52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 11

It has become blatantly obvious to me that I am falling behind in my quest to read a book per week. So, I've decided to take the week out of the title and just stick with the book...feels more productive that way! Today's book is a delightful romp through the ways in which the electrical … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 11

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