Recent Emergency Management Articles

Emergency Management Blog Articles

The Diva was very impressed with this new 53 page paper titled Rebuild the Plane Now: Recommendations for Improving Governments’ Approach to Disaster Recovery and Preparedness. The author is Holly Leicht, former Regional Administrator (Region I) of  HUD. It is well written … Continue reading →
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Nonprofits Poised For Bigger Role In Disaster Recovery. Nonprofits and foundations are working to fill the gap between federal funding and disaster recovery needs as natural disasters become more frequent and expensive. Thanks to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy for this … Continue reading →
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From Bloomberg News: Who Pays for the Rising Cost of Natural Disasters: QuickTake Q&A
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Author:  Jessica Stapf “What did you do before you came to FEMA?”My answer to this question isn’t as exciting as many of the ones I’ve heard over the nearly four years I’ve been associated with FEMA in some capacit...
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Author:  Kaylyn Beck Meet Elizabeth and Ventoux. They’re a highly trained canine/handler Urban Search & Rescue team with Virginia Task Force 1. They’ve been working together for nearly six years with an impressive ...
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Author:  Jessica Stapf Whether it’s a captain of a professional sports team, a captain of a ship, or an administrator of a federal agency, strong leadership qualities are important.As we head into hurricane season,...
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Fort McMurray is a lesson for the rest of the Western United States about the increase in fire danger that we have seen develop over the years as the drought in the West has continued. For a wildland fire this was very expensive due to the loss of 2,400 homes and then also the impact of lost economi...
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Tom Bossert, who has been named to be the president's homeland security adviser appears, to know "which end is up" when it comes to homeland security and emergency management. If you look at the link above, it gives a brief work history. In particular I like the fact that he has worked at the Federa...
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