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Assessing Racial Equality in Disaster Management

Recovery Diva

From RAND: Assessing Racial Equity in Disaster Management. The RAND Corporation performed a literature review and exploratory study on racial equity, and how disasters can magnify the challenges already present for diverse community members. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made an effort to address racial inequity in their mission statement, but lack the proper resources to follow through and make a meaningful impact

New Grant Aims to Improve Disaster management and Recovery

Recovery Diva

From FL International University: NSF awards grant to College of Engineering to help improve disaster management and pandemic recovery

IoT Based Disaster Management

Business Continuity Today

For protection during a disaster, an effective localization and positioning system is a vital disaster. With the use of mobile devices, locating individuals during a disaster is becoming easy with Cell/RIF/Bluetooth.

Disaster management: Looking through different filters 

Crisis Response Journal

Truly committing to equity and inclusivity means providing disaster managers with the flexibility to behave in ways that are respectful of cultural differences across geographical settings, says Nnenia Campbell in a paper first published in Natural Hazard By Nnenia Campbell

Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11: Where we have been and where we are headed in disaster management

National Center for Disaster Prepardness

It is also a time for us, particularly in the disaster preparedness community, to reflect on what has changed since 9/11 and what has not. The field of emergency management and disaster research today would be unrecognizable 20 years ago.

Disaster management training in Sierra Leone 

Crisis Response Journal

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Robert McAlister starts a short series of blogs from Sierra Leone, where he is delivering training to the country’s Office of National Security. By Robert McAlister

Disasters Mirror Society


SPECIAL GUEST BLOG by: Vin Nelsen Surrey, British Columbia, Canada [link] “THERE ARE NO NATURAL DISASTERS” Several experts in Disaster Management often use social media to promote this message. Indeed, The post Disasters Mirror Society appeared first on DisasterDoc.

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Maintaining strategic co-ordination and response 

Crisis Response Journal

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Robert McAlister is back in Sierra Leone to complete the Disaster Management Training Programme for The Office of National Security with Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre colleagues in the form of a national By Robert McAlister

Sheltering women and children in Sierra Leone 

Crisis Response Journal

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Robert McAlister is in Sierra Leone with the Director of Bournemouth University’s Disaster Management Centre, delivering a series of Disaster Management training sessions to The Office of National Security.

Photo essay: Training Nepalese monks and nuns in community emergency response 

Crisis Response Journal

Dr Behrouz Moghadasi, who has been training volunteers in disaster management across Nepal, presents some images of the Khoryug Nepal Project, which involved training 40 individuals from eight monasteries in Nepal in CERT. By Dr Behrouz Moghadasi

Sierra Leone - moving on to recovery 

Crisis Response Journal

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Robert McAlister, who is in Sierra Leone with the Director of Bournemouth University’s Disaster Management Centre, presents his fourth blog, which looks at recovery efforts. By Robert McAlister

New Book Review

Recovery Diva

Book Review: Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management. Editors : Claire Connolly Knox and Brittany “Brie” Haupt Title : Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management: Concepts, Theories and Case Studies. disaster management specialist, PDC Global. The editors set the stage by giving the historical background and context of cultural competency and why it is important for emergency managers to develop cultural competency skills.

HSDL Disaster Recovery Resources Available

Continuity Insights

As natural disasters continue to break records and with the COVID-19 pandemic complicating disaster management and recovery across the world, the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has collected a number of resources to provide readers with some guidance on disaster recovery reform and issues. Crisis Communication Cyber Disaster Recovery News

EP17: Building My Own Online BIA App | Michelle Marx

The Failover Plan Podcast

We’re speaking with Michelle Marx, who is the Resilience and Business Continuity Manager at Transport for London. . Guest Bio: Michelle is an experienced resilience professional who specializes in business continuity, major incident management, policy development, and strategy.

Sierra Leone: Planning for a post-Ebola environment 

Crisis Response Journal

Advisory Panel Member Robert McAlister has been in Sierra Leone as part of a team effort from Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre to provide senior officer training for the Sierra Leone Office of National Security as it prepares to take up d By Robert McAlister

Book Review: Justice, Equity, and Emergency Management

Recovery Diva

Review of Justice, Equity, and Emergency Management, e dited by Allessandra Jerolleman and William L. Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. AID, EPA, FEMA, and numerous international humanitarian and disaster relief organizations. Each chapter gives examples for emergency management to achieve “Just Disaster Recovery,” proposed in 2019 by Jerollemen in Disaster Recovery Through the Lens of Justice.

Using Big Data To Be Crisis Aware And Leaning Forward?

Business Continuity Today

Using Big Data patterns to predict potential crises that can impact your organization, such as severe weather, pandemics, power outages not only is a beneficial practice within businesses, it can also improve the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency and disaster management organizations.

Unlocking Climate Change Resilience Through Critical Event Management and Public Warning


In the period 2000 to 2019, there were 7,348 major recorded disaster events claiming 1.23 trillion in global economic losses,” according to a report conducted by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). devastation wrought after massive natural disasters.

The Everbridge Contribution to Research on Societal Resilience


As a prime global Public Safety technology provider, and a private company part of a larger consortium, we won with a project proposal in the “Disaster Resilient Societies” cluster.

Using Budget Principles to Prepare for Future Pandemics and Other Disasters

National Center for Disaster Prepardness

Testimony to the House of Representatives Committee on Rules’ Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process for the Hearing: Using Budget Principles to Prepare for Future Pandemics and Other Disasters. These disasters will grow in intensity and frequency.

Severe Weather Preparedness: Managing Severe Weather Events During Other Crises


Yet first responders, cybersecurity experts, emergency managers, and others in crisis management must remain vigilant. Breathe a small sigh of relief, critical event managers and first responders. What’s Needed: An Integrated Critical Event Management (CEM) Platform.

BCP vs. DR Plans: What Are the Key Differences?


Over time, enterprises, institutions, and organizations will face disasters that could temporarily or permanently disrupt their operations. These events could be man-made (industrial sabotage, cyber-attacks, workplace violence) or natural disasters (pandemics, hurricanes, floods), etc.

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Common Misconceptions about Disaster

Emergency Planning

Myth 1: Disasters are truly exceptional events. Myth 2: Natural disasters are an inevitable result of Mother Nature's fury. However, the disaster is almost always the result of people and communities putting themselves at risk—and there is nothing very natural or inevitable about that.

A brief critique of UK emergency arrangements in the light of the Covid-19 crisis

Disaster Planning and Emergency Management

The current system for managing major incidents and disasters in the United Kingdom was devised after the Broadwater Farm, Tottenham, riots of 1986 and reflects a preoccupation with public order. Training for major emergencies is insufficient and poorly managed.

The 1980 Southern Italian Earthquake After Forty Years

Disaster Planning and Emergency Management

It is salutary to reflect that many of those scholars who have studied this disaster are too young to have experienced it. The year 1980 was something of a watershed in the field of disaster risk reduction (or disaster management as it was then known).

Executive Action Alone Won’t Save Us from Climate Change

National Center for Disaster Prepardness

Stafford Act, which are commonly used for national emergency or disaster declarations. However, these programs are specifically written for disaster assistance – e.g., debris removal, restoration of damaged facilities, evacuation and sheltering etc. –

The Hidden Costs of Ransomware

Plan B Consulting

I did my PhD in Emergency Planning and Disaster Management at the University of Hertfordshire; therefore, it is the latest in a long line of universities that caught my eye. Time Management and Effort. The final cost is hidden and often overlooked, but it can have a major impact on organisations, and it is the sheer time management and effort in responding to the incident. Updated 29 May 2021.

EP16: Improving Your Skills Through Great Books | Erick Anez

The Failover Plan Podcast

His hands-on approach focuses on operational learning, culture, and reputational management. From 2016 to 2019, Erick held several roles at Crowley and, most recently, was the company’s Managing Director of Safety & Resilience.