Category Archives: Emergency Mgt

A Virtual Approach to Creating a Proactive Emergency Management Program for Airports

A recent issue of Airport Improvement Magazine featured an article by John Kinney, chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Emergency Management Committee, that highlights the importance of airports to define their own Emergency Management Program (EMP). Airports vary drastically in size, operational capacity, and functionality and therefore need flexibility in developing an

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Palo Alto Manages Volunteers & CERT with VEOCI

Nathan Rainey, Emergency Services Manager, City of Palo Alto, California: “Our OES manages a large volunteer program, and one that we hope to grow even more. Having an information system that can grow with us is important in being able to not only effectively manage our membership but to also provide a means to utilize

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If Wayne Gretzky Was Buying Software…

“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” – Wayne Gretzky, “The Great One”. Software appears to be moving at the speed of a slapped hockey puck. Currently, the established players and their offerings are good. However, these days, software evolves rapidly,

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El Niño, El Desastre: Part 2- UPDATED

El Niño 2015- a graph that says it all: be prepared. *The Oceanic Niño Index (ONI) is based on current year three month running mean of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) departures from average in the Niño 3.4 region, and is a principal measure for monitoring patterns in order to predict El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). As

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Infographic: Wildfires

The 21st Century Playbook for Hospital Response to Crises

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Yale New Haven Health System – Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (YNHHS-CEPDR) teamed up with Veoci to present their “Playbook for Disasters” to an audience of 78 from across the country. YNHHS is a nationally ranked hospital system with 3 acute care hospitals, including a level 1 trauma center,

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