The Key Bridge Collapse – Through the Lens of Community Lifelines

The eight major elements of Community Lifelines use traffic-light-type color-coding to categorize the adverse impact status of a disaster. The article’s author has applied this same system to the recovery efforts following the Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore, Maryland. Learn how he applied this information-gathering tool to an ongoing recovery effort.

Five Key Domains of Incident Management

Effective incident management is a set of activities, not policy box-ticking of doctrine that may or may not be followed. A new free toolkit based on five key domains can help incident management teams assess and improve their effectiveness regardless of the incident, incident management team, and policy doctrine members of that team are using.

The Maui Wildfires, Relief Funds, and Incident Recovery

Financial preplanning goes beyond savings accounts and life insurance policies. When a disaster strikes, some people do not have these protections nor the financial means to fully recover. However, companies can launch relief funds on behalf of their team members to provide financial aid for employees struggling through a disaster or personal hardship.

June 2024

Featured in this issue: Editor’s Note: It takes a Community to Stop Drug and Human Trafficking by Catherine L. Feinman; Invisible Chains: Human Trafficking, Drug Abuse, and Support By Sandra Dennis-Essig; The Nexus Between Drug and Human Trafficking By Richard Schoeberl, Jeff Bollettieri, and Bill Loucks; Fentanyl Hazards and Detection By Ashley Bradley and Kristin Omberg; From Shadows to Light: Addressing the Aftermath of Human Trafficking By Michael Breslin; Jane Doe – Responding to Vulnerable Patients By Catherine L. Feinman; A Plan to Protect the Youngest Children By Marie O’Connell; A Modern Take on an Age-Old Biological Weapon By Raphael Barishansky

It Takes a Community to Stop Drug and Human Trafficking

The authors in this June edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal share valuable information about the threats and hazards related to drug and human trafficking. Better situational awareness throughout the community can help combat potentially nefarious activities before they have dire consequences.

Jane Doe – Responding to Vulnerable Patients

Despite the prevalence of first responders encountering human trafficking victims, they are not always aware of the signs or proper handling of the situation to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of victims. One paramedic shares his experience with an encounter that provided him lessons to share.
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