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NYPD police car and other emergency vehicles behind police tape and surrounded with smokeNational Security: A Range of Threats by Anthony (Tony) Mottola and Richard Schoeberl From organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them, members of the intelligence community have indicated that the…
Unattended suitcase in the middle of a populated airport terminalThe Missing Plague Vials by Robert C. Hutchinson A true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities again demonstrate continued national…
Green typewriter with white paper with only the word "Crisis" on itThe Psychology of Crisis by Mary Schoenfeldt The psychological side of a disaster or other impactful event is a critical component of crisis management. However, many people…
Red lightbulb with a brain on top and a cord laying underneathMental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness by Andrew (Andy) Altizer Emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but what about mental fitness?…

Domestic Preparedness Journal

Featured in this issue: Editor’s Note: Mitigate the Impacts When Communities and Nature Collide by Catherine L. Feinman; Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire By Alicia Johnson; Shielding Communities: Public Health Strategies for Natural Hazards By Raphael M. Barishansky and Andrew D. Pickett; A Critical Imperative for Natural Hazards By Sandra Dennis-Essig; Elegant Community Preparation By Aaron Titus; The Psychology of Crisis By Mary Schoenfeldt; Key Bridge Collapse: Unity of Effort By Michael Prasad.; National Security: A Range of Threats By Anthony Mottola and Richard Schoeberl.; and Resilience-Based CI and Domestic Preparedness: A Long-Overdue Imperative By Jeff Gaynor

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Green typewriter with white paper with only the word "Crisis" on itThe Psychology of Crisis by Mary Schoenfeldt The psychological side of a disaster or other impactful event is a critical component of crisis management. However, many people…
Red lightbulb with a brain on top and a cord laying underneathMental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness by Andrew (Andy) Altizer Emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but what about mental fitness?…
NYPD police car and other emergency vehicles behind police tape and surrounded with smokeNational Security: A Range of Threats by Anthony (Tony) Mottola and Richard Schoeberl From organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them, members of the intelligence community have indicated that the…
Unattended suitcase in the middle of a populated airport terminalThe Missing Plague Vials by Robert C. Hutchinson A true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities again demonstrate continued national…

Domestic Preparedness Journal

Featured in this issue: Editor Note: New Year’s Resolution – Stronger Communities by Catherine L. Feinman; Resilience Versus Emergency Management by Wayne P. Bergeron; Energy Sector Perspectives by Eric Easton; Multimodal Transportation Perspectives by Nathan DiPillo and Derek Kantar; Weathering the Unknown: Inside Grant County Emergency Management by Tara Goode; Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety by Cedric Ling, Debashish Kar, Nur Yazdani, Eyosias Beneberu, Maria Koliou, and Yong Yoo; Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership by Michael R. Valiente; Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives by Kole (KC) Campbell.

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Article Out Loud ‚Äď Five Key Domains of‚ÄĮIncident Management

  Full article by Aaron Clark-Ginsberg, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, July 10, 2024. In this feature article, a behavioral social scientist lists five key domains that can help incident management teams assess and improve their effectiveness. Effective

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Five Key Domains of‚ÄĮIncident Management

¬† Throughout the United States, incident management is often closely associated with the‚ÄĮIncident Command System‚ÄĮ(ICS), the‚ÄĮNational Incident Management System‚ÄĮ(NIMS), and other federal doctrine. However, effective…

The Maui Wildfires, Relief Funds, and Incident Recovery

¬† The concept of financial preplanning is often stressed to individuals in terms of savings accounts and life insurance policies. However, some people do not…

It Takes a Community to Stop Drug and Human Trafficking

Some of the greatest threats within a community are hiding in plain sight. For example, traffickers can use encrypted messaging applications and social media platforms…

From Shadows to Light: Addressing the Aftermath of Human Trafficking

¬† Human trafficking is a violation of human rights that leaves profound and lasting impacts on victims and society. The consequences are multifaceted, encompassing physical,…

Invisible Chains: Human Trafficking, Drug Abuse, and Support

¬† Human trafficking remains a profound problem in the 21st century that is not always accurately portrayed in the media. According to National Human Trafficking…

Fentanyl Hazards and Detection

¬† In 2023, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) seized over 79.5 million fentanyl-laced pills and 12,000 lbs. of fentanyl powder, amounting to the equivalent…

A Modern Take on an Age-Old Biological Weapon

¬† Reports about North Korea launching balloons filled with both fecal matter as well as propaganda into South Korean territory were intriguing. With regard to…

The Nexus Between Drug and Human Trafficking

¬† The profitability of human trafficking and drug trafficking makes them a desirable pairing for transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) seeking to increase profits and market…

A Plan to Protect the Youngest Children

¬† Today‚Äôs world presents many challenges that impact school children. Targeted violence, drug addiction, and human trafficking do not exclude children, including those in preschools.…

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National Security: A Range of Threats by Anthony (Tony) Mottola and Richard Schoeberl From organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them, members of the intelligence community have indicated that the…
The Missing Plague Vials by Robert C. Hutchinson A true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities again demonstrate continued national…
The Psychology of Crisis by Mary Schoenfeldt The psychological side of a disaster or other impactful event is a critical component of crisis management. However, many people…
Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness by Andrew (Andy) Altizer Emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but what about mental fitness?…

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Featured in this issue: Editor Note: New Year’s Resolution – Stronger Communities by Catherine L. Feinman; Resilience Versus Emergency Management by Wayne P. Bergeron; Energy Sector Perspectives by Eric Easton; Multimodal Transportation Perspectives by Nathan DiPillo and Derek Kantar; Weathering the Unknown: Inside Grant County Emergency Management by Tara Goode; Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety by Cedric Ling, Debashish Kar, Nur Yazdani, Eyosias Beneberu, Maria Koliou, and Yong Yoo; Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership by Michael R. Valiente; Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives by Kole (KC) Campbell.

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