May 2023

Featured in this issue: Editor Note:25 Years of Insights for Safer Communities by Catherine L. Feinman; Labor Trafficking – The Case Study of Marco by Richard Schoeberl, Anthony Mottola, & […]

Hospital Staffing for Decontamination

In the new post-9/11 world the emergency community can no longer afford the luxury of compartmentalization. Planning, cooperation, and training together all will be needed – along with additional funds.

EMS Professionals and the CERTification of Volunteers

The willingness of so many citizen volunteers to serve on Community Emergency Response Teams adds an extra dimension of capability to already overworked (and sometimes overwhelmed) EMS staffs. There are a few precautions also worth noting, though.

Building a Strong Emergency-Management Profession

One of the nation’s foremost experts in the still emerging field of emergency management provides her insider’s point of view of the guiding principles – including both a vision and a mission statement – on which this important new field was founded.

CBRN Response Capabilities and Identified Gaps

  Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) response has always been a challenge in identifying and quantifying a broad spectrum of organic and synthesized compounds that were once limited to […]

Making Planning Documents More Than Words on Paper

President Harry S. Truman once said, “I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can’t possibly foresee now.” However, terms like big and comprehensive do not always equate […]

Defining Workplace Violence

Workplace violence often starts with a person(s) involved in a criminal activity or violent relationship who has access to a place of business. Despite intervention efforts, a disgruntled employee who […]

Challenges With Pediatric Mass Care Feeding

The national-level guidance on mass care feeding for state, local, tribal, and territorial organizations (SLTTs) comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and is  sourced from their toolkits and the National Mass […]
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