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Featured in this issue: Editor Note: A Quarter Century of Community Preparedness
by Catherine L. Feinman; Emerging Technologies, Part 4 – Robotics and Automation by Ian Pleet; The Race to Interoperability by Charles Guddemi and Catherine L. Feinman; Emerging Technologies, Part 5 – Legal and Privacy Concerns by Ian Pleet; Looking Ahead at Increasingly Frequent Unpredictable Weather by Akshay Birla; Top Ten Articles: 10. National Preparedness Efforts Among Tribal Communities by Lynda Zambrano and Catherine L. Feinman; 9. Perfect Storm: Albuterol Shortage & Supply Chain Upset by Tom Cotter; 8. Long-Term Care Facilities in Emergency Preparedness Planning by Tanya Scherr & Daniel Scherr; 6. Targeted Violence in Schools: Are Future Educators Prepared? by Danielle Arias, Jesse Spearo, and Kelley L. Davis; 5. Beyond Registries: Better Solutions for People With Disabilities by June Isaacson Kailes; 4. CBRN Response Capabilities and Identified Gaps by Kenneth Bell; 3. Are Public Health Agencies Ready, or Just Prepared? by Raphael M. Barishansky; 2. Inside the “Boot Camp” for Emergency Managers by Michael Valiente; 1. Incident Management – The Whataburger Way by Ron Derrick.

Featured in this issue: Editor Note: A Quarter Century of Community Preparedness
by Catherine L. Feinman; Emerging Technologies, Part 4 – Robotics and Automation by Ian Pleet; The Race to Interoperability by Charles Guddemi and Catherine L. Feinman; Emerging Technologies, Part 5 – Legal and Privacy Concerns by Ian Pleet; Looking Ahead at Increasingly Frequent Unpredictable Weather by Akshay Birla; Top Ten Articles: 10. National Preparedness Efforts Among Tribal Communities by Lynda Zambrano and Catherine L. Feinman; 9. Perfect Storm: Albuterol Shortage & Supply Chain Upset by Tom Cotter; 8. Long-Term Care Facilities in Emergency Preparedness Planning by Tanya Scherr & Daniel Scherr; 6. Targeted Violence in Schools: Are Future Educators Prepared? by Danielle Arias, Jesse Spearo, and Kelley L. Davis; 5. Beyond Registries: Better Solutions for People With Disabilities by June Isaacson Kailes; 4. CBRN Response Capabilities and Identified Gaps by Kenneth Bell; 3. Are Public Health Agencies Ready, or Just Prepared? by Raphael M. Barishansky; 2. Inside the “Boot Camp” for Emergency Managers by Michael Valiente; 1. Incident Management – The Whataburger Way by Ron Derrick.

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