Podcast

Article Out Loud - Nuclear Threats Against the Homeland: Impact and Preparation

By TANYA M. SCHERR, DANIEL SCHERR & RICHARD SCHOEBERL, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, November 02, 2022. 

How the war in Ukraine will end is unclear. However, research shows that there is the potential for devastating effects on a global scale. As such, it is important for emergency planners to reassess their all-hazards plans to ensure their communities identify the threats and ensure their planning processes include procedures and resources to respond to these threats.

Narrated by Randy Vivian. 

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Article Out Loud - Training the Next Generation of Cyber Guardians

By STEVE STEIN, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, November 02, 2022.

Despite small local governments being overrun with malware, ransomware, and myriad other threats, it is difficult to find experienced cybersecurity professionals. Meanwhile, students search for nonexistent entry-level jobs. One Washington State-based nonprofit is seeking to close this cybersecurity gap.

Narrated by Randy Vivian 

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Article Out Loud - Community Resilience & Functional Needs

By MARKO BOURNE, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, December 10, 2013.

Many cities across the United States are not adequately prepared to accommodate people with disabilities during and in the wake of major disasters. However, some of the current gaps in whole-community preparedness are beginning to close. If more-inclusive planning efforts continue to expand, communities will be able to better meet the needs of all of its citizens.

Narrated by Randy Vivian. 

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Article Out Loud - Hospital Response to a 10-Kiloton Nuclear Detonation

By CRAIG DEATLEYI, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, September 25, 2012.

If a nuclear device were to be detonated within any of the nations major metropolitan areas, the healthcare system both inside and outside the blast-damage zones would be seriously affected. Predicting the "what ifs" and planning for such scenarios can help hospitals and responder agencies cope with and manage the numerous deaths and injuries that may certainly occur.

Narrated by Randy Vivian. 

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Article Out Loud - Rationale for Structuring Pandemic Response on a War Footing

By THOMAS RUSSO, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, October 26, 2022.

Given 20 years of pandemic planning, is it not surprising when people ask, “Why were we not ready?” This question should be explored whether the time has come to put the country on a warlike footing for pandemic response with a coherent, institutionalized, and tested pandemic policy.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

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Article Out Loud - A Communicator’s Overview of a Large-Scale Exercise

By MICHAEL MONTFORT, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, October 26, 2022. 

A June 2022 exercise challenged amateur radio operators with establishing a Communications Unit with no power or pre-positioned equipment. The exercise was successful, but the key takeaways are already helping to improve collaboration and communications throughout the region.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson. 

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Article Out Loud - Earthquakes & Pandemic – Keeping People Fed Amid Crises

By ZSOFIA PASZTOR & SZABOLCS PASZTOR, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, October 19, 2022.

Even though food is necessary for survival, it is not common to see agricultural workers at a disaster training exercise. However, one organization demonstrates why training these volunteers with emergency preparedness and response skills is essential for future large-scale disasters.  

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson. 

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Article Out Loud - Monkeypox: A Public Health Update

By MABEL DE LEO & DEBORAH SATELER, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, October 19, 2022.

The current monkeypox outbreak is different from historical outbreaks that remained endemic and rarely became international events. Now the situation is changing daily. This article explains what precautions are needed to prevent the spread and how new approaches should be implemented to tackle it. 

Narrated by Randy Vivian. 

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Article Out Loud - Emergency Management - Measurements of Success

By MITCH SARUWATARI, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal,  December 21, 2011.

Preparedness efforts are continually improving. However, as expressed in this 2011 article, the challenge of establishing verifiable standards, quantifying improvements, and identifying readiness gaps is ongoing.

Narrated by Randy Vivian. 

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Article Out Loud - The Politics of Presidential Disaster Declarations

By KAY C. GOSS, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, September 09, 2015.

This 2015 article will help preparedness professionals better understand the presidential disaster declaration process and how to access supplemental disaster relief funds following a hurricane or other disaster.

Narrated by Randy Vivian. 

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