A Primer on Hospital Evacuation

With the dire situation surrounding #Harvey, there are a lot of individuals conversing on social media around the evacuation of hospitals prior to events. Below are my thoughts on an evacuation decision framework, not a proclamation of what should have been done. My...

Time to Dust Off Nuclear Plans?

Last week the State of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency posted a news release regarding the increased threat to the islands of a potential nuclear threat from North Korea.  As tensions continue to escalate on the Korean peninsula, tensions are also on the rise with...

WikiLeaks, 9-1-1, and You!

A growing concern in the Emergency Management and Crisis Management space is the threat of a cyber security event impacting agency operations or the ability to respond appropriately to a major event. Recently the Wall Street Journal chronicled a cyber attack on 9-1-1...

Indirect Hit: Planning to Support Others

With a new academic year well underway, college and university campuses are beaming with excitement and calendars are filled with numerous school activities, athletic events and research advancements.  While hopefully the school year is off to a busy but great start,...