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Disaster Zone: Emergency Operations Center Facilities

Disaster Zone: Emergency Operations Center Facilities

April 9, 2021  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management

This blog reviews what an Emergency Operations Center should include to allow staff to function effectively during an emergency. 

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Disaster Zone: Lessons from Texas and Lebanon

Disaster Zone: Lessons from Texas and Lebanon

March 15, 2021  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management

This blog looks at the 2021 winter storm in Texas and the 2020 Beirut port explosion and asks how lessons learned from each might apply to earthquake preparedness in Washington. 

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Disaster Zone: The Next Phase of the Pandemic

Disaster Zone: The Next Phase of the Pandemic

February 11, 2021  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management COVID-19

This blog post looks at what might happen with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic over the next few months. 

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Disaster Zone: COVID After-Action Reports

Disaster Zone: COVID After-Action Reports

January 11, 2021  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management COVID-19

This blog looks at the role of the after-action response in disaster planning and offers shared after-action insights local governments are finding in their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Disaster Zone: Public Warning Systems

Disaster Zone: Public Warning Systems

November 6, 2020  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management

This blog post provides a brief overview of a variety of hazard warning systems available to local governments.

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Disaster Zone: COVID-19, Adapt Not Endure

Disaster Zone: COVID-19, Adapt Not Endure

September 17, 2020  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management COVID-19

What will life look like once the coronavirus pandemic is contained? Guest author Eric Holdeman suggests we will need to adapt and offers some ideas on what changes might be coming. 

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Embracing Disaster Mitigation by Wearing a Protective Mask

Embracing Disaster Mitigation by Wearing a Protective Mask

August 13, 2020  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management COVID-19

In this blog, guest author Eric Holdeman suggests that mask-wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic is an essential component in disaster mitigation.  

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Disaster Zone: Emergency Management’s Role in COVID-19 Response Logistics

Disaster Zone: Emergency Management’s Role in COVID-19 Response Logistics

July 6, 2020  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management COVID-19

This blog looks at how the national emergency supply logistics chain has been altered in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Disaster Zone: Look Beyond Your County/City/District

Disaster Zone: Look Beyond Your County/City/District

June 8, 2020  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management COVID-19

In this blog post, guest author Eric Holdeman argues that partnerships with neighboring jurisdictions can help in disaster preparedness. 

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Disaster Zone: Kick-Starting Economic Recovery

Disaster Zone: Kick-Starting Economic Recovery

June 1, 2020  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Planning COVID-19

This blog post provides advice as to how local governments can kick-start their economies. 

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Disaster Zone: The Big One, COVID-19 Tsunami

Disaster Zone: The Big One, COVID-19 Tsunami

March 24, 2020  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management COVID-19

This blog post describes how local government officials can best support the medical community during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Disaster Zone: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Tips and Tidbits

Disaster Zone: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Tips and Tidbits

March 4, 2020  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management COVID-19

Written by an emergency management professional, this blog post provides some tips to consider in planning for a coordinated response to the spread of COVID-19.   

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Disaster Zone: Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

Disaster Zone: Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

January 31, 2020  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management

This blog post looks at the dangers of unreinforced masonry buildings. 

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