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EM Weekly is a weekly Emergency Management podcast hosted by Todd De Voe that brings news, interviews, discusses trends and issues that impact Emergency Management, first responders, military, education, public safety, communications, disaster volunteer organizations, public health, humanitarian groups, NGOs, professionals, students, and researchers. Produced by Sitch Radio Brian Colburn
 
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FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor joins us at EM Weekly to discuss the state of FEMA, the challenges that FEMA faced this year with COVID, Fires, and Hurricanes. Administrator Peter T. Gaynor was officially confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be FEMA Administrator on January 14, 2020. Two months later, COVID came to the United States, then the west coast…
 
This week we discuss the importance of private business relationships in emergency management. Contractors, training, transportation, debris removal, logistics, all have great private support. EM Weekly Website - https://bit.ly/3jj5Itl Twitter - https://bit.ly/31z8MeX Facebook - https://bit.ly/3dMlbRP LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/34mXyfz YouTube - htt…
 
In this episode of Earth to Humans, which is shared from the Wild Lens produced series COMMON LAND, we explore the ancient history of the Snake River Canyon region in Southwestern Idaho. The Shoshone and Paiute people and their ancestors have lived in and around this area for at least 14,500 years, and this episodes shares a look at their culture a…
 
We have been talking a lot about how to get a bigger seat at the table. We may be going at this the wrong. We need to ask ourselves, how do we prove our worth. We must do this by actions and commitment to the profession. EM Weekly Website - https://sitchradio.com/our-shows/em-weekly/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/EM_Weekly Facebook - https://www.fa…
 
This week we are talking to Desiree about her book that explores 3 steps for optimal decision-making, Future Survivor is intended to help the reader, discover ways to creatively and successfully solve challenges during emergencies. Desiree (Desi) Matel-Anderson Web - https://www.futuresurvivor.org/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/FITreadytogo Faceboo…
 
When we think of organized crime, we don’t often think of it involving wildlife. Something more along the lines of the Sopranos and Breaking Bad maybe, but not tigers and turtles. Jessica Graham is trying to change that. It may be surprising to know that wildlife trafficking is one of the five most lucrative illegal, global trades, valued at over 2…
 
This week we are talking to the FEMA Region III Administrator. As Regional Administrator, she is responsible for coordinating FEMA emergency preparedness, mitigation, and disaster response and recovery activities in the District of Columbia and the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Links MaryAnn Tierney Web - h…
 
A case of the Nigerian Bird Atlas Project (NiBAP) “Birds are just a window for us to get a better understanding of what goes on around us and for us to understand what our impacts might be on the environment and on other wildlife.” Dr. Samuel Ivande Wherever you are in the world, September is an important time in the year for many species of migrat…
 
Paulette Jordan is a candidate for the US Senate in Idaho, and a former Idaho state representative. If elected, she would be the first female senator to represent Idaho, and the first female Native American senator in US history. In our interview, Jordan discusses how her background has informed her approach towards running her campaign, and why sh…
 
iTEMA is an emerging national Tribal association created for Indian Country, by Indian Country. The mission of iTEMA is to promote a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against all hazards that impact our Tribal communities. iTEMA supports education, training, and prepar…
 
Corporate risk and safety as workers, guests and clients expect, physical security, emergency preparedness, supply chain management, and more. Emergency management is evolving, and in order for organizations to ensure they are detecting and mitigating against risks appropriately, they must identify blind spots and take a unified approach to address…
 
When we think about communities that are threatened by climate change, we often think about coastal areas and how these communities will be affected by sea-level rise, but we often don’t think about the other elevation extreme; how mountainous communities are going to be affected, and how they will have to adapt. In this podcast episode, we dive in…
 
As we kick off National Preparedness Month, we bring in a friend of the show Jeff Schlegelmilch to discuss his book Rethinking Readiness. What does it mean to be prepared? Links Jeff Schlegelmilch Website – https://cup.columbia.edu/book/rethinking-readiness/9780231190411 Twitter – https://twitter.com/jeffschlegel LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com…
 
Coral reefs are one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. While 1% of the world’s oceans are coral reefs, they support 25% of all marine life and feed more than 500 million people. In some areas of Florida and the Caribbean, the coral cover has declined by 50% to 80% in the last 30 years and it takes centuries for these reefs to develop naturally…
 
This week we have IAEM Vice President Candidate Brian Scroggins on the show to discuss why he wants to be the 2nd VP for IAEM. Brian is the 2015 Finalist - Governor's Point of Light Award for work with the unemployed. 2018 IAEM "National Emergency Management Volunteer of the Year" in the United States. Contact Tracing Our Path to Normal Webinar Whe…
 
This week we are talking to Brandi Hunter of Aspiring Emergency Managers Online (AEMO), a new and upcoming emergency management community that is dedicated to aspiring emergency managers, supported by professional emergency managers. Links Brandi Hunter LinkedIn (organization)-https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13876872/ LinkedIn (Personal)-https://ww…
 
Shrouded in mystery, misunderstood, vilified and beautiful, mountain lions, pumas, cougars (or however you refer to them), exist in our modern world in constant conflict. People hate them, people love them, or people fear them. Mark Elbroch is a mountain lion biologist who has dedicated his career to not only studying these elusive animals, but wor…
 
This week we are joined by Dr. Chanel Fischetti as we discuss how the medical community is approaching COVID, the possible timelines for treatment and what are the next steps in this battle against COVID-19 Dr. Chanel Fischetti Website -https://centaurlabs.com/ LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/company/centaur-labs/ email-chanel@centaurlabs.com EM…
 
Things are changing at EOC! Send us an email and let us know your thoughts at info@wildlensinc.org This episode was originally published nearly 2 years ago, but it could have been made yesterday. Thank you Sarinah Simons and Rue Mapp for this piece of internet gold. Original Text: On today’s episode of the show, I interview a woman who has inspired…
 
Emergency Management Ethics Special Interest Group (SIG) organized through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Higher Education Program and the Emergency Management in Higher Education Symposium. Links EM Weekly Website - https://sitchradio.com/our-shows/em-weekly/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/EM_Weekly Facebook - https://www.facebook.c…
 
As the world of brand names and politicians offer their bandwagon platitudes for the summer of 2020 we’ve been thinking a lot about what that means for us. On the surface of it, conversations about wildlife, nature, conservation, climate change, mass extinction, and more – don’t often feel like there is a direct connection with racism, LGBTQ rights…
 
This week we talk to Kieran Carroll from ZeroEyes an AI weapon identification system that can help locate threats before they become violent. Join us as we explore how AI can help save lives. ZeroEys Website -https://zeroeyes.com/ Twitter -https://twitter.com/ZeroEyesAI Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ZeroEyesAI/ LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.…
 
This week we are talking to Dr. Kelly Garrett Director at Emergency Management Professional Program, about how EMI is moving forward during and after the COVID-19 crisis. We are also discussing upcoming programs and the direction of the institution. Kelly Garrett Website-https://training.fema.gov/emi.aspx Twitter-https://twitter.com/FEMA_EMI Facebo…
 
“[Dolphins] have been on the face of the Earth a lot longer than humans have been. They've figured out a number of solutions for making a living in an environment that would be very hostile to us, and yet that joins the areas where we live. So we talk about these animals living in our backyard, but in reality, we kind of live in their backyard.” Wh…
 
We are hearing a lot about Smart Cities these days. 5G, ML, AL, driverless cars, drones, smart communications and more. What is the role of emergency management and how can we parley these technologies to save lives? Links Rodrigo Nieto Gómezweb-https://rodrigonietogomez.wixsite.com/rodrigo Twitter-https://twitter.com/rodrigonieto Linkedin-https://…
 
This week we are discussing what the impact of COVID-19 will have on responding to disasters. It is not going to be business as usual. What will shelter operations look like? Do we operate out of an EOC or a virtual Command Post? Links EM Weekly Website – https://sitchradio.com/our-shows/em-weekly/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/EM_Weekly Facebook –…
 
“My focus was on the impact of environmental and climate change on national security, a growing concern of the military and intelligence communities… The White House blocked the submission of my bureau’s written testimony [because] the analysis did not comport with the administration’s position on climate change.” – Rod Schoonover, July 2019. Dr. R…
 
This week we are discussing how we communicate during a crisis. How does our messaging impact the results? So we have seen a change from the terms on evacuation, how we talk about COVID, and how we promote emergency preparedness messages and programs. Guest Info Buddy RiceFire Marshal/Emergency ManagerCity of Deer Park Texasbrice@deerparktx.orgWest…
 
This week are discussing the possible impact of defunding law enforcement across the United States. If cities start to cut budgets to their police departments, could this impact the emergency management that is attached to these agencies? Join Dan Scott (host of EM Student) and Todd as they explore this pressing issue. Links EM Weekly web-https://s…
 
This week we are taking about the death of Dave McIntyre who passed away Monday night. Dr. McIntyre was the Founding Director of the Homeland Security Graduate Certificate Program at the Bush School, and was integral to the development of the Homeland Security track. Dave McIntyre has been writing, teaching, and presenting on National Security and …
 
This Week we are talking about what is the role of emergency management before, during and after the protests and the subsequent civil unrest? Today emergency managers have been part of training and exercises for planned and unplanned protests. As the current protests of George Floyd continue, how will this impact Emergency Management? Links EM Wee…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on our relationship with wildlife. The virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, is zoonotic, which means it originated in an animal. Experts believe the virus emerged in bats then jumped to an intermediary host, possibly pangolins, before infecting humans. Evidence suggests that the virus made the firs…
 
Common Land is a radio documentary series that explores the creation stories behind protected areas. Season Two of Common Land will be focused on the Appalachian Trail, and production was scheduled to start in March of 2020. Unfortunately, the spread of COVID-19 has forced us, along with many others hoping to thru-hike the entire 2,200-mile-long tr…
 
This week we are taking to Dave Peaton about hurricane preparedness and more. In parts of the nation we know that every year we are going to get hit with disasters, the west has fires, the east has storms. Is your jurisdiction communicating with your residents? Links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-peaton-63833166/ Facebook: https://www…
 
This week we are replaying the webinar with Rodrigo Gomez, Kyle McPhee, and Jeff Schlegelmilch as we discuss what the Recovery after COVID-19 may look like. This is a little longer than most of our interviews, however, the discussion was good and the questions from the participants were outstanding. Links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddt…
 
Documentary producer Nate Ford invites two big cat experts to weigh in on the record breaking documentary series, “Tiger King.” Did you watch the show and fall in love with tigers? Find out ways to get involved in big cat conservation and learn how to impact legislation (like, right now) by supporting the Big Cat Safety Act. Are you tired of hearin…
 
This week we are talking with Danielle Holly of common impact. Common impact is a nonprofit that works to build and strengthen communities. Danielle and I talk about the idea of virtual volunteering and how they have an impact on the current crisis that we're dealing with. Volunteering during the time of uncertainty is critical to the idea of commu…
 
This week on the EM Weekly Show we are talking to the Gary Sinise foundation about the work they have done with veterans over the past years. You know, things like the Lieutenant Dan Band coming out to play at the USO and, and other events like sending children of veterans who have lost their lives to Disneyland. These are Really great programs, bu…
 
In today’s episode of Eyes on Conservation, filmmaker Kristin Tieche invites two women in bat conservation who appear in her upcoming feature documentary about bats, The Invisible Mammal. Dr. Winifred Frick is the Chief Scientist at Bat Conservation International and an Associate Research Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cr…
 
This week we are talking to Randy Collins the CEO of the All Hazards Incident Management Team Association (AHIMTA) about using IMTs in the EOC and more. We know that this may drive some ICS purists crazy so lets talk about this. Links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/all-hazards-incident-management-team-association-ba566baa/ Facebook: https://…
 
This week on the EM Weekly Show, we are talking to Dr. Gleb Tsipursky about decision making during a Crisis. Dr. Tsipursky is the author of Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Made the Best Decisions and Avoided Business Disasters. Links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-gleb-tsipursky/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrGlebTsi…
 
Happy Earth Day! Talk to us! What's your favorite quarantine activity? Call the voicemail! 208-917-3786 Join Wild Lens Collective members and EOC producers for a Covid-19 Roundtable on Earth Day roundtable talking about how the Coronavirus has affected all of our lives, our work, and most importantly - the environment. For a full list of show notes…
 
This week we are discussing how using technology is keeping emergency management working during the COVID-19 response. From virtual EOCs to Telemedicine, Chris Tarantino has helped shape how we work in today's modern world. Links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophertarantino/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/epimetra Website: http://www.ep…
 
This week we are talking about hospital response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Charles Lane is out guest who has worked in hospital emergency management and has written pandemic response plans and exercises for the Center for Domestic Preparedness. Links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charleseverettlane/?msgConversationId=6552371569182801920&msg…
 
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