The most popular blog posts (updated on August 8, 2012)
This meme went viral pretty quickly and I set my personal record of over 500 views in one day. It seems to be a favorite of emergencies managers who are often misunderstood.
In this post, I review 30-year old MGM fire and make the case for requiring hotels, colleges, and other buildings to distribute cards with evacuation, shelter-in-place, lockdown, and active shooter procedures. Additionally, I advocate for using the reverse side of the cards to receive self-disclosures from individuals needing assistance during an emergency.
This simple ICS chart for my wedding got a lot of positive responses and generated the most email (mostly folks asking if they could use the org chart in their ICS training classes. Will I let others use images/content from my site if they attribute it to me? I do!
Think your emergency ends once you evacuate? Think again. Evacuation is a means to an end, but not an end itself. Post-evacuation relocation needs to be carefully planned and trained. Currently, few buildings and institutions have taken the next step of planning post-evacuation relocation.
In this post, I make the case that the National Geographic show about extremist survivalists is not a healthy or helpful role model for community preparedness and resilience.
This is probably the most technical blog post that I’ve written, with a lot of detailed explanation of TCCC.
Many agencies train for an indoor active shooter, but it’s important to remember that tactics are different for indoor and outdoor active shooters, as well as sniper-type attacks.
Who doesn’t want some really cool gadgets? Especially if they can safe your life and make you look like MacGyver in the process…
This blog post confirmed what those of us in emergency management have known to be true for a while: it takes a whole community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster!
Even within the emergency management field, there’s a premonition that mass panic is likely to occur. This myth has the potential to limit the appropriate distribution of public information, drive resource allocation, and many other components of proper incident management and emergency management.