Eric E. Holdeman

Contributing Writer

Eric Holdeman is the former director for the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management and now blogs at www.disaster-zone.com.

Every day there is something new.
She is the first woman to head FEMA.
In the movies and in the real world!
From cake pops to computer chips and lumber — to root beer!
What software do you like? Answer: The one you know!
Sixty percent of Americans now believe that climate change is real.
Why gun versus Taser mistakes are made.
Changes have been made.
Surprise, they could not dodge the COVID-19 bullet after all.
The period to apply is closed, but the position description can be helpful.
An emergency management perspective on responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Emergency managers get involved in these too.
People and governance challenges delay nationwide communications interoperability.
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Emergency management programs need regional relationships.
Emergency responders can be part of a larger agency or department, or serve many local governments.
Funding programs will be shaped by new administration and future disasters.
Interest in all-hazards analysis at fusion centers is encouraging.
Only willing partners coming to the table, treated as equals, will prove effective in establishing a national standard for incident response.
Will Obama administration repair relationships between federal and local agencies?
Highly educated professionals entering the emergency management field.

Disaster wikis and cloud computing for data storage and software may be next for first responders.

Highly educated professionals entering the emergency management field.

Emergency responders can be part of a larger agency or department, or serve many local governments.

Emergency management programs need regional relationships.

Will Obama administration repair relationships between federal and local agencies?

People and governance challenges delay nationwide communications interoperability.

Interest in all-hazards analysis at fusion centers is encouraging.