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Jim McKay


Jim McKay is the editor of Emergency Management. He lives in Orangevale, Calif., with his daughter, Ellie, and son, Ronan. He relaxes by fly fishing on the Truckee River for big, wild trout. Jim can be reached at

Leah Sautelet, emergency services manager in Northern California's Lake County, discusses what it takes to be an emergency manager, her biggest fears, and how young women and girls can get into the profession.
Fire departments offer women positions ranging from firefighter to communications liaison, fire inspector and social media strategist, all of which require different skill sets and knowledge.
The nonprofit connects chronic 911 callers to the resources they need so that fire departments aren’t tied up and those patients don’t end up having to get their health care from the emergency room.
NOAA needs aerial mapping at a level of detail that it can’t get today, but a drone partnership with Verizon Frontline will give them the data they need in hours instead of days to forecast and monitor storms.
The Apex Officer Virtual Reality system at the police science program at Hawkeye Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was first used as a firearm training tool but evolved to be a key piece of training for local cadets.
Fire Chief, Atlantic City, N.J.
Students from upstate New York gathered this month at the University of Albany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity to share visions of artificial intelligence in emergency response.
Like many cities, Albert Lea, Minn., is suffering from a shortage of EMTs and has embarked on a pilot with the Mayo Clinic and a nonprofit to provide resources to help people who repeatedly call 911.
The Multi-Tiered System of Supports is a layered approach to intervention and, when used along with other tools, can help uncover the behaviors that lead to violence and, perhaps, change them.
The Next-Gen Emergency Vehicle Preemption technology provides first responders the ability to alter traffic lights on a complete route to an event, not just one light at a time.