Eric Holdeman

Senior Fellow

Eric Holdeman is a nationally known emergency manager. He has worked in emergency management at the federal, state and local government levels. Today he serves as the Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR), which is part of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER). The focus for his work there is engaging the public and private sectors to work collaboratively on issues of common interest, regionally and cross jurisdictionally.

He is a prolific writer authoring numerous articles for professional journals and opinion pieces for local, regional and national newspapers including the Washington Post. He is a contributing writer and Senior Fellow for Emergency Management Magazine. Additionally, he is a regular columnist for the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). An experienced and accomplished public speaker he is sought after to present at national and regional conferences. Eric has the United States’ most popular blog on the topics of emergency management and homeland security at www.disaster-zone.com and he has a Disaster Zone Podcast Additionally, he writes a monthly Emergency Management blog post for the Washington State based Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC).

Be sure and message to the public around this testing.
There’s not as much capability as you might think.
10 percent of coronavirus cases today, more tomorrow.
It is a long way from being over.
Now is the time to educate yourself on cybersecurity.
Low rain and high heat torch the Western states.
YOLO: You Only Live Once.
Can you spot “yattafuri” when you see it, or participate in it?
If you are still doing it on paper, you need to switch to an automated solution.
There are not enough Curtis Browns doing this work.
Some will jump for joy, others will bemoan its fate.
This position is with Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management.
Washington state has the second highest risk in the nation for earthquakes.
New resources from FEMA’s National Exercise Division.
Will the “2020” Olympics be held in Japan?
Going mobile and launching a public education campaign.
Mark Sheppard was every emergency manager’s dream amateur radio leader.
A few tidbits from an interview that he did.
Indications are that it could.
All emergency managers should be users.
What if we didn’t do one?
When you take the money — then they own you!
It doesn’t need to be a disaster to be a crisis.