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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 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).

This one was new to me.
Once again, financial means makes a difference.
It is nothing to brag about.
There is more than one reason to do so.
Hurricane Sam counts as an 2021 Atlantic storm, but other than “surf’s up” it looks like the United States will be spared landfall.
Hard science can’t dictate social science approaches.
Now we know why — it is very infectious.
Scientific social science research is available to us.
A nice one-year benchmark.
Not what every executive board wants.
What should we be doing now to plan for the next one?
Do you have the planner chops to “inspire?”
This is what is what is around the corner.
Twelve anti-vaxxers are responsible for almost two-thirds of anti-vaccine content.
So you want to be an emergency manager.
What makes us fail while trying to do our best?
And what does that mean?
Notes from a Seattle DMC meeting.
New cases being fed by the unvaccinated.
What the projections are for Europe — and us.
A new approach and new partners joining the response.
An example of how to communicate information.
The target audience is executives, public safety professionals, crisis managers, operations teams, and GIS professionals from all sectors
Codes, zoning, building materials and equity help.
A potential new technology to help detect attacks to the grid.
The summer of joy is over.
When the world is struggling to get their first vaccination.
But, they say the health of the athletes is the No. 1 priority.