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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Emergency Managers and the Vitality of Public Information’

Don’t ignore this important aspect of the profession.

Public information is one of the more important aspects of the emergency management profession. This podcast speaks to that criticality. Yes, sometimes the public information officer (PIO) is also the emergency manager!

Disaster Zone podcast: “Emergency Managers and the Vitality of Public Information”

Here’s the description of the podcast:

“The challenges around sharing information with the public about emergencies and disasters has never been more difficult. With me today is Brad Huffines, a passionate instructor and thought leader in the world of emergency public messaging. His deep passions draw from his years of weather risk management, emergency management instruction and broadcast meteorology on a local and national stage. He is currently the VP of Risk Communications and Chief Meteorologist of and represents the products and services of WeatherCall Services, LLC. He is also a contract instructor with the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, MD. He teaches and present at seminars, community gatherings, and as an invited subject matter expert on meteorology, social media and emergency notification.”
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.