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January 2014

How Boulder, Colo., Prepared for ‘Biblical’ Rainfall

Torrential rain and flash flooding tested Boulder’s preparedness and mitigation initiatives, but lessons from previous disasters kept the community afloat.


Collaboration Moves Utah Toward Next-Gen 911

The Greater Wasatch Multi-Node Project is the first IP-capable 911 call delivery system in Utah.

What It’s Like to Run a One-Person Department

Most rural emergency managers lack resources and staff but still must prepare for the worst.

How Sandy Changed Social Media Strategies in New York City

The New York City Fire Department’s social media manager, Emily Rahimi, remembers Hurricane Sandy and addresses how social media use during emergencies has evolved.

Louisiana Law Requires Schools to Plan for an Active Shooter

The Sandy Hook school shooting prompts Louisiana to require schools and law enforcement to collaborate.

California School to Test Gunshot Detection Software

An Oakland charter school will be among the first in the country to use the new technology.


How and When to Brief (Column)

Briefings in an activated EOC come in all shapes and sizes, and there are more bad briefings than good ones.

Emergency Managers Need To Understand Their True Role

Identifying with tasks rather than your true role leads to failure

Medics Entering 'Warm Zones' Will Save Lives (Column)

Medical personnel are following law enforcement's strategy and not waiting for the scene to be cleared before entering.


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