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Listen, Watch, & Support DTP: www.thereadinesslab.com/dtp-linksBoost the Signal with a $5 monthly donation!Become a TRL Insider Member with a ton of extra content!The Bio of UCI Emergency Management Deputy Director, Vanessa Flores who is a former member of the United States Airforce:Vanessa Flores holds a distinguished career in emergency management. With over 11 years of dedicated service in the United States Air Force, including roles as a Readiness and Emergency Manager, she has honed her skills in program and budget management, training, and problem-solving across diverse operations worldwide, protecting assets exceeding $11.5B and exceeding senior leadership expectations. Vanessa's proficiency shines notably as the Deputy Director of Emergency Management at the University of California, Irvine. Here, her focus on planning for mass care incidents underscores her expertise in ensuring UCI's readiness and response excellence. Vanessa's mastery extends throughout all phases of emergency management. With her comprehensive background, complemented by a master's degree in human resources management, Vanessa stands as an accomplished emergency manager, dedicated to service excellence and readiness, particularly in the realm of mass care incidents for UCI.Major Endorsements:L3Harris's BeOn PPT App. Learn more about this amazing product here: www.l3harris.comPropper Apparel: From the outdoors to the EOC, wear Propper. www.propper.com Paladin by Acela: Take a ride to your final destination with the BOX, a mobile MCI refrigerated morgue: www.paladinprepare.com Impulse: Bleeding Control Kits by professionals for professionals: www.dobermanemg.com/impulseDoberman Emergency Management Group provides subject matter experts in planning and training: www.dobermanemg.comThe Readiness Lab Podcast Network:Disaster Tough Podcast is part of The Readiness Lab Podcast NetworkFor sponsorship requests: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: www.thereadinesslab.com#emergencymanagement #disastertough #leadership #emergencyservices
The new Emergency Management and Recovery Minister, Mark Mitchell, is visiting Gisborne on Friday to see cyclone and flood ravaged communities for himself. Mayors in Tairāwhiti and Hawke's Bay have said they wanted to see Mitchell in person ground before Christmas. Mark Mitchell joins us now.
In Episode 27 of the Town Manager Download, Kevin and Taylor are joined by Deputy Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Seth Colby to discuss the Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency, one part of our public safety team the community might not know too much about!
Listen, Watch, & Support DTP:www.thereadinesslab.com/dtp-links #emergencymanagement #disastertough #leadership #mentorship#education #risinggeneration #emergencyservices ---Whether it's earthquakes and wildfires on the west coast, tornadoes on the plains, tropical storms and hurricanes in the south, or major snowstorms in the northeast, Emergency Managers have to be ready for a variety of disaster scenarios depending on where they are located. However, while the locations and the type of disasters vary, the principles of readiness, mitigation, and response are pretty universal.This week's guest on the Disaster Tough Podcast, Shad Ahmed knows this well. While Shad currently serves as the Director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM), his previous experience working with a variety of agencies on the east coast, namely the City of Lowell and Town of Windham in Massachusetts.In this episode, Shad and host John Scardena discuss the differences and similarities between Emergency Management on the east and west coasts, along with how to build a strong culture of readiness and response at the local level. Major Endorsements: L3harris' BeOn PPT App. Learn more about this amazing product here: www.l3harris.com Propper Apparel: From the outdoors, to the EOC, wear Propper! www.propper.com Doberman Emergency Management Group provides subject matter experts in planning and training: www.dobermanemg.com The Readiness Lab Podcast Network: Disaster Tough Podcast is part of The Readiness Lab Podcast NetworkFor sponsorship requests: email@example.com or visit our website: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/
Listen, Watch, & Support DTP:www.thereadinesslab.com/dtp-links #emergencymanagement #disastertough #leadership #mentorship#education #risinggeneration #emergencyservices ---Protecting urban populations is a major principle of Emergency Management, especially considering the turmoil happening in the world in Gaza and Ukraine. For that reason, the Disaster Tough Podcast is talking to Chris De Ruyter, the Director of the National Center for Urban Ops. According to their website, the National Center for Urban Ops is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization dedicated to providing expertise and insights to leaders operating in dense urban environments in fulfillment of national security, public safety, and urban resilience goals. They operate under a moniker they call the “Five I's”: Infrastructure, Interagency, Interoperability, Information, and Innovation.Chris is a former Army Ranger with combat experience in Iraq. He attended The Readiness Lab's Emergency Management for Dynamic Populations course in 2022.In this episode, Chris and host John Scardena discuss the ways to best protect urban populations in times of war, specifically in reference to the situation in Gaza.Major Endorsements: L3harris' BeOn PPT App. Learn more about this amazing product here: www.l3harris.com Propper Apparel: From the outdoors, to the EOC, wear Propper! www.propper.com Doberman Emergency Management Group provides subject matter experts in planning and training: www.dobermanemg.com The Readiness Lab Podcast Network: Disaster Tough Podcast is part of The Readiness Lab Podcast NetworkFor sponsorship requests: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: www.thereadinesslab.com
Deputy Leader of the Nationals and Shadow Minister for Water and Emergency Management, Senator Perin Davey, has shared her perspective on the Labor government's plan to buy back water.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this podcast we examine the current status of policies and best practices associated with non-military drone operations here in the United States. The podcast guest is Dr. Gloria Totoricaguena, a former university professor at Stanford University and University of Nevada, Reno, and now a policy consultant in Idaho. Her clients and projects in Idaho have included the ID Office of Emergency Management and its creation of a statewide Public Safety Communications Commission, in addition to its coordination with FirstNet. Gloria has helped coordinate Idaho's annual statewide Cybersecurity Summit for 10 years, and is the Coordinator of the Idaho Council for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region. She is a registered government affairs consultant in Idaho and regularly assists state agencies with policy and strategy development, research, and public engagement, She recently completed a policy-level research project described below.Dynamis, a leading provider of information management software and security solutions, is a sponsor of this podcast.Eric Holdeman is a professional emergency manager who is passionate about providing information that can help families, businesses & governments become better prepared for disasters of all types. Hear first hand expert insights from Eric on his Podcast, Blog & EricHoldeman.com.
Pano believes that we earn moxie through putting in the work and paying the price, not instant gratification. As a lover of the outdoors and wild places, he finds opportunities to cultivate moxie and apply the lessons of nature to his life and the lives of those he encounters through his work, teaching, and volunteer commitments.Pano is the director of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety Programs for Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT, where he oversaw the University's successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He teaches in the University's Department of Biology and the Kathwari Honors Program and is the faculty advisor to the WCSU Adventure Club. If that's not enough, he's a volunteer firefighter for the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department, a certified EMT, a steadfastly loyal Liverpool FC fan, and a bread baker. He has been an instructor at the Connecticut Fire Academy and the Technology Management program at Central Connecticut State University.Pano's understanding of risk and how to assess and manage it provides a foundation for moving through the world with less worry and more empowerment. He observes that nothing we do in life is 100 percent risk-free–our job is to identify risk, minimize it, and understand that there are some parts of life we can't plan for or control. His time outdoors allows him to hurl expletives into the ruthless ascents of the trail, literal and figurative. But by immersing in forests and canyons, he finds the confidence to know that whatever life throws at him, he has the inner resources and moxie to get through it.This episode of Main Street Moxie is proudly sponsored by Elyse Harney Real Estate and Kindred Property Care.ResourcesEmergency Management – Western Connecticut State UniversityGet Help | Emergency Preparedness | Red CrossReady.govEmergency Preparedness and Response | CDCCommunity Safety Resources - National Safety Council (nsc.org)Support the show
Guest Speaker:William Latchford, President Native Peacekeeper Consulting GroupCo-Director FSU College of Criminology &Criminal Justice Native American Crimeand Justice Research & Policy Institute Episode Description:Since we are moving full steam ahead into the Holiday Season, we sat down with William Latchford, President of the Native Peacekeeper Consulting Group and newly appointed Co-Director of the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Native American Crime and Justice Research & Policy Institute, to learn all about how you and your family can stay observant, inconspicuous, and SAFE during this merry time of year. William shares with our hosts Ouista Atkins and Brooke Warrington, the Training and Development Coordinator and Specialist respectively of the Seminole Tribe of Florida's Native Learning Center, tips for navigating the holiday season from a public safety perspective. William digs into understanding criminal patterns, in-person and online shopping safety, further fostering community, and how to make sure your home isn't a target a la Home Alone style this holiday season. Listen in and spread the word to your neighbors in Indian Country, so we can all enJOY the holiday with our loved ones. From all of us at the NLC, happy holidays to you and yours!!! Speaker Bio:I am currently the President of Native Peacekeeper Consultant Group, LLC, and have dedicated my career to safeguarding and serving the Native American community. With over 30 years of Public Safety experience with the Seminole Tribe of Florida recently retiring as the Executive Director of Public Safety, I have been responsible for overseeing multiple departments, including the police chief, fire chief, and emergency manager. My focus on effective collaboration among these departments has maximized their collective potential to deliver superior services to the community. As the Chief of Police, I led the police department in providing high-quality services to the community. I was responsible for implementing innovative strategies, policies, and programs aimed at enhancing public safety and reducing crime. My experience in the gaming industry has given me insight into security and risk management for Tribal Gaming enterprises. My expertise in public safety has proven invaluable in helping to identify vulnerabilities and develop effective risk management strategies for Tribal Gaming operations. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration and a Master's degree in Criminal Justice, specializing in Emergency Management. I am currently pursuing a doctorate degree at Saint Leo University, specializing in Homeland Security. Leadership is a cornerstone of my career, with over 26 years of positional leadership roles. I have attended top law enforcement training programs across the country, including the FBI National Academy session 241, FBI LEEDA, Command Officers Development Course from the University of Louisville, and many other leadership courses. I am also dedicated to sharing my expertise and knowledge with others. I have trained and mentored numerous law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency management personnel throughout my career. I am a certified instructor and regularly conduct training sessions on topics such as leadership, emergency preparedness, and community policing. In addition to my work in public safety, I am actively involved in my community. I am a member of the International Police Chiefs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association, FBINA Associates, FBILEEDA Associates, and National Native American Law Enforcement Association. Overall, my commitment to the Native American community and public safety is unparalleled. With my focus on concierge community service and extensive experience in public safety, I am committed to helping Native American communities across the country.
High Reliability, The Healthcare FM Podcast is brought to you by Gosselin/Martin Associates. Our show discusses the issues, challenges, and opportunities within the Healthcare Facilities Management (FM) function.The @HealthcareFacilitiesNetwork welcomes Scott Cormier, Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care, and Safety at @medxcel. Throughout this podcast, Scott imparts actionable information accumulated throughout his career, both in and out of healthcare. With Emergency Management as the umbrella, we discuss leadership traits, systemization, helping employees when experiencing a natural disaster at their home, and the impact on a community when a hospital closes during a disaster. Scott provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Great Texas Freeze of February 2021. It brought significant snow and cold, which impacted Medxcel hospitals in the region. As always, thank you for listening. Subscribe to the Healthcare Facilities NetworkCheck us out at https://gosselin-associates.com
Henrico County has been awarded a federal grant in the amount of ,114 for its hazardous materials team as part of the Homeland Security Grant Program. The program funds will be administered by Virginia Department of Emergency Management, as part of an annual process to allocate more than .7 million through various federal grant programs to enhance emergency preparedness and security in the commonwealth. Henrico's grant is part of an allocation of .5M for non-competitive grants from this year's State Homeland Security Program to fund projects sustaining hazardous materials teams, technical rescue teams, incident management teams, radio communications caches, and...Article LinkSupport the show
Eddie's mother had to deal with adversity and chaos from a very early age, yet she always remained calm. She was the only child of a single mother and she never knew her father until later on in life. She fell in love and got married at the age of 16, had two children and became a single mother herself by the time her oldest son, Eddie, was 5 years old. Barbara was hardworking and had the help of her mother and grandmothers, though her maternal grandmother suffered from Polio and MS. She was a sexual assault survivor who was held captive and tortured after she came home for lunch one day and surprised a burglar. For many years after the incident, she was a very out spoken advocate for sexual assault victims and survivors. Eddie says, "she wouldn't accept the fact that she had limitations."Book titled, "After Disaster, Insiders Perspective from the Heart of Chaos, available now.Hope you enjoy the episode.
We continue our coverage of Storm Debi around the country with Keith Leonard, Director of Emergency Management at the Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government, and with Patrick O'Donovan, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office for Public Works and Brian Tapley, ESB Networks Regional Manager.
We continue our coverage of Storm Debi around the country with Keith Leonard, Director of Emergency Management at the Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government, and with Patrick O'Donovan, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office for Public Works and Brian Tapley, ESB Networks Regional Manager.
Click to listen to episode (5:19).Sections below are the following:Transcript of AudioAudio Notes and AcknowledgmentsImagesExtra InformationSourcesRelated Water Radio EpisodesFor Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.)Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 11-6-23. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the weeks of November 27 and December 4, 2023. MUSIC – 8 sec – Instrumental. That's part of “Backburner,” by The Faux Paws. It opens Virginia Water Radio's annual episode on winter-weather preparedness. Have a listen for about 30 seconds to some of the song's lyrics to set the stage for talking about cold times. MUSIC – ~32 sec – Lyrics: “I put my heart in the freezer, I put my love on ice, I tell myself I don't need her, wouldn't that be nice? I put my heart in the freezer, I put my love on hold, I tell myself I don't need her, and then I wonder why I feel so cold. I wonder why I feel, I wonder why I feel, I wonder why I feel so cold.” All Virginia residents, whether or not they've tried to put their heart in the freezer, will soon have no wonder about why they feel so cold: winter astronomically begins in Virginia on December 21 at 10:27 p.m. That's the Eastern Standard time of the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, when that hemisphere is at its maximum tilt away from the sun. From well before the December solstice, all the way through the season's conclusion in March, winter can bring cold temperatures, hazardous roads, power outages, fire hazards, and other concerns. To help you be prepared, here are 10 tips compiled from information provided by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1. Avoid traveling in winter-storm conditions if you can. If you must travel, get road-condition information from the Virginia 511 telephone system, mobile app, or Web site, and carry in your vehicle an emergency kit, including jumper cables, blankets, a flashlight, food and water, and other items. 2. Have battery-powered sources of lighting and information, along with enough batteries to last through a power outage of several days. 3. Develop and practice a family emergency plan that covers sheltering; escape from a home fire; emergency meeting places; communications; a supply of food, water, and medications; and other factors specific to your circumstances. 4. Get fireplaces, wood stoves, and chimneys inspected and cleaned. 5. Install a smoke detector in every bedroom and on every floor level; test them monthly and replace the batteries at least annually. 6. Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery every six months. 7. If you use electric space heaters, make sure they'll switch off automatically if the heater falls over; plug them into wall outlets, not extension cords; keep them at least three feet from combustible objects; don't leave heaters unattended; and check for cracked or damaged wires or plugs. 8. Generators, camp stoves, and other devices that burn gasoline, charcoal, or other fuels should be used outdoors only. 9. Learn where to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts.And 10. Be careful of overexertion during snow shoveling. More information on preparing for winter weather, fires, and other emergencies is available online from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, at vaemergency.gov. Next time the forecast calls for snow, freezing rain, or other wintry weather, here's hoping that you can stay warm, dry, and safe. Thanks to Andrew VanNorstrand for permission to use this episode's music, and we close with about 20 more seconds of “Backburner.” MUSIC - ~20 sec – Instrumental. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment. For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624. Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close this episode. In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS “Backburner,” from the 2023 album of the same name, is copyright by The Faux Paws, used with permission of Andrew VanNorstrand. More information about The Faux Paws is available online at https://thefauxpaws.bandcamp.com/. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode. More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGES (Photographs are by Virginia Water Radio.) Ice on the New River in Giles County, Va., January 1, 2018. Frozen rain on, and sleet below, a Red Maple tree in Blacksburg, Va. (Montgomery County),December 16, 2020.Ice on a seasonal pond in Heritage Park in Blacksburg, Va. (Montgomery County), December 31, 2022. EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS The following information is quoted from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, “Winter Weather,” online at https://www.vaemergency.gov/threats/winter-weather, as of 11-6-23. “Winter storms can range from freezing rain or ice to a few hours of moderate snowfall, to a blizzard that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures, power outages, and unpredictable road conditions. Before, during, and after a winter storm, roads and walkways may become extremely dangerous or impassable. Access to critical community services such as public transportation, child care, healthcare providers and schools may be limited. Preparing your home, car, and family before cold weather and a winter storm arrives is critical. *During a winter storm, stay off the roads as much as possible and only drive when absolutely necessary. Always give snow plows the right of way.*Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning device inside your home, garage, basement, crawlspace, or any other partially enclosed area.*Snow shoveling is a known trigger for heart attacks! Always avoid overexertion when shoveling.*When severe weather occurs, plan to check on elderly or disabled neighbors and relatives.*If you must travel, know the road conditions before you leave home. Visit 511Virginia.org or call 511 for road condition updates.*Protect yourself from frostbite! Hands, feet, and face are the most commonly affected areas so wear a hat, and mittens (which are warmer than gloves) and cover your mouth with a scarf to reduce heat loss.*Keep dry! Change out of wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat.*Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer or heavy clothing. Winter Storm Watch – Be Aware Severe weather such as heavy snow or ice is possible in the next day or two. Winter Storm Warning – Take Action Severe winter conditions have either begun or will begin soon in your area. Prepare Your Home *Make sure your home is properly insulated.*Check the weather stripping around your windows and doors.*Learn how to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts.*Have additional heat sources on hand in case of a power outage.*Keep a fire extinguisher accessible.*Replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector annually. Prepare Your Car *Batteries lose power as temperatures drop, be sure to have yours tested.*Check your car's antifreeze level.*Have your radiator system serviced.*Replace your car's windshield wiper fluid with a wintertime mix.*Proactively replace your car's worn tires and wiper blades.*To help with visibility, clean off your car entirely – including your trunk, roof, windows, and headlights. Include a Car Emergency Kit Tailor your winter car emergency supply kit to you and your family's needs. Here are suggested items: blankets;drinking water and snacks for everyone in the car, including pets;boots;basic first-aid kit;warm coat and insulating layers (sweatpants, gloves, hat, socks,);rags, paper towels, or pre-moistened wipes;basic set of tools;car emergency warning devices such as road flares or reflectors;ice scraper/snow brush;jumper cables/jump pack;fire extinguisher;cash;items for children such as diapers, baby wipes, toys, etc.;flashlight, with extra batteries;hand warmers;paper map;portable smartphone power bank;extra medication;garbage bags;traction aid such as sand, salt, or non-clumping, cat litter;tarp, raincoat, and gloves;shovel. Did You Know? *Dehydration can make you more susceptible to hypothermia.*If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for your pet! Don't leave pets outside for prolonged periods of time and have plenty of fresh, unfrozen water on hand.*It can snow at temperatures well above freezing.*Temperatures do not have to be below zero degrees to cause harm.” SOURCES USED FOR AUDIO AND OFFERING MORE INFORMATION Timeanddate.com, “December Solstice: Longest and Shortest Day of the Year,” by Konstantin Bikos, Aparna Kher, and Graham Jones, online at https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/december-solstice.html. American Red Cross, “Winter Storm Safety,” online at https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm.html, or contact your local Red Cross chapter. Farmers' Almanac, “The First Day Of Winter 2023: Winter Solstice,” online at https://www.farmersalmanac.com/winter-solstice-first-day-winter. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):“Be Prepared for a Winter Storm,” online at https://community.fema.gov/ProtectiveActions/s/article/Winter-Storm;“Build a Kit,” online at https://www.ready.gov/kit; “Car Safety,” online at https://www.ready.gov/car; “Make a Plan,” online at https://www.ready.gov/plan;“Portable Heater Fire Safety,” online (as a PDF) at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/portable_heater_fire_safety_flyer.pdf;“Portable Heater Fires in Residential Buildings (2017-2019),” online (as a PDF) at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/statistics/v21i11.pdf; and “Winter Weather,” online at http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “NOAA Weather Radio,” online at https://www.weather.gov/nwr/.National Weather Service, “Weather and Water Events Preparedness Calendar,” online at https://www.weather.gov/safety/events_calendar. This page lists events by state.National Weather Service/Cleveland, Ohio, Forecast Office, “The Seasons, the Equinox, and the Solstices,” online at https://www.weather.gov/cle/seasons. Smithsonian Science Education Center, “What is the Winter Solstice?” Online at https://ssec.si.edu/stemvisions-blog/what-winter-solstice.U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning/Frequently Asked Questions,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/co/faqs.htm; and “Proper Use of Candles During a Power Outage,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/psa/candles.html. U.S. Department of Energy, “Small Space Heaters,” online at https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/small-space-heaters. Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), online at https://www.vaemergency.gov/. This is the Commonwealth of Virginia's central source of information on preparedness for all types of emergencies and disasters. See particularly the following pages:“Winter Weather,” online at https://www.vaemergency.gov/threats/winter-weather;“Fires,” online at https://www.vaemergency.gov/threats/fires; and“Make a Car Emergency Kit” (1 min./31 sec. video), online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPgvWgtiWHI. Virginia Department of Health, “Winter Weather Preparedness,” online at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/public-relations-contacts/winter-weather-preparedness/. Virginia Department of Transportation, “Virginia Traffic Information,” online at http://www.511virginia.org/. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html). See particularly the “Weather/Climate/Natural Disasters” subject category. Following are links to previous years' winter-preparedness episodes, with music used in the episodes. Episode 190, 12-2-13. Episode 242, 12-1-14 – featuring “Cold World” by Kat Mills. Episode 292, 11-30-15 – featuring “Winter is Coming” by The Steel Wheels. Episode 344, 11-28-16 – featuring “Drive the Cold Winter Away” by Timothy Seaman. Episode 396, 11-27-17 – featuring “Winter's Fall” by No Strings Attached. Episode 448, 11-26-18 – featuring “New Boots” by John McCutcheon. Episode 501, 12-2-19 – featuring “Cold Frosty Morn'” by New Standard.Episode 553, 11-30-20 – featuring “Drive the Cold Winter Away” by Timothy Seaman and “Cold World” by Kat Mills.Episode 605, 11-29-21 – featuring “Mid-winter Etude” by Timothy Seaman.Episode 643, 12-5-22 – featuring “Winter is Coming” by The Steel Wheels. Following are links to some other winter-related episodes.Frost – Episode 597, 10-4-21. Freezing and ice – Episode 606, 12-6-21 (especially for grades K-3). Ice on ponds and lakes – Episode 404, 1-22-18 (especially for grades 4-8). Ice on rivers –
Each state emergency management agency has many commonalities and also differences. In this podcast, Brad Richy the Director of the Idaho Office of Emergency Management is interviewed. As the Director, he is responsible for Idaho's emergency preparedness and response planning in support of the Idaho Homeland Security and Emergency Management Strategies. He serves as the Homeland Security Advisor and principal Emergency Management Advisor to the Governor and The Adjutant General. As the Governor's Authorized Representative Brad acts as the single point of contact for all federal, regional, and state emergency management activities. Brad also serves as the State Administrative Agent overseeing implementation and compliance of all eligible Department of Homeland Security sponsored grants.This episode is sponsored by Bent Ear Solutions which offers comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues of your organization. We advise public and private organizations on an all-inclusive approach to disaster preparedness that addresses governance, planning, operational procedures, technology implementation, training, and exercises in order to achieve a successful and sustainable program.Eric Holdeman is a professional emergency manager who is passionate about providing information that can help families, businesses & governments become better prepared for disasters of all types. Hear first hand expert insights from Eric on his Podcast, Blog & EricHoldeman.com.
Join us for an extraordinary session as The MisFitNation Show proudly hosts US Marine Corps Veteran, Joe Malone, a leading authority in personal safety consulting and violence prevention training. Drawing on his extensive service under the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC Raiders), Joe brings a wealth of combat-tested knowledge. With seven deployments to critical theatres including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, Joe's experience is nothing short of exceptional. After dedicating 13 years to military service, Joe transitioned to launch Southern Cross, a training company committed to empowering everyday Americans with the skills and knowledge to safeguard themselves and their loved ones against violent threats. Joe's accolades are extensive. He holds a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is an internationally board-certified Protection Professional (CPP) through ASIS, and boasts an array of certifications including EMT, Mobile Forensics Examiner, NRA firearms instructor, and more. Having trained thousands of citizens, law enforcement, and military personnel worldwide, Joe is a distinguished program content creator for Special Operations Digital Intelligence. He is also the author of "The Women's Safety Guide," an invaluable resource for personal safety. Today, Joe channels his expertise into customized training programs for corporations and individuals, empowering them to proactively prepare for and prevent violence. Don't miss this riveting episode with Joe Malone on November 5th at 7 PM CST. Tune in on all The MisFitNation Social Media platforms and YouTube @The_MisFitNation. #JoeMalone #MarineVeteran #ViolencePrevention #SelfDefense #CombatTraining #MilitaryService #PersonalSafety #PeerSupport #Veterans #CombatVeteran #Empowerment #TrainingPrograms #HomelandSecurity #EmergencyManagement #CertifiedProtectionProfessional #EMT #Forensics #RescueDiver #Leadership #Motivation #Podcast #HomeFrontSitrep #VeteranOwnedBusinesses #CommunityService #MisFitNationShow #RichLaMonica #HMG
The recent disaster in Maui was the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century, and it has highlighted a gaping hole in the country's disaster response.
On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we'll be continuing the conversation around the ongoing attempts to professionalize emergency management and discussing why this topic matters, where we are right now, what barriers we continue to encounter, and what the road ahead might look like. On the panel I have the pleasure of speaking with Tarina College, Carolyn Dumbeck, Jack Lindsay, Josh Morin, and JJ MacIssac as they tell us what they are doing to further the cause. All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian Episode Links: Core Competency Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjJo3sCg9y_lsPcSABmG8Le8U7ZGuStKmTbYs7C5wGejSaAg/viewform Like/Follow/Share: www.epicpodcast.ca @EPIC__podcast (twitter) email@example.com (email) EPIC Team: Grayson Cockett Dr. Joshua Bezanson Sarah Hunn
Major religious traditions call on their adherents to respond to the causes of suffering, those who suffer, and the prevention of suffering. The ways we respond and serve can take many forms including activism and holding political office. How does spiritual practice support the difficult work of speaking truth to power as well as being in positions of power without losing focus on the relief of suffering? In this book talk and conversation, Lori E. Lightfoot, Esq., 56th Mayor of Chicago, and Pamela Ayo Yetunde, J.D., Th.D., author of Casting Indra's Net: Fostering Spiritual Kinship and Community, reflected on the role of political officeholders and public theologians in the divisive social contexts we live in today. This event was live-streamed on the HDS Youtube channel, and took place October 24, 2023. Bios Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago Law School. She was an Assistant United States Attorney who also served in other governmental positions with the Chicago Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management and later, Lightfoot was a law partner at Mayer Brown. Lightfoot served as the 56th Mayor of Chicago. She was the second woman, first African-American female and first openly gay person to ever serve as Mayor. Her tenure ran from May 2019—May 2023. Mayor Lightfoot is a 2023 Senior Leadership Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where she is teaching a course on leadership and key discussion-making in public health. Pamela Ayo Yetunde, J.D., Th.D., is a pastoral counselor in private practice, Community Dharma Leader, human rights advocate, and the author of Casting Indra's Net: Fostering Spiritual Kinships and Community. Along with HDS's Dr. Cheryl A. Giles, Ayo co-edited Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation and Freedom. This anthology led to Dr. Charles Stang, director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, hosting a powerful program about being Black and Buddhist. Ayo is also an associate editor with Lion's Roar and Buddhadharma and has hosted many of their podcast interviews. You can visit Ayo's website (https://www.pamelaayoyetunde.com:) for more information, including how to purchase the book. For more information: https://hds.harvard.edu/academics/ministry-studies/buddhist-ministry-initiative A transcript is forthcoming.
In this episode of the Crisis. Conflict. Emergency Management. podcast, host Kyle King interviews Chief Jorge Rodriguez, the Emergency Management Coordinator for El Paso City-County Office. They discuss the complexities of mass migration, its impact on emergency services, and unique challenges it presents. Chief Jorge Rodriguez, with extensive crisis management experience, shares insights into El Paso's dynamic landscape, providing a comprehensive view of emergency management in the context of mass migration. Join Kyle and Jorge as they explore this evolving field, emphasizing the critical role of communication, adaptation, and preparedness. Show Highlights [02:18] How Jorge started in emergency management [04:57] The challenges associated with managing mass population movements in emergency situations [25:53] The systemic effects of rapid population explosion in Jorge's community [29:19] Which public communication methods Jorge used after the terrorist incident [31:40] Jorge's outlook for the coming years and the path ahead for community emergency managers Connect with Jorge Rodriguez -LinkedIn
The best person to manage your career is yourself. No one else is going to do it for you. The podcast guest for this episode of Disaster Zone is Laurie Holien, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Programs at Idaho State University. Laurie Holien is an Associate Professor and Director of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree programs at Idaho State University. Prior to working in academics, she was the Deputy Director at Oregon Emergency Management. She has 21 years of operational experience in security, emergency management, critical infrastructure, and academics. She has served as the NPS-CHDS Alumni Fellow for FEMA HQ, working in the National Response Coordination Center. She consulted as an Operations Research Analyst working with the Department of the Navy, Dept of Homeland Security, FEMA, and local agencies. Laurie worked for many years in local government as a strategic advisor and security manager responsible for critical infrastructure protection and emergency management missions at the City of Seattle, Public Utilities Department, and served as the Planning Section Chief on a level 3 Incident Management Team. Ms. Holien earned her master's degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Washington.Laurie has had a wide range of experiences working in the emergency management profession. In the podcast we talk about education, generalists vs. specialists, mentors and mentoring. We also dive into the challenges that you might run into as a woman in the profession and potential ethics issues you could bump into as you assume more responsible roles in the profession.Merit is a first-of-its-kind, all-hazards, digital credentialing platform that equips emergency responders with innovative tools to securely manage their personnel on-site, no matter the situation. Merit's platform is relied on in mission-critical situations such as the Surfside building collapse and at secure Health and Human Service facilities and is trusted by a growing network of thousands of partners. Eric Holdeman is a professional emergency manager who is passionate about providing information that can help families, businesses & governments become better prepared for disasters of all types. Hear first hand expert insights from Eric on his Podcast, Blog & EricHoldeman.com.
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You can also subscribe to the free tier below:WhoMatt Vohs, General Manager of Cascade Mountain, WisconsinRecorded onOctober 10, 2023About Cascade MountainClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: The Walz familyLocated in: Portage, WisconsinYear founded: 1962Pass affiliations: NoneReciprocal partners: NoneClosest neighboring ski areas: Devil's Head (:20), Christmas Mountain Village (:30), Tyrol Basin (1:00)Base elevation: 820 feetSummit elevation: 1,280 feetVertical drop: 460 feetSkiable Acres: 176Average annual snowfall: 50-60 inchesTrail count: 48 (23% advanced, 40% intermediate, 37% beginner)Lift count: 10 (2 high-speed quads, 3 fixed-grip quads, 1 triple, 2 doubles, 1 ropetow, 1 carpet – view Lift Blog's inventory of Cascade's lift fleet)Why I interviewed himContrary to what you may imagine, Midwesterners do not pass their winters staring wistfully at the western horizon, daydreaming only of the Back Bowls and Wasatch tram rides. They're not, God help us, New Yorkers. Because unlike the high-dollar Manhattanite with weeks booked at Deer Valley and Aspen, Midwesterners ski even when they're not on vacation. Sure, they'll tag that week in Summit County or Big Sky (driving there, most likely, from Grand Rapids or Cincinnati or Des Moines), but they'll fill in the calendar in between. They'll ski on weekends. They'll ski after work. They'll ski with their kids and with their buddies and with their cousins. They'll ski in hunter orange and in Vikings jerseys and in knit caps of mysterious vintage. They'll ski with a backpack full of High Life and a crockpot tucked beneath each arm and a pack of jerky in their coat pocket. “Want some,” they'll offer as you meet them for the first time on the chairlift, a 55-year-old Hall double with no safety bar. “My buddy got an elk permit this year.”They ski because it's fun and they ski because it's cold and they ski because winter is 16 months long. But mostly they ski because there are ski areas everywhere, and because they're pretty affordable. Even Vail doesn't break double digits at its Midwest bumps, with peak-day lift tickets reaching between $69 and $99 at the company's 10 ski areas spread between Missouri and Ohio.Because of this affordable density, the Midwest is still a stronghold for the blue-collar ski culture that's been extinguished in large parts of the big-mountain West. You may find that notion offensive - that skiing, in this rustic form, could be more approachable. If so, you're probably not from the Midwest. These people are hard to offend. Michigan-born Rabbit, AKA Eminem, channels this stubborn regional pride in 8 Mile's closing rap battle, when he obliterates nemesis Papa Doc by flagrantly itemizing his flaws.“I know everything he's got to say against me” may as well be the mantra of the Midwest skier. In the U.S. ski universe, Colorad-Bro is Papa Doc, standing dumbfounded after Wisco Bro just turned his sword around on himself:This guy ain't no m***********g MCI know everything he's got to say against meMy hill is short, It snows 30 inches per yearI do ski with a coffee Thermos filled with beerMy boys do ski in camouflageI do ride Olin 210s I found in my Uncle Jack's garageI did hit an icy jumpAnd biff like a chumpAnd my last chairlift ride was 45 seconds longI'm still standing here screaming “Damn let's do it again!”You can't point out the idiosyncratic shortcomings of Midwest skiing better than a Midwest skier. They know. And they love the whole goddamn ball of bologna.But that enthusiasm wouldn't track if Wisconsin's 33 ski areas were 33 hundred-foot ropetow bumps. As in any big ski state to its east or west, Wisco has a hierarchy, a half-dozen surface lift-only operations; a smattering of 200-footers orbiting Milwaukee; a few private clubs; and, at the top of the food chain, a handful of sprawling operations that can keep a family entertained for a weekend: Granite Peak, Whitecap, Devil's Head, and Cascade. And, just as I'm working my way through the Wasatch and Vermont and Colorado by inviting the heads of those region's ski areas onto the podcast, so I'm going to (do my best to) deliver conversations with the leaders of the big boys in the Upper Midwest. This is my sixth Wisconsin podcast, and my 15th focused on the Midwest overall (five in Michigan, one each in Indiana, Ohio, and South Dakota, plus my conversation with Midwest Family Ski Resorts head Charles Skinner – view them all here). I've also got a pair of Minnesota episodes (Lutsen and Buck Hill), and another Michigan (Snowriver) one booked over the coming months.I don't record these episodes just to annoy Colorado-Bro (though that is pretty funny), or because I'm hanging onto the Midwest ski areas that stoked my rabid obsession with skiing (though I am), or because the rest of the ski media has spent 75 years ignoring them (though they have). I do it because the Midwest has some damn good ski areas, run by some damn smart people, and they have a whole different perspective on what makes a good and interesting ski area. And finding those stories is kind of the whole point here.What we talked aboutCascade's season-opening plan; summer improvements; how much better snowmaking is getting, and how fast; improving the load area around Cindy Pop; Cascade's unique immoveable neighbor; the funky fun Daisy mid-mountain parking lot; upgrading the Mogul Monster lift; why Cascade changed the name to “JL2”; Cascade's “Midwest ski-town culture”; Devil's Head; when I-94 is your driveway; why JL2 is a fixed-grip lift, even though it runs between two high-speed quads; other lift configurations Cascade considered for JL2; the dreaded icing issue that can murder high-speed lifts; reminiscing on old-school Cascade – “if the hill was open, we were here”; Christmas Mountain; a brief history of the Walz family's ownership; a commitment to independence; whether slopeside lodging could ever be an option; which lifts could be next in line for upgrades; whether Cascade considered a midstation for Cindy Pop; the glory of high-speed ropetows and where Cascade may install another one; the summer of two lift installations; the neverending saga of Cascade's expansion and what might happen next; the story behind the “Cindy Pop” and “B-Dub” lift names and various trail names; why Cindy Pop is a detachable lift and B-Dub is a fixed-grip, even though they went in the same summer; additional expansion opportunities; why Cascade hasn't (and probably won't), joined a multi-mountain ski pass; and Cascade's best idea from Covid-era operations.Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewThe National Ski Areas Association asked me to lead a panel of general managers at their annual convention in Savannah last spring. I offered them a half-dozen topics, and we settled on “megapass holdouts”: large (for their area), regionally important ski areas that could join the Indy Pass – and, in many cases, the Epic and Ikon passes – but have chosen not to. It's a story I'd been meaning to write in the newsletter for a while, but had never gotten to.We wanted nationwide representation. In the west, we locked in Mt. Baker CEO Gwyn Howat and Mt. Rose GM Greg Gavrilets. For the eastern rep, I tapped Laszlo Vajtay, owner of Plattekill, an 1,100-footer tucked less than three hours north of New York City (but nearly unknown to its mainstream skier populations). In the Midwest, Cascade was my first choice.Why? Because it's a bit of an outlier. While the Ikon Pass ignores the Midwest outside of Boyne's two Michigan properties, opportunities for megapass membership are ample. Indy Pass has signed 32 partners in the region, and Vail has added 10 more to its Epic Pass. Five of the remainder are owned by an outfit called Wisconsin Resorts, which has combined them on its own multi-mountain pass. The model works here, is my point, and most of the region's large ski areas have either opted into the Indy Pass, or been forced onto a different megapass by their owner. But not Cascade. Here is a mountain with a solid, modern lift fleet; a sprawling and varied trail network; and what amounts to its own interstate exit. This joint would not only sell Indy Passes – it would be a capable addition to Ikon or Epic, selling passes to voyaging locals in the same way that Camelback and Windham do in the East and Big Bear does in the West. And they know it.But Cascade stands alone. No pass partnerships. No reciprocal deals. Just a mountain on its own, selling lift tickets. What a concept.A core operating assumption of The Storm is that multi-mountain passes are, mostly, good for skiers and ski areas alike. But I have not made much of an effort to analyze counter-arguments that could challenge this belief. The Savannah panel was an exercise in doing exactly that. All four mountain leaders made compelling cases for pass independence. Since that conversation wasn't recorded, however, I wanted to bring a more focused version of it to you. Here you go.What I got wrongI said that “I grew up skiing in Michigan” – that isn't exactly correct. While I did grow up in Michigan, and that's where I started skiing, I never skied until I was a teenager.Why you should ski CascadeLet's say you decided to ski the top five ski areas in every ski state in America. That would automatically drop Cascade onto your list. Even in a state with 33 ski areas, Cascade easily climbs into the top five. It's big. The terrain is varied. It's well managed. The infrastructure is first-rate. And every single year, it gets better.Yes, Cascade is consistent and deliberate in its lift and snowmaking upgrades, but no single change has improved the experience more than limiting lift ticket sales. This was a Covid-era change that the ski area stuck with, Vohs says, after realizing that giving a better experience to fewer skiers made more long-term business sense than jamming the parking lot to overfill every Saturday.Every ski area in America is a work in progress. Watching The Godfather today is the same experience as when the film debuted in 1972. But if you haven't skied Vail Mountain or Sun Valley or Stowe since that year, you'd arrive to an experience you scarcely recognized in 2023. Some ski areas, however, are more deliberate in crafting this evolving story. To some, time sort of happens, and they're surprised to realize, one day, that their 1985 experience doesn't appeal to a 21st century world. But others grab a handsaw and a screwdriver and carefully think through the long-term, neverending renovation of their dream home. Cascade is one of these, constantly, constantly sanding and shifting and shaping this thing that will never quite be finished.Podcast NotesOn Wisconsin's largest ski areasI mentioned that Cascade was one of Wisconsin's largest ski areas. Here's a full state inventory for context:On more efficient modern snowmaking I mentioned a conversation I'd had with Joe VanderKelen, president of SMI Snow Makers, and how he'd discussed the efficiency of modern snowmaking. You can listen to that podcast here:On naming the JL2 liftWhen Cascade replaced the Mogul Monster lift last year, resort officials named the new fixed-grip quad on the same line “JL2.” That, Vohs tells us, is an honorarium to two Cascade locals killed in a Colorado avalanche in 2014: Justin Lentz and Jarrard Law. Per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Feb. 16, 2014:Two men from Portage were killed in a Colorado avalanche while skiing over the weekend.Justin Lentz, 32, and Jarrad Law died when they and five other skiers were swept away by an avalanche late Saturday afternoon, friends and family told Madison television station WISC-TV (Channel 3.)The avalanche occurred at an elevation of about 11,000 feet near Independence Pass, roughly 120 miles southwest of Denver.The two skiers were found at the top of the avalanche, said Susan Matthews, spokeswoman for the Lake County Office of Emergency Management."The skiers were equipped with avalanche beacons, which assisted search and rescue crews in locating them," she said.She said authorities believe the seven skiers triggered the slide. Officials found the bodies of Lentz and Law Sunday afternoon but did not release their names.One of Lentz's family members told WISC-TV that the family was notified Saturday night. Lentz was a Portage High School graduate who was in Colorado on a skiing trip. A friend said Law had worked at Cascade Mountain and was an avid skier.WKOW captured the scene at the JL2 lift's opening this past January:It was a bittersweet moment for those at Cascade Mountain as visitors took a ride on a new ski lift named in honor of two late skiers.When it came time to name the new ski lift at Cascade Mountain in Portage, crews at the resort said there was only option that seemed fitting."We tossed around the idea of naming it after a couple of just really awesome guys who grew up skiing and snowboarding here," said Evan Walz, who is the Inside Operations Manager for Cascade Mountain.The name they landed on was JL2. It's in honor of Jarrard Law and Justin Lentz."[I] wanted to cry," Justin Lentz's mother, Connie Heitke, said. "Because I knew that people were still thinking of them and love them as much as when it first happened."Law and Lentz lost their lives to an avalanche while on a backcountry trip in Colorado in February 2014. Heitke said it has been hard but said it's the support from friends and family that helps her get through."[I] still miss him awfully a lot. He was my first. It's coming around and now that I can feel that it was okay because he used to enjoy life," she said.Seeing people gather for the ribbon cutting of the ski lift's grand opening, Heitke said is a fabulous feeling."He [Justin] would have been grabbing my head and shaking my head and shaking me screaming and yelling and hollering just like he did," she said. "Jarrard would have just been sitting over there really calm with a smile on his face enjoying watching Justin."From Lentz's obituary:Justin T. Lentz, age 32, of Sun Prairie, died on Saturday, February 15, 2014 as the result of a skiing accident in Twin Lakes, Colorado.Justin was born on August 7, 1981 in Portage, the son of Robert and Connie (Heitke) Lentz. He graduated from Portage High School in 2000. He had worked at Staff Electric in Madison since 2005. Justin loved skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and making his weekends better than everyone else's year. From Law's obituary:Jarrard Leigh Law, 34, of Portage, formerly of Carroll County, died tragically while skiing in Colorado Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.He was born Dec. 6, 1979, in Freeport, to Joan (Getz) and Robert Law.Jarrard was baptized at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Savanna and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Portage.He was a 1998 graduate of Portage High School and earned a degree in computer information systems from Madison Area Technical College.For the past 12 years, he was employed by CESA 5 working as a computer technician for the Necedah Area School District.Jarrard was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church serving as an usher and communion assistant.He enjoyed skiing, biking, hiking and many other outdoor activities.On Devil's HeadI've long had a low-grade obsession with ski areas that sit near one another. Despite drawing from identical or very similar weather systems, terrain features, and population bases, they ski, look, and feel like completely different entities. Think A-Basin/Keystone or Sugarbush/Mad River Glen – neighbors that exist, it can seem, in different universes.Many versions of this dot the Midwest, with perhaps the most well-known being Nub's Nob/The Highlands, an independent/Boyne Resorts duo that face one another across a Michigan backroad. How different are they? Both ski areas built new lifts this summer. The Highlands removed three Riblet triples and replaced them with one Doppelmayr D-Line bubble six-pack, a chairlift that probably cost more than the Detroit Lions. Nub's Nob, meanwhile, replaced a Riblet fixed-grip quad with… a Skytrac fixed-grip quad. “High-speed chairlifts at Nub's Nob just don't make sense,” GM Ben Doornbos underscored in a video announcing the replacement:Wisconsin's version of this is Cascade and Devil's Head, which sit 14 road miles apart. While both count similar vertical drops and skiable acreage totals, Devil's Head, like Nub's, relies solely on fixed-grip lifts. It's a bit more backwoods, a bit less visible than Cascade, which is parked like a sentinel over the interstate. Vohs and I talk a bit about the relationship between the two ski areas. Here's a visual of Devil's Head for reference:On Christmas MountainVohs spent some time managing Christmas Mountain, 22 miles down the interstate. He refers to it as, “a very small operation.” The place is more of an amenity for the attached resort than a standalone ski area meant to compete with Cascade or Devil's Head. It's around 200 vertical feet served by a quad and a handletow:On the capacity differences between fixed-grip and high-speed liftsCascade runs four top-to-bottom quads: two detachables and two fixed-grips. Vohs and I discuss what went into deciding which lift to install for each of these lines. Detachable quads, it turns out, are about twice as expensive to install and far more expensive to maintain, and – this is hard to really appreciate – don't move any more skiers per hour than a fixed-grip quad. Don't believe it? Check this excellent summary from Midwest Skiers:You can also read the summary here.On high-speed ropetowsI'm going to go ahead and keep proselytizing on the utility and efficiency of high-speed ropetows until every ski area in America realizes that they need like eight of them. Look at these things go (this one is at Mount Ski Gull in Minnesota):On Cascade's expansion and Google MapsMany years ago, Cascade cut a half dozen or so top-to-bottom trails skier's right of the traditional resort footprint. Were this anywhere other than Cascade, skiers may have barely noticed, but since the terrain rises directly off the interstate, well, they did. Cascade finally strung the B-Dub lift up to serve roughly half the terrain in 2016, but, as you can see on Google Maps, a clutch of trails still awaits lift service:So what's the plan? Vohs tells us in the podcast.The Storm explores the world of lift-served skiing year-round. Join us.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. This is article 90/100 in 2023, and number 476 since launching on Oct. 13, 2019. Want to send feedback? Reply to this email and I will answer (unless you sound insane, or, more likely, I just get busy). You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.stormskiing.com/subscribe
The news often focuses on the negative. Lately, many news stories are about inflation and how we can't afford groceries any more. Then we get positive economic news this week about the economy growing. So which is it? Or is it both? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Robin Ebmeyer, Director of Emergency Management and Safety for Utah Valley University, Luz Lewis Perez, Director of Development and Programs for the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho, and Barb Smith, Director of Communications at Utah Valley University.
Utah is among the dozens of states suing Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram. Are these lawsuits akin to the lawsuits against opioid makers and tobacco companies? Is social media as addictive and dangerous as those substances - or even more so? KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Robin Ebmeyer, Director of Emergency Management and Safety for Utah Valley University, Luz Lewis Perez, Director of Development and Programs for the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho, and Barb Smith, Director of Communications at Utah Valley University.
Men are taking a greater and greater role in caretaking - both of children and aging parents. In fact, 47% of all caretakers of parents are now men. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests about this on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Robin Ebmeyer, Director of Emergency Management and Safety for Utah Valley University, Luz Lewis Perez, Director of Development and Programs for the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho, and Barb Smith, Director of Communications at Utah Valley University.
Instances of violence against both Jews and Muslims have gone up in America since the start of the war in Israel and Gaza. That has prompted an increase in gun sales. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asks her guests about this development on A Woman's View. Her guests this week include Robin Ebmeyer, Director of Emergency Management and Safety for Utah Valley University, Luz Lewis Perez, Director of Development and Programs for the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho, and Barb Smith, Director of Communications at Utah Valley University.
Keep our podcast live – sign up with us: www.thereadinesslab.com/dtp-links#emergencymanagement #disastertough #leadershipSkills and knowledge gained through experience translate to any situation. It's the information that changes.As a risk assessment expert, Barry Moss believes that the skills he has learned over the years can be applied to any emergency situation.From the British Military, to Counterterrorism, to Emergency Management, Barry's experience level knows no bounds.In this episode of the Disaster Tough Podcast, Barry and host John Scardena discuss a variety of topics including improving Risk Assessment processes, field experience vs classroom learning, keeping things fresh and exciting after many years in the field, and a look back at DyPop where Barry was an instructor.They also discuss how narcissism can creep into the field of Emergency Management, and how professionals should be leaning heavily into data and allowing that to influence decision making more than simple gut feelings.Endorsements: L3Harris's BeOn PPT App.Learn more about this amazing product here: www.l3harris.com Doberman Emergency Management Group provides subject matter experts in planning and training: www.dobermanemg.comThe Readiness Lab Podcast Network: Disaster Tough Podcast is part of The Readiness Lab Podcast NetworkFor sponsorship requests: email@example.com or visit our website: www.thereadinesslab.com
This week Authentically Detroit welcomed Peter Blackmer, Lloyd Simpson, and Antonio Cosme of Voices from the Grassroot!Donna and Orlando spoke with the trio about the upcoming project, which highlights longtime Black Detroiters and grassroots organizers perspectives on revitalizing the city. The project, started in 2018, seeks to reckon with the lack of representation that leads to a distorted narrative of Detroit's history along with the voices and vision of its people. Their launch event, commemorating the 10 year anniversary of emergency management's imposition of democracy in Detroit, takes place Thursday, October 26th from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Wayne State University. If you're interested in attending “Reckoning with Racism, Resistance, and Emergency Management,” click here. FOR HOT TAKES:MICHIGAN DEMOCRATS SPLIT ON ISRAEL, PALESTINIAN SUPPORT SLAIN DETROIT AREA SYNAGOGUE LEADER 'FOUGHT FOR EVERYONE'Support the showFollow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Met Éireann has issued an Orange weather warning for Kilkenny, Wexford, and Waterford from today, with a status yellow also coming into effect for several other counties. Speaking to Ciara this morning was Mark Bowe, Met Eireann forecaster and also Paul Rock, Senior fire advisor with the National Directorate for Fire & Emergency Management.
Hour 3 - Good Wednesday morning! Here's what Nick Reed covers this hour: Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is driving the media nuts... Because her office bought a podium. “In terms of specific features, the height of the podium is specific, I don't know if you've noticed, but women are traditionally a little bit shorter than most of our male counterparts, and uh, so that makes a little bit of a difference, but it also incorporates sound components that make it easier to plug in for multiple media outlets at one time to get the best sound quality, I guess, for relaying back to TV and purposes of that nature, and a number of other things I'll let come through in the audit process.” Hundreds of Lebanese protesters, including some waving Palestinian flags, are currently swarming the US embassy in Beirut. Gov. DeSantis is taking action... The Florida Division of Emergency Management has deployed two cargo planes with 85 pallets of donated supplies to Israel. Assailants threw two Molotov cocktails early Wednesday at a synagogue in the center of the German capital of Berlin. Iran's foreign minister posted an ominous tweet on Wednesday that said time is "running out" for Israel.
Emergency management as a profession is constantly evolving. The evolution of federal programs and major disaster events have a way of swaying the priorities of state and local jurisdictions based on new programs and the funding that comes with those programs.In this podcast we explore a number of topics about how emergency management might evolve in the future and the relationship of disaster resilience to our overall disaster response operations that have become much more frequent.The guest for this podcast is Jonathan Gaddy is Clinical Assistant Professor teaching in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management program at Idaho State University. Prior to joining ISU, Jonathan was the Deputy Director and Chief of Staff at the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, where he managed the state's emergency management response and recovery operations for floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Jonathan started his career as a volunteer at the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency in Jacksonville, Alabama, before joining the agency full time and later serving as its director and managing the agency's closeout of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP). Jonathan has a degree in Geography from Jacksonville State University and completed the master's program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. This episode is sponsored by AshBritt, a national rapid-response emergency management and logistics company. Celebrating its 30th year, AshBritt has led response efforts following 60 federally declared disasters across 30 states and has conducted more than 400 missions, successfully serving over 600 clients. AshBritt is the trusted emergency management contractor for cities, counties, states and for federal agencies, including the Department of Defense where AshBritt holds a pre-position debris management contract which covers 25 U.S. states. Eric Holdeman is a professional emergency manager who is passionate about providing information that can help families, businesses & governments become better prepared for disasters of all types. Hear first hand expert insights from Eric on his Podcast, Blog & EricHoldeman.com.
Podcasts are a lot like a stroll in the woods: one minute you're wandering along soaking up the silence and sun, flowers and trees, and the next minute you've missed a step and find yourself worried about survival. In this episode, just like in the real world, we are going along enjoying Listener Mail after complaining about health care (as is our wont) when suddenly an idle reference to current politics leads us into the murky and dangerous waters of discussing racism. Walk with us here to see how we fare—you'll be able to feel us concentrating. After we emerge from that swamp, we wash off in the cool clear waters of a conversation about PJ's (as of this recording) upcoming trip to Portugal and KJ's remarkable journey as an artist. All's well that ends, they say, don't they? Keep those feet moving!Links: Shed Dogs; Urgent and Primary Care Centres; getting on a GP wait list; NASA worldwide fire map (zooming shows that the large orange parts are a series of smaller fires); BC's fire and smoke forecast map courtesy of friend of the show Bowinn Ma (Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness); Vivek Ramaswamy; an attempt at defining “racialized”.Theme music is Escaping like Indiana Jones by Komiku, with permission.
Office of Emergency Management offers response training to community ahead of eclipse; School Report Cards released; Arkansas Tech to demolish two buildings; FUMC Rummage Sale is this week; ARDOT announces new communications portal; Pinion and the Hogs play Red-White scrimmage tonight; we visit with Mary Clark of UACCM.
Just hours from now cell phones all over the country will be triggered to send out an alarm/alert. It's the federal government testing with Wireless Alert System. Wade Matthews with the Utah Division of Emergency Management explains how this will work and what we can learn from this test.
Join us for an enlightening episode with Dan Dluzneski, a retired U.S. Secret Service Lieutenant and former Coordinator of Emergency Management, Safety, and Security for Pinellas County Schools. Dan's journey from a Connecticut cattle farm to over 24 years in the Secret Service is truly remarkable. He's protected Presidents, Vice Presidents, and their families alongside his canine partner, Korak. As a certified crime scene search technician and Public Affairs Spokesperson, Dan's Secret Service career is marked by dedication and excellence. After retiring from the Secret Service, Dan took on the role of ensuring the safety of over 140 schools and 104,000 students in Pinellas County. His mission: to advocate for school safety during shootings and champion effective lockdown procedures.. Dan's wealth of experience and unwavering commitment to safety make this episode a must-listen for anyone interested in preparedness and security. Tune in to gain essential insights on responding to emergencies and safeguarding our schools.
Click to listen to episode (4:47).Sections below are the following:Transcript of AudioAudio Notes and AcknowledgmentsImagesExtra InformationSourcesRelated Water Radio EpisodesFor Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.)Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 9-28-23. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the weeks of October 2 and October 9, 2023. SOUNDS - ~5 sec – Fire engine siren and horn. In this episode, we feature several mystery sounds to revisit the topic of a national safety campaign held every October. Have a listen for about 25 seconds and see if you can guess the dangerous phenomenon that sparks this campaign. SOUNDS - ~26 sec – Smoke alarm, fire alarm announcement, fire hydrant pressure test. The fire alarm announcement was as follows: “Attention! Attention! A fire emergency has been reported in the building. Please walk to the nearest exit and evacuate the building. Do not use the elevator.” If you guessed fire, you're right! You heard a home smoke alarm, a fire-emergency announcement, and a fire-hydrant pressure test. All are aspects of the constant and complicated challenge of preventing fires or protecting people, property, wildlife, and the environment when fires do occur. Fire safety by individuals, families, businesses, and communities is the focus of Fire Prevention Week, which in 2023 runs October 8-14; the observance always includes October 9, the date when the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 did most of its damage. Fire Prevention Week has been sponsored annually since 1922 by the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA. NFPA sets a central theme for each year, and this year it's cooking safety. According to U.S. Fire Administration data from 2012 through 2021, cooking is by far the leading single cause of residential building fires; for example, in 2021 there were an estimated 353,300 residential building fires in the United States, with 170,000 of those due to cooking, about twice the combined number due to building heating, electrical malfunctions, and miscellaneous other causes. NFPA provides many educational items, and one of the learning tools for this year is a “Cooking Safety Tip Sheet.” Here are some fire-prevention points from that sheet. * Be alert while cooking, and avoid using a stove after consuming alcohol or if you're sleepy; * While frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food, stay in the kitchen, and turn off the stove if leaving the kitchen even for a short time; * While simmering, baking, or roasting food, stay in the residence, check the food regularly, and use a timer to remind you that food's cooking. * Keep flammable items—such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, towels, and food packaging—away from the stove top. And* Have a “kid-free zone” of at least three feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried. Two additional recommendations from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management are the following. * Wear short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves while cooking. And * Keep outdoor grills at least 10 feet away from siding and railings, and out from under building eaves and tree branches. The NFPA tip sheet and other educational resources are available online at nfpa.org; resources particularly for teachers, families, and children are available online at sparkyschoolhouse.org. During Fire Prevention Week and all year round, education and preparedness can help reduce the times we hear this sound: SOUNDS – ~ 7 sec - Fire engine siren and horn. Thanks to Freesound.org for the fire engine sound, and a special thanks to firefighters everywhere. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment. For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624. Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close this episode. In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The smoke alarm sound was recorded by Virginia Water Radio at a Blacksburg residence on October 4, 2017. The fire alarm sound was recorded by Virginia Water Radio at Cheatham Hall on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg on November 20, 2017. The fire hydrant pressure test sound was recorded by Virginia Water Radio on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg on March 10, 2017. Thanks to the Virginia Tech Facilities Department and to Liberty Fire Solutions of Salem, Va., for allowing recording and photographing of the testing and for providing information about the test. The fire engine sound (dated April 6, 2016) was recorded by user logancircle2 and made available for public use by Freesound.org, online at https://freesound.org/people/logancircle2/sounds/342182/ (as of 9