• Explosive Advice on Life, Work, and Disarming, Bombs

    14 JUN. 2024 · The conversation between Zack and Mike covers their long-standing friendship, Mike's journey into the army and his role as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician. They discuss the challenges and training involved in EOD work, as well as the importance of realistic training and the need to balance risk aversion with preparedness for high-risk events. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life, the importance of adaptability, and the process of finding a new career path. It also delves into the differences between military and civilian emergency management, the significance of soft skills, and the impact of identity and acclimation in the civilian world. The conversation concludes with a discussion about future podcast topics and the transition to civilian life. Join us for a next level communications workshop for first responders! Learn from top experts, enjoy a provided lunch, and participate in a hands-on exercise. Limited to 100 attendees. Sign up today and join The Readiness Lab and L3 Harris at this exciting event! Registration is free: https://l3harristechnologies.regfox.com/vancouver-wa-mci-at-the-parade Everything EM Weekly: www.thereadinesslab.com/em-weekly-links Access the AI tools by signing up for the The Readiness Lab Insider Subscription: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/the-eoc Leading During Crisis is a Masterclass taught by Peter T. Gaynor CEM® , who held one of the highest offices in the federal government while leading the nation through numerous disasters: https://courses.femapete.com/a/2147740050/5SZFSgu7 Major Endorsements: L3Harris Technologies' BeOn PPT App. Learn more about this amazing product here: www.l3harris.com  Impulse: Bleeding Control Kits by professionals for professionals: https://lnkd.in/dWWBYJAa Doberman Emergency Management Group provides subject matter experts in planning and training: www.dobermanemg.com
    49m 24s
  • Episdoe 29 - NPS Debrief and ChatGPT 4o AUDIO

    15 MAY. 2024 · In today's episode, Zack provides a debrief of his experience at the National Preparedness Symposium at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, highlighting the topics and trends discussed. Zack presented on the use of AI in emergency management and the need for understanding its limitations. Other big discussions included the importance of the national qualification system, the use of IPAWS for emergency notifications, cybersecurity, dealing with homelessness and migration, civil unrest and election security, and preparations for the World Cup. Anyone who hasn't been to the CDP or to NPS should try to attend! The CDP was an amazing facility with a ton of training opportunities and the NPS was a fantastic conference. Network, network, network! Zack also provides some info on the latest ChatGPT 4o update and the new voice assistant mode! Can this be used for Sim Cell and other functions? Listen in and find out what this can do! Support our podcast! Everything EM Weekly: www.thereadinesslab.com/em-weekly-links Access the AI tools by signing up for the The Readiness Lab Insider Subscription: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/the-eoc Leading During Crisis is a Masterclass taught by Peter T. Gaynor CEM® , who held one of the highest offices in the federal government while leading the nation through numerous disasters: https://courses.femapete.com/a/2147740050/5SZFSgu7 Major Endorsements: L3Harris Technologies' BeOn PPT App. Learn more about this amazing product here: www.l3harris.com  Impulse: Bleeding Control Kits by professionals for professionals: https://lnkd.in/dWWBYJAa Doberman Emergency Management Group provides subject matter experts in planning and training: www.dobermanemg.com
    43m 15s
  • Improving the Signal to Noise Ratio - The Next Evolution in Real Time Monitoring

    8 MAY. 2024 · Today we're joined by James Neufeld of Samdesk, a company that provides real-time monitoring and intelligence augmentation using AI and software. James, the founder and CEO of Samdesk, has a background in broadcast and journalism, which led him to recognize the need for a better way to gather and analyze information during crises. The conversation explores the importance of real-time information in emergency management and the challenges faced by traditional systems. It highlights the need for proactive and timely response to incidents, rather than reactive measures. The use of open-source intelligence (OSINT) and technology like Samdesk is discussed as a way to improve situational awareness and enhance decision-making. The conversation also touches on the value of trend analysis and data-driven insights in emergency management. Overall, the focus is on bridging the gap between left of bang (pre-incident) and right of bang (post-incident) to enable more effective emergency response. Check out Samdesk at https://samdesk.io/ and their upcoming Horizon Conference in Edmonton here https://samdesk.io/horizon-conference Connect with James: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesaneufeld/ Support our podcast! Everything EM Weekly: www.thereadinesslab.com/em-weekly-links Access the AI tools by signing up for the The Readiness Lab Insider Subscription: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/the-eoc Leading During Crisis is a Masterclass taught by Peter T. Gaynor CEM® , who held one of the highest offices in the federal government while leading the nation through numerous disasters: https://courses.femapete.com/a/2147740050/5SZFSgu7 Major Endorsements: L3Harris Technologies' BeOn PPT App. Learn more about this amazing product here: www.l3harris.com Impulse: Bleeding Control Kits by professionals for professionals: https://lnkd.in/dWWBYJAa Doberman Emergency Management Group provides subject matter experts in planning and training: www.dobermanemg.com
    51m 18s
  • From Radios to Readiness - Pasco County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Evolution

    10 ABR. 2024 · Andrew Donawa, an emergency manager within the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, discusses the unique role of law enforcement in emergency management. He highlights the importance of having dedicated emergency managers in every agency, regardless of the scale of the emergency. Andrew also shares his experiences in building an incident management team and the benefits of incorporating technology, such as L3 Harris radios and mobile command posts, into emergency response efforts. The conversation discusses the implementation of new communication technologies in emergency management, specifically the use of Communication Response Deployables (CRDs) and Nomad communication systems in Pasco County. Andrew and Zack highlight the benefits of these technologies, such as improved interoperability, increased redundancy, and enhanced communication capabilities during disasters. They also emphasize the importance of training and collaboration with IT departments to ensure the successful integration of these technologies. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the establishment of an Incident Management Team and the importance of training and exercising to enhance preparedness.   Takeaways - Law enforcement agencies can benefit from incorporating emergency management practices, such as incident management teams, to improve coordination and response during major incidents. - Technology, such as L3 Harris radios and mobile command posts, plays a crucial role in enhancing communication and resource management in emergency response. - Emergency managers should actively engage in fieldwork to better understand the needs and challenges faced by first responders and to build effective partnerships. - Interoperability and collaboration between different agencies and jurisdictions are essential for successful emergency management. The implementation of Communication Response Deployables (CRDs) and Nomad communication systems in emergency management can greatly enhance communication capabilities during disasters. - Training and collaboration with IT departments are crucial for the successful integration of these communication technologies. Support our podcast! Everything EM Weekly: www.thereadinesslab.com/em-weekly-links Access the AI tools by signing up for the The Readiness Lab Insider Subscription: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/the-eoc Leading During Crisis is a Masterclass taught by Peter T. Gaynor CEM® , who held one of the highest offices in the federal government while leading the nation through numerous disasters: https://courses.femapete.com/a/2147740050/5SZFSgu7 Major Endorsements: L3Harris Technologies' BeOn PPT App. Learn more about this amazing product here: www.l3harris.com  Impulse: Bleeding Control Kits by professionals for professionals: https://lnkd.in/dWWBYJAa Doberman Emergency Management Group provides subject matter experts in planning and training: www.dobermanemg.com
    42m 29s
  • What Happens When the sun Blinks - Planning for the Eclipse

    29 MAR. 2024 · In this episode, Zack discusses the upcoming eclipse and its impact on communities. He emphasizes the importance of preparedness and readiness for large events, regardless of their scale. Zack highlights the anticipated impacts of the eclipse, such as increased traffic and congestion, and the strain on critical infrastructure. He also addresses communication challenges and the need for emergency response planning. Additionally, Zack discusses the importance of healthcare facilities and emergency services in handling the surge in demand during the eclipse. He suggests declaring a state of emergency to access additional resources and funding. Zack provides guidance on preparing the community, managing crowds, and ensuring public safety. He encourages learning from previous eclipse events and finalizing emergency plans. Finally, Zack emphasizes the importance of monitoring and adjusting plans and setting up the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) plan. Takeaways - Prepare for large events by considering the potential impacts on traffic, critical infrastructure, and communication. - Anticipate increased demand on healthcare facilities and emergency services during large events. - Consider declaring a state of emergency to access additional resources and funding. - Engage with stakeholders, communicate with the public, and coordinate with partner agencies to ensure a coordinated response. - Monitor the situation, adjust plans as necessary, and set up the EOC plan to effectively manage the event. Support our podcast! Everything EM Weekly: www.thereadinesslab.com/em-weekly-links Access the AI tools by signing up for the The Readiness Lab Insider Subscription: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/the-eoc Leading During Crisis is a Masterclass taught by Peter T. Gaynor CEM® , who held one of the highest offices in the federal government while leading the nation through numerous disasters: https://courses.femapete.com/a/2147740050/5SZFSgu7 Major Endorsements: L3Harris Technologies' BeOn PPT App. Learn more about this amazing product here: www.l3harris.com Impulse: Bleeding Control Kits by professionals for professionals: https://lnkd.in/dWWBYJAa Doberman Emergency Management Group provides subject matter experts in planning and training: www.dobermanemg.com
    37m 21s
  • Communication Outages - Dust off Your PACE Plan

    22 FEB. 2024 · In this episode, Zack discusses the cell phone outage affecting major carriers and emphasizes the importance of having a PACE (Primary, Alternate, Contingency, Emergency) communication plan. He explores alternate communication methods such as landlines, Wi-Fi, and smart devices, and contingency methods like satellite phones and radios. Zack also mentions the impact of solar flares on communication systems and highlights the need for communication plans during events like the solar eclipse. He advises emergency managers to consider transportation and mass casualty plans and suggests utilizing real events for testing and planning communication strategies. Zack concludes by encouraging listeners to share their experiences and solutions. Takeaways - Have a PACE (Primary, Alternate, Contingency, Emergency) communication plan in place. - Explore alternate communication methods like landlines, Wi-Fi, and smart devices. - Consider contingency communication methods such as satellite phones and radios. - Plan for communication disruptions caused by solar flares and other natural events. - Develop communication plans for events with increased population. - Utilize real events as opportunities to test and improve communication strategies. Support our podcast! Everything EM Weekly:www.thereadinesslab.com/em-weekly-links Access the AI tools by signing up for the The Readiness Lab Insider Subscription: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/the-eoc Leading During Crisis is a Masterclass taught by Peter T. Gaynor CEM® , who held one of the highest offices in the federal government while leading the nation through numerous disasters: https://courses.femapete.com/a/2147740050/5SZFSgu7 Major Endorsements: L3Harris Technologies' BeOn PPT App. Learn more about this amazing product here: www.l3harris.com Paladin, an Acela Company: Riding to the final destination with the Cube, a mobile MCI refrigerated morgue: www.paladinprepare.com Impulse: Bleeding Control Kits by professionals for professionals: https://lnkd.in/dWWBYJAa Doberman Emergency Management Group provides subject matter experts in planning and training: www.dobermanemg.com
    20m 57s
  • The Secret to Readiness is Right Nextdoor - Joseph Porcelli

    8 FEB. 2024 · Joseph Porcelli, the Global Public Agency, Life Safety & Disaster Response Lead at Nextdoor, discusses the importance of connecting neighbors and building community resilience. He shares his journey from taking action in his own neighborhood to joining Nextdoor and working with emergency managers across the country. Porcelli emphasizes the value of service and the power of asking for and offering help. He highlights the Storm Crew initiative on Nextdoor and the role it plays in reducing the burden on government and fostering connections between neighbors. Porcelli also discusses the importance of incremental preparedness and the use of polls to engage communities. He encourages emergency managers to utilize Nextdoor's platform for effective communication and outreach. Connect with Joseph: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephporcelli/ Support our podcast! Everything EM Weekly: www.thereadinesslab.com/em-weekly-links Access AI tools and more by signing up for the The Readiness Lab Insider Subscription: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/the-eoc Leading During Crisis is a Masterclass taught by Peter T. Gaynor, who held one of the highest offices in the federal government while leading the nation through numerous disasters: https://courses.femapete.com/a/2147740050/5SZFSgu7 Major Endorsements: L3Harris Technologies' BeOn PPT App. Learn more about this amazing product here: www.l3harris.com Paladin, an Acela Company: Riding to the final destination with the Cube, a mobile MCI refrigerated morgue: www.paladinprepare.com Impulse: Bleeding Control Kits by professionals for professionals: https://lnkd.in/dWWBYJAa Doberman Emergency Management Group provides subject matter experts in planning and training: www.dobermanemg.com
    38m 8s
  • The Interagency Approach: Coordination in the Big Apple with Doug Bainton

    24 ENE. 2024 · In this conversation, Doug Bainton, a citywide interagency coordinator in New York City, discusses the importance of interagency coordination in emergency management. He highlights the value of field experience and understanding the tactical mindset in emergency response. Doug emphasizes the need for building relationships and communication among different agencies and the benefits of working together in incident response. He also encourages emergency managers to connect with other agencies and understand their needs and capabilities. Doug shares insights on how the interagency model can be applied in other communities and the importance of leading with empathy and offering help. Connect with Doug: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougbainton/ Support our podcast! Everything EM Weekly: www.thereadinesslab.com/em-weekly-links The Readiness Lab: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/ Connect with me! https://www.linkedin.com/in/zborst/ Leading During Crisis is a Masterclass taught by Pete Gaynor, who held one of the highest offices in the federal government while leading the nation through numerous disasters: https://courses.femapete.com/a/2147740050/5SZFSgu7 Major Endorsements: L3Harris Technologies' BeOn PPT App. Learn more about this amazing product here: www.l3harris.com Propper International: From the outdoors to the EOC, wear Propper. www.propper.com Paladin by Acela, Inc.: Riding to the final destination with the Cube, a mobile MCI refrigerated morgue: www.paladinprepare.com Impulse: Bleeding Control Kits by professionals for professionals: https://lnkd.in/dWWBYJAa Doberman Emergency Management Group provides subject matter experts in planning and training: www.dobermanemg.com
    39m 47s
  • What Will 2024 Bring? Emergency Management in the New Year

    15 ENE. 2024 · In this episode, Zack discusses his excitement for the innovations and advancements in emergency management that he anticipates in 2024. He highlights the role of AI in project management and organization, as well as the potential for AI to expedite emergency response. Zack also discusses the evolution of emergency management practices, emphasizing the need for flexibility and resilience. He explores the gamification of emergency management training and the importance of active involvement and integration with first response agencies. Finally, Zack discusses the improvements in communication systems, including multi-band radios and the potential for satellite connectivity. Takeaways: - 2024 is expected to bring significant advancements in emergency management, particularly in the use of AI for project management and organization. - Emergency management practices are evolving to become more flexible and resilient, with a focus on decentralized problem-solving and coordination. - Training and exercising in emergency management are being revolutionized through gamification and the development of smaller, more accessible exercises. - Active involvement and integration with first response agencies is crucial for emergency managers to understand resources, build relationships, and enhance coordination. - Communication systems are improving with the development of multi-band radios and the integration of satellite connectivity. Support our podcast! Everything EM Weekly: http://www.thereadinesslab.com/em-weekly-links The Readiness Lab: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/ Connect with me! https://www.linkedin.com/in/zborst/ Leading During Crisis is a Masterclass taught by Pete Gaynor, who held one of the highest offices in the federal government while leading the nation through numerous disasters: https://courses.femapete.com/a/2147740050/5SZFSgu7 Major Endorsements: L3Harris Technologies' BeOn PPT App. Learn more about this amazing product here: http://www.l3harris.com Propper International: From the outdoors to the EOC, wear Propper. http://www.propper.com Paladin by Acela, Inc.: Riding to the final destination with the Cube, a mobile MCI refrigerated morgue: www.paladinprepare.com Impulse: Bleeding Control Kits by professionals for professionals: https://lnkd.in/dWWBYJAa
    37m 1s
  • Training Your Own AI: Custom GPTs for Emergency Managers

    6 DIC. 2023 · Get pumped people - Discover ChatGPT's new superpower that lets you create your very own AI assistants! I'm talking customized Generative Pre-trained Transformers built for emergency managers, by emergency managers. In this episode, I showcase the two GPTs I built to become your exercise and messaging sensei. First, I unveil Exercise Architect - Our new tabletop and training workout buddy. I walk through how this GPT helps me put together a school bus ice storm scenario with objectives, injects, and a MSELs to help my volunteer team take their readiness to the next level. But wait, there's more! I also introduce you to IPAWS Message Builder, for crafting on-point public warnings ready to send in any crisis situation. Together, we're leveraging AI to step up emergency management training and efficiency across the board! So get ready to level up your readiness as I breakdown how to create GPTs to fit your unique needs. The future is now friends! Access the AI tools by signing up for the The Readiness Lab Insider Subscription: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/the-eoc Support our podcast! Everything EM Weekly: www.thereadinesslab.com/em-weekly-links The Readiness Lab: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/ Connect with me! https://www.linkedin.com/in/zborst/ Leading During Crisis is a Masterclass taught by Pete Gaynor, who held one of the highest offices in the federal government while leading the nation through numerous disasters: https://courses.femapete.com/a/2147740050/5SZFSgu7 Major Endorsements: L3Harris Technologies' 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.com Propper Apparel: www.propper.com Paladin by Acela: https://www.paladinprepare.com/
    42m 39s

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EM Weekly is the podcast for emergency managers, by emergency managers. We’ll cover everything that impacts you as an emergency manager, including the latest in technology, preparedness, strategy, and tactics. Our goal is to provide you with real insights into the world of emergency management, as well as give you an opportunity to get to know the people behind the job. So grab a drink, pull up a chair, and join us for EM Weekly, where the conversation is always lively, informative, and predictably unexpected.

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