As the U.S. marks the ninth anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to post some ideas that I think would help raise citizen preparedness and engagement. The recommendations come from discussions that I have had with people involved in all aspects of the issue, my own experiences as a parent and CERT member in New York [...]
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September 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments
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‘Seeing Something & Saying Something’ Friday Night On Amtrak: National Anti-Terror Tips Program Asking Public For Help Begins Rollout On The Rails With New Posters
August 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments
On the Amtrak train back to New York City Friday night from Washington, I saw something and said something — but this tip was good news.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has just begun rolling out a national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign, and I saw its new advertising posters in many of [...]
A Promising Preparedness Idea From The OC: Residents Of Orange County Being Asked To “Promise To Prepare” For Disaster
July 5th, 2010 · 2 Comments
Orange County California officials have an interesting new strategy to get the word out to the public about preparing for disasters — ask the public to give them their word they will prepare.
ReadyOC is launching theÂ “Promise to Prepare” campaign requesting local residents publicly commit on its web site that they will take at least one [...]
On National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Some Ways That Average Computer User Can Contribute To Their Own & Nation’s Preparedness
October 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments
As September’s National Preparedness Month activities end, we move directly to National Cyber Security Month in October. It’s an appropriate transition. With cyber threats increasingly a central part of the nation’sÂ homeland security portfolio the special monthsÂ have some things Â in common, particularly when it comes to the public. InÂ fact, it may be time to consider integrating [...]
FEMA Regional Offices Now On Twitter; County Using Electronic Billboards To Push Multiple Preparedness Messages To Driving Public
July 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment
The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has 10 regional offices (see map here for how they are divided). Each of them now has their own Twitter feed. You can go to the Homeland Security Department’s social media page hereÂ to sign up. These have just started up, and they vary by office as farÂ as frequencyÂ of [...]
An Emergency Manager From Washington State Offers Helpful Caution On Potential Geographic-Based Public Email/Text Alerts “Digital Divide”
August 25th, 2008 · No Comments
After my post last Sunday about the text/email alerts from Philadelphia and Miami, I received an email from Cheryl Bledsoe, an emergency manager from Clark County in Vancouver, Washington. She has been studying how to best use social media and personal technology in public emergency preparation and response for her area. As part of that [...]