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LAFD’s Brian Humphrey, Emergency 2.0 Pioneer, Urges Responder Agencies In Video “To Get In The [Social Media] Pool” — “If It Works In LA, It Can Work In Your Town Too”

August 27th, 2010 · 5 Comments

A major highlight of the Red Cross Emergency Data Summit earlier this month for me was meeting in person someone I have known — and have learned from — remotely for the last several years, Brian Humphrey from the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). Brian has been a pioneer in the use of personal technology [...]

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Tags: City Preparedness · Preparedness 2.0 · Preparedness Models

U.S. State Department Blog Asks For Public’s Ideas On: “What Are Innovative Ways The International Community Can Respond To Natural Disasters” In Addition To Donating $10 Thru Text Messages

August 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

In the wake of the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan, the U.S. State Department’s blog, DipNote, yesterday asked the public for ideas on “What Are Innovative Ways The International Community Can Respond To Natural Disasters”.
The post notes that Americans have been donating to Pakistan relief from their cell phones, by texting the word “SWAT” to the [...]

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Tags: International · Preparedness 2.0

The New “Biosecurity Blog”

June 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I wanted to bring your attention to a brand new blog authored by Col. Randy Larsen (ret.), Biosecurity Blog.
Randy, a friend of this blog, has an illustrious and varied career in the military, homeland security and communications. Most recently, he was the Executive Director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Nuclear Terrorism · Preparedness 2.0

Covering A Lot Of Homeland Security Territory With “60 Homeland Security Blogs”

May 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

In a post on Friday, Christopher Bellavita from the Homeland Security Watch blog noted how the topic of “homeland security” covers a lot of territory and crosses a number of issue stove-pipes. He’s absolutely right: keeping on top of the relatively new subject of homeland security requires a familiarity with many different disciplines (and blogs) [...]

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Tags: Preparedness Resources

The Vacation Lane Blog

May 8th, 2010 · No Comments

William R. “Bill” Cumming has joined the blogosphere with the launch of the Vacation Lane Blog. Bill is a former FEMA official who now runs the Vacation Lane Group. He is a frequent commenter on homeland security blogs, and I am sure I wasn’t the only person who suggested he should definitely start one of his [...]

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Tags: Preparedness Resources

Changing Of The Guard At “Homeland Security Watch” Blog, North Dakota/Minnesota Red River Flooding Roundup

March 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

There’s new management at one of the most informative homeland security news and analysis resources I know of, the Homeland Security Watch blog. Jonah Czerwinski, a good friend of this blog, who wrote HLS Watch for the past 13 24 [corrected] months is taking a job in government. He has recently been replaced, quite ably, by a trio [...]

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Tags: Flooding · Preparedness Resources

Emergency Management Blogger Takes Port Of Tacoma Security Post

March 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Bad news for the emergency management blogosphere is good news for the people of the Northwest and the nation. Eric Holderman, who created the excellent blog, Disaster Zone, has taken the job of Security Director for the Port of Tacoma, Washington.  
Eric is the former Emergency Preparedness Director of Washington’s King County. He was one of [...]

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Tags: Preparedness 2.0

Ready Campaign Begins Blogging, Asks Americans To Email In Reports/Photos Of Preparedness Activities

September 12th, 2008 · No Comments

The Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign has just launched a blog for National Preparedness Month. For the blog, Ready officials are asking Americans to send in reports and photos of their local National Preparedness Month activities so they can share them with others across the country. I am looking forward to seeing these and [...]

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“Cross Blog” — The Oregon Red Cross’ Innovative Online Presence

June 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

One of the important goals of the American Red Cross’ Social Media Unit I just visited in Washington is drawing from (and spreading) creative preparedness 2.0 work being done in their chapters around the country.
This week, they invited Robin Parker, one of the founders of the Oregon chapter’s Cross Blog, to headquarters in Washington to help out with their social media efforts in response to the Midwest floods.   

Cross Blog’s Robin [...]

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Tags: Non-Profit Organizations · Preparedness 2.0

Adding “Homeland Security Watch” To The ICE,RB Blog Roll

April 25th, 2008 · No Comments

As I continue to build this site, I will be adding to my blog roll some blogs which I read regularly and believe other citizens interested in public preparedness will find helpful. Today, I am linking to Homeland Security Watch which is a blog I have visited pretty much every day for the past couple years. It is a ’must link’ for anyone interested in homeland security policy. Homeland Security [...]

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