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A Citizen’s Eye View of Public Preparedness

Visiting NYC, FEMA Head Fugate Meets With Mayor Bloomberg/Urges New Yorkers To Prepare

July 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

FEMA Administrator met with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler and Office of Emergency Management head Joseph Bruno to discuss New York’s emergency preparedness efforts and to bolster the relationship between the City and the federal agency.
I spoke with Fugate after the meeting on the steps of New York’s City Hall and [...]

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Tags: City Preparedness · Federal Emergency Management Administration

Radio Show Reviews Bush Administration, Previews Obama Administration On Homeland Security Issues

February 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Previously, I’ve written about the weekly “Homeland Security Inside & Out” radio show hosted by Dave McIntyre and Randy Larsen. I subscribe to its podcast through iTunes and find that I learn at least one thing from the show each week that is helpful to my work on public preparedness.
Over the past two weeks, the [...]

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Tags: Media

FEMA Head Paulison Prepares His Florida Home For Hurricanes On YouTube As Guide For Others

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the suggestions I’ve made to emergency preparedness communicators is that they talk more about their own personal efforts to ready themselves and their families. I think it makes what can be an imposing and off-putting process seem more accessible and relatable for average citizens. So, I was happy to see a video that FEMA [...]

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Tags: Hurricane Preparedness

Produce A Video On Citizen Preparedness For YouTube Contest

September 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Videos posted by citizens on YouTube during and after disasters are increasingly part of the new media landscape (whether it be Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Gustav, the Midwest floods, or the major earthquake in China earlier this year). However, there is not nearly as much video content on the topic of preparing for disasters in advance. Maybe that will change [...]

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Tags: Contests · Media