Posts Tagged ‘planning’

Concepts of Innovation and Maintenance in Emergency Management Planning

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Authors: Michael Goldsbury, Emergency Management Associate, IEM and Lee Zelewicz, Emergency Management Associate, IEM

This article was originally published in the IAEM Bulletin, Vol. 34, No. 9 September 2017.


New Ideas and Old Problems

Innovation and maintenance are terms tossed around a lot when it comes to emergency planning, and plenty of other fields and professions for that matter. An emergency plan might be considered innovative if it uses a new approach, promotes the use of new technology, or borrows ideas from other fields. For example, a recent trend towards managing plans through shared, online storage is one example of a low-cost, innovative approach that is growing in popularity, and increasing secure access to plans. (more…)

Conducting a Proper Capability Assessment

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Author: Chris Hiles, MS, BSN, RN, Emergency Manager, IEM

My fourth article on emergency management focuses on doing a proper capability assessment. I wanted to make sure that people were thinking in terms of the big picture and not just focusing in on planning, purchasing supplies, or training people. They need to be aware that all of these things, and many others, make the difference in a response.