Modernizing Public Warning Messaging

Date/Time: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 2:00 PM (ET)/11:00 AM (PT)
Dr. Dennis Mileti, Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado Boulder

modernizing-public-warning-messaging.pngDistributing public safety notifications is both an art and a science, incorporating modern technology, the psychology of large groups, and written communication skills (often in multiple languages). Join us for Modernizing Public Warning Messaging, presented by Dr. Dennis Mileti, a leading academic in the field of emergency warnings and preparedness, and discover his latest research on how to design and disseminate alerts and warning information that encourages public action.

Join this webinar for new best practices on public safety messages, including concepts such as:

  • How to yield quicker and more comprehensive audience penetration
  • Issuance delay
  • Diffusion delay
  • Protective action initiation delay
  • Recommendations for planning and messaging

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Dr. Dennis S. Mileti is a professor emeritus at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he served as Director of the Natural Hazards Center from 1994–2003, and as Chair of the Department of Sociology. He is the author of more than 100 publications, most of which discuss societal aspects of hazards and disasters. His book "Disasters by Design" summarized knowledge in all fields of science and engineering regarding natural hazards and disasters, and made recommendations for shifts in national policies and programs. Dr. Mileti provided oversight to the U.S. Army Corps’ investigation of why the levees failed during Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing societal impacts, for which he was awarded the U.S. Army’s Civilian Medal of Honor; and he designed and oversaw the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s congressional study of evacuation of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. He has chaired the Committee on Disasters in the National Research Council of the National Academies, and the Board of Visitors to FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute.