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This 4-part webinar series focuses on the phases of emergency management: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.

Utilizing an all-hazards approach helps organizations be flexible and focus on capabilities that are critical to preparedness for a full spectrum of emergencies or disasters. As severe weather season approaches, it is important to recognize that each type of hazard has unique characteristics, yet common elements. Rather than managing planning initiatives for a multitude of threat scenarios, the all-hazards approach can simplify and optimize your planning and preparedness.

Preparedness is defined by DHS/FEMA as "a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response." While preparing for activations is important, many emergency managers also focus their efforts informing residents and businesses in case of a critical event or disaster within their community.

Join us as we discuss various preparedness techniques and common preparedness actions, including:

  • Implementing communication templates before critical events occur
  • Creating a network effect to ensure stakeholders receive critical information
  • Including technology within the integrated preparedness cycle
  • Preparing and identifying roles and responsibilities for EOC activation

About the panelists


James Podlucky, CEM, Industry Solutions Manager for State and Local Governments at Everbridge. He is a Certified Emergency Manager and former Emergency Management Officer for Sarasota County Emergency Management. Throughout his career, he has served in many roles within various Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) for flooding events, the US presidential inauguration, tropical storms, winter storms, COVID-19 and more. 

Paul Lupe, CEM, VaPEM, Assistant Coordinator of Technical Services at Fairfax County Department of Emergency Management and Security. Paul is a certified Emergency Manager with experience in emergency management and public safety technology solutions. He also provides emergency management consulting related to technology, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and training for both the public and private sectors. Prior roles include being Program Manager at Fairfax, managing all aspects of IT for the Office of Emergency Management, and serving as Planning Section Chief for the EOC. 

Thomas Crane, Senior Program Manager, at Everbridge. Tom is a Certified Business Continuity Professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the safety, security, and emergency management fields. Prior to joining Everbridge, he worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and as a consultant focused on applying technologies to support incident response.

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