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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.

The response phase includes actions to save lives and prevent further property damage throughout a critical event. A phase when all your plans, policies, and procedures are put into action, this webinar will discuss best practices in responding to severe weather events including:

  • Ways to expand your reach to the whole community instantly
  • Ability to mobilize a coordinated response team quickly with integrated systems
  • How a data-driven approach can inform response activities

About the speakers


James Podlucky joined Everbridge in April 2020 as an Industry Solutions Manager. James started his career in the emergency management field after graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. Throughout his public safety career, he has worked at the city, county, and state level. He is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and a graduate of the Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP), as well as the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA) with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Throughout his career, he has served in many roles within various Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) for flooding events, the United States presidential inauguration, tropical storms, winter storms, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Dorian, the World Rowing Championship and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic. James has innovated emergency management business processes and data analytics to provide situational awareness and a common operating picture when managing critical events.

Kate Dean is a State and Local Government Technical Account Manager for Everbridge. Kate serves as a dedicated technical expert in some of the country’s highest populated states who use Everbridge for emergency notifications and other public safety communications, including the State of Florida and New York City. Kate started her career working in the Preparedness Bureau for the Florida Division of Emergency Management. She served as the Emergency Services Branch Deputy Director and Planning Chief for the State’s Incident Management Team. Before joining Everbridge, Kate was a Planning Coordinator for Brevard County Emergency Management and managed EOC operations for numerous emergency responses during her emergency management career, such as several hurricanes, rocket launches, and brush fires. Kate deployed to North Florida for Hurricane Michael response activities and has stayed involved in the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association as the Technology Committee Chair and the Alert Florida Co-Chair.


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