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Stuart Tom explains the importance of building codes, how codes are developed, adopted and enforced, and how the community can be involved in the process.
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Daniel Homsey shares his tools empowering neighborhoods and shows how preparing neighbors to help themselves prepares the community.
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Chief Brian Fennessy discusses his path to leadership and why a mission-driven culture is critical to organizational success.
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The podcast team shares why they developed “The Big One: Your Survival Guide” and how storytelling can help compel people to take action and prepare for disasters.
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Picture this: you work for a grocery store chain and you get a call from one of your suppliers.

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Professor Claudine Jaenichen explains how design standards can overcome the cognitive biases that impede our ability to make the right decision when confronted with an emergency.
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James Gore focuses on lessons in leadership and collaboration from the 2017 Tubbs Fire response and recovery and highlights the value of whole community participation.
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Dr. Charles “Chick” Macal explains the elements of complex adaptive systems, the tools used to analyze systems, and how systems thinking can improve emergency management.
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The month of March was a hectic one for much of Region VIII.  A series of severe winter storms created blizzard conditions and heavy snowfall over thousands of square miles, with other areas receiv

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Dr. Jarrod Goentzel demonstrates how the private sector has far more capacity to respond to emergencies than the public sector and explains how emergency managers can support supply chain restoration.
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Last updated March 6, 2020