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 New perspectives for emergency managersPrepTalks are given by subject-matter experts and thought leaders to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting emergency managers now and over the next 20 years.

Each PrepTalk release includes videos of the presentations and the question-and-answer (Q&A) sessions, a Discussion Guide to support local action, and additional resources. PrepTalks Discussion Guides are companion documents to the PrepTalk videos. When used together, these guides help translate the research and expertise showcased in each presentation into action steps to improve disaster preparedness.

We encourage emergency managers to watch PrepTalks and use the Discussion Guide with relevant partners. You can also include a PrepTalk viewing and discussion as part of community meetings, workshops, and conferences. 

Please send an email to with questions or comments on PrepTalks.

Coming Soon

On May 30, the PrepTalk partners hosted a Symposium on School Safety and Youth Preparedness with the following four speakers. These videos will be released in the coming months.

Available PrepTalks

PrepTalks Partners

PrepTalks are a partnership of the emergency management community:

Last Updated: 
05/30/2018 - 14:03