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What are people saying about you?

To understand (and control) how you are being perceived you need to move past the boilerplate fare of vanity online metrics, simple social media awareness and other too-easily accessible data presented through generic dashboard-driven offerings.

The extended virality (eV) methods I use are comprised of (a) advanced computational linguistics, (b)…


Added by Tom Chapman on May 21, 2016 at 7:06am — No Comments

An article in "City Journal" online recently referred to the Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities effort as "left leaning".

Did you know the Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities initiative is 'liberal' and 'left-leaning'? …


Added by Tom Chapman on April 9, 2015 at 9:54am — No Comments

UK Public-Private Partnership Committee - Legacy of the 2012 London Olympics

Recognizing the need for public-private partnership in preparation for the London Olympics in 2012, the city created the Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications Partnership. Not only was this partnership a great asset before and during the Olympics, but it remained in existence afterwards and is continuing to serve as an important communication link between the public and private sectors. Here is an article talking about this lasting legacy. 



Added by Monika Stoeffl on August 2, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS - San Leandro High School Active Shooter Exercise (8/7 & 8/10)

If you are able, consider helping out our friends and partners in Alameda County:

The San Leandro Police Department is conducting an Active Shooter Exercise on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 and Saturday, August 10, 2013 at San Leandro High School. The exercise scenario is a simulated active shooter at a high school. The San Leandro Police Department is in need of volunteers to act as victims and casualties during the exercise. 

Please contact Nick Zubel by email at…


Added by Jim Turner on July 29, 2013 at 12:01pm — No Comments


Hi Everyone,

I wanted to pass along a resource that can really help expedite the disaster recovery process.

After a disaster like a wildfire, one of the most daunting tasks for a resident can be creating an inventory of all the personal belongings that were damaged or destroyed in or around a home.  People who have insurance will be required to provide a detailed inventory to their insurance adjuster in order to receive money to replace such items.  Imagine trying to…


Added by Sean Scott on June 19, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Recent Emergency Preparedness Webinar - Israel's solution for rapidly delivering potable water

Unfortunately, I missed the opportunity to attend the recent webinar presentation by Mr. Shmulik Bakerman, CEO of Upgrade Solutions about Israel's solution for rapidly delivering potable water to citizens during a crisis event.  Are there documents available that describe this rapid potable water delivery system?  I would appreciate receiving more information about this system.


I am an emergency preparedness planner for City of Everett, Public Works…


Added by Carl Baird on May 31, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

'Extraordinary communities'

In past weeks, I have been dedicating some think-time to the largely untapped role of civil society and volunteerism in disaster prevention. If so many of us volunteer in the aftermath of a disaster, why don’t we do so before a disaster? Why do few volunteer groups and networks flourish in ‘ordinary’ times? Are there particular kinds of societies that support more active civil society participation? How do institutions working with the public mind factor this into their disaster policies and…


Added by Shefali J Lakhina on May 17, 2011 at 8:36am — No Comments

Debating acceptable risk

Previously a bastion of disaster preparedness, in the post-March 2011 world, Japan will stand for something more. Its tragedy will define how the notion of ‘acceptable risk’ comes to be debated in the public domain. 

This debate will be significant for two reasons:

One, we are inching towards a global moral consensus that will consider death and damage from disasters in the 21st century as unacceptable. Disasters have long been treated as a disruption to business…


Added by Shefali J Lakhina on April 29, 2011 at 3:48am — No Comments

We are looking for donations to Japan

Hello, this is Naoko Kimura with Center for Women and Famlies in Orange County, CA.  We have direct contact with local Japanese governmental offices and nonprofit organizations in Japan, and collecting items they really need.  Please let me know if you know of places who can donate items in bulk. We have a list of "needed" items.  We are also looking for monetary donations for this project.  If you know of a good source, please contact me.  Thank you.

Added by Naoko Kimura on April 11, 2011 at 10:11pm — 2 Comments

Resilience Starts with Community Engagement - BCLC Executive Director Stephen Jordan

Last week, Charles Schwab hosted BCLC's Disaster Assistance and Recovery workshop in San Francisco. 

The Bay Area’s resilience and disaster preparedness support systems are very impressive.  But I realized it’s not just the preparedness work that will determine the…


Added by Peter Ohtaki on March 4, 2011 at 1:38am — No Comments

Why do we volunteer?


Added by Chris Terzich on May 26, 2010 at 6:50am — No Comments

Information and Testimony re school closure issues from Cal Superintendent of Schools Jack O'Connell

See the following posting from testimony to the US House of Representatives on Th., May 7, 2009.

Added by Patty Perkins on May 8, 2009 at 8:17am — No Comments

hope for the best but prepare for the worst

Hopefuly the current influenza outbreak will be both geographically limited and have a low mortality.

However, if this new strain spreads widely and has a high mortality we need to realize that the resources of both government and the private sector will very quickly be exhausted and will not be easily replenished. True resilience in the event of a highly virulent and high mortality pandemic depends upon individuals and families being prepared to be self sufficient.

In… Continue

Added by Peter Carpenter on April 29, 2009 at 12:50am — No Comments

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