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#61 Joe Dougherty - Enhancing Public Information

8/8/2017
 
What allows an EM program to enjoy good public relations? Joe Dougherty, the Public Information Officer for Utah's Division of Emergency Management says it has a lot to do with finding a relatable and trustworthy PIO, and earnestly integrating that person in program assessment and improvement, long before information needs to be shared with the public.
 
 
 
 
 

Welcome

2/1/2015
 

Join George Whitney each week as he speaks with people making a difference in emergency management. They talk about what works, what doesn't, how to work efficiently, and how to get it done with maximum effect.

 

 

Special thanks to stefsax / CC BY 2.5 for our intro and outro music.

 
 
 
 
 

#64 Glenn Pomeroy - California Earthquake Authority

9/21/2017
 

In September 2017, the National Flood Insurance Program received a 10-week reprieve from a $25 billion loan payment. The program is, quite literally, under water.  In this episode, we speak with the CEO of another large, public, catastrophic loss insurer - the California Earthquake Authority - to hear how actuarial-based rates, only policy-holder financing and effective messaging is preparing millions of California homeowners for the next big earthquake.

 
 
 
 
 

#63 Thad Huguley - Legislative Advocacy

8/23/2017
 

"Lobbying" may have become a dirty word, but legislative advocacy is nothing less than essential for emergency managers who rely on federal grants to operate local and state emergency management programs.  In this episode, the Director of Government Relations for IAEM breaks down the business of legislative advocacy.

 
 
 
 
 

#62 Sheriff Kory Honea - Lake Oroville Spillway Incident

8/14/2017
 
In January 2017, Lake Oroville operated like thousands of other flood control and water storage facilities in the US. Surrounding public safety agencies enjoyed good relations.  A county EOP and dam EAP existed. Telephone trees were regularly tested. Occasional table-tops took place. All seemed good... then the atypical happened. In this episode of the Complete EM Podcast, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea walks us through the Lake Oroville Spillway Crisis and how mission focus, teamwork, careful listening, good divisions of labor and, at times, assertiveness all played a part in response. He also makes an important reference to one of our favorite concepts: incident playbooks!