The International Disaster Conference & Expo unites industry professionals for discussions on disaster preparation, response and recovery, loss mitigation, business continuity and more. Join us in New Orleans, February 10 - 12, 2015. Register today at idcexpo.net. Click HERE>>

Publisher’s Note: I’m not a Chicken Little Sky’s Falling kind of guy. Prepare? Yes. Move to the mountains and bury lotsa gold? No. But I’m wondering if this Ebola crisis shows wheels falling off of something? Here’s one perspective from an MD. Send an email with YOUR thoughts!

  • Video Report:  Study Conducted on NJ Residents Post-Sandy
    People who want to learn more about Superstorm Sandy that hit New Jersey in 2012 are knocking on doors, wanting to hear more about the storm's impact on the state. NBC10 Jersey Shore reporter Ted Greenberg uncovers what the study is revealing. Watch video.
  • Aurora Theater Shooting Report Offers Recommendations to First Responders
    Commissioned by the city of Aurora, Colo., the report offers 80 recommendations to first responders to help them create a more comprehensive response to future events. Click HERE>>
  • Sesame Street Offers New Way to Help Kids Handle Disasters
    With new apps and online resources available in both English and Spanish, the company is making sure families have an interactive kid-friendly resource for disaster prep. Click HERE>>
  • Risk Reduction Requires Scientists – UN Conference in Spain
    At the fifth European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, speakers said that scientists play a vital role in this field, but there needs to be a greater demand for them. Click HERE>>
  • Bicycles Could Save the Day – and Bring Your Community Together
    A recent hypothetical disaster/cycling event illustrates a creative way for communities to come together, amp up their disaster preparedness and practice ingenuity. Click HERE>>
  • Why and How to Get Small Businesses into Climate Change Resilience
    This World Resources Institute piece looks at why small businesses should get involved with building climate-resilient communities, and a 2015 report will tell us how. Click HERE>>
  • Lessons from Ebola – What We Can Learn about Disaster Containment
    We look at how Nigeria beat the outbreak, plus Ebola procedures, recovery plans and communications, and the financial effects of the virus. Click HERE>>

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BELFOR Property Restoration A case study of how BELFOR helped a Ferguson Showroom/ Warehouse recover quickly from an unexpected tornado outbreak and met the customer's needs with dedicated, professional, customer-oriented service. Click HERE>>

Emergency Kits Make Kool Holiday Gifts They’re the perfect way to show you care. They include long shelf-life food & water, emergency blanket, lighting, medical and sanitation support. Contents are packed in a bag you can use to keep things KOOL! Click HERE>>

CPM Symposium 2014. Dallas, TX. Nov. 18-20. This show covers everything from continuity and resiliency to response and recovery. Get 3 days of in-depth exploration of strategies and best practices, case studies, hands-on exercises, and more! Click HERE>>

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Jerry Montella Elected to National Postal Policy Council Board of Directors
Mail-Gard®, a provider of critical communication recovery solutions, has announced that Jerry Montella, executive vice president of sales and marketing, has been elected to the National Postal Policy Council (NPPC) Board of Directors. NPPC is a trade association that has established and maintained a trusted partnership with the USPS, focusing primarily on First-Class letter mail, and representing large business mailers. Click HERE>>

FEMA Encourages Participation in Oct 16 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
Over 40 U.S. states are at risk of an earthquake—yet fewer than 1 in 3 adults participated in an earthquake drill within the past year, according to a recent survey by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To increase earthquake preparedness, FEMA encourages all Americans to participate in this year’s Great ShakeOut earthquake drill this Thursday, October 16, at 10:16 a.m. local time. Click HERE>>



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