Disaster Zone

By Eric Holdeman

Disaster Zone is hosted by Eric Holdeman, an emergency manager with over 30 years of experience at the federal, state and local levels of government. Disaster Zone is a podcast that focuses on all facets of disasters; the before, during and after of events that are increasingly impacting communities around the world. Podcasts run between 20-30 minutes with a mix of guests covering a range of disasters and issues that flow from them.Sponsors of this podcast include:Dynamis, a leading provider of information management software and security solutions. The Blue Cell, a by-design crisis and consequence management consulting firm.Bent Ear Solutions offers comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues of your organization.T-Mobile for Government provides innovative connectivity solutions that help government better serve citizens by enabling agencies to work more intelligently, efficiently, and securely.Story topics and suggestions for people to interview are welcomed. You can contact the host via email.Podcast listeners might also be interested in the Disaster Zone Blog which is the number one blog on the topic of emergency management here in the United States.

  1. 1.
    Community Points of Distribution (CPODS)
    39:31
  2. 2.
    911 Systems and Technology
    43:48
  3. 3.
    The Legislative Process in Congress
    51:17
  4. 4.
    Alert and Warning - A New Approach
    43:07
  5. 5.
    Trends in Emergency Management
    46:35
  6. 6.
    Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado, Boulder
    45:52
  7. 7.
    Virtual ICS Position Training
    32:50
  8. 8.
    Getting the Power Back On — Post Disaster
    40:33
  1. 9.
    Maximizing the Technology You Already Have
    48:46
  2. 10.
    Hawaii Emergency Management
    51:10
  3. 11.
    21st Century Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Systems
    44:23
  4. 12.
    Building for Disaster Resilience
    37:03
  5. 13.
    Media’s Use of Drones
    39:28
  6. 14.
    New Cellular Service Opportunities for First Responders
    43:30
  7. 15.
    Emergency Management at the 3rd Busiest Airport in the World
    50:47
  8. 16.
    Adapting to Climate Change
    35:57
  9. 17.
    Women in Emergency Management
    48:49
  10. 18.
    Earthquake Risks in Western Washington
    43:33
  11. 19.
    A Policy Level Look at Emergency Management
    39:16
  12. 20.
    Feeding America
    36:34
  13. 21.
    Personal and Organizational Risk Management
    54:01
  14. 22.
    National Health Security Preparedness Index
    33:52
  15. 23.
    The Importance of Social Capital in Disasters
    45:00
  16. 24.
    An Online Master’s Degree In Infrastructure Planning and Management
    47:11
  17. 25.
    Planning for Mass Vaccination Sites
    43:42
  18. 26.
    A New Approach to Cybersecurity Training for Employees
    37:09
  19. 27.
    Leveraging Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Funding
    41:11
  20. 28.
    Disaster Readiness in the Pacific Northwest
    32:17
  21. 29.
    Virtual ICS Trainings
    43:35
  22. 30.
    The Social Impacts of the Pandemic
    37:35
  23. 31.
    Blood Donations, Disasters and Covid-19
    26:48
  24. 32.
    Conducting Virtual Disaster Exercises
    35:33
  25. 33.
    Everyone is in Sales
    41:38
  26. 34.
    Personal Reflections on Major Disasters
    45:27
  27. 35.
    Achieving True Communications Interoperability Across Networks, Devices, Platforms and Applications
    32:14
  28. 36.
    Shortcuts for Delivering Presentations that Encourage Action
    27:58
  29. 37.
    Disasters and People with Disabilities
    34:42
  30. 38.
    Emerging Technologies in Emergencies and Disasters
    35:13
  31. 39.
    Warning the Public in New York City
    29:06
  32. 40.
    How to Write Email that Engages and Persuades
    21:50
  33. 41.
    3 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Consultant
    22:49
  34. 42.
    Leading Virtual Teams
    38:01
  35. 43.
    The Future of Emergency Management Education and Training
    39:05
  36. 44.
    A Dozen Ways to Communicate Better Verbally
    22:37
  37. 45.
    How to Work with a Legislator
    37:27
  38. 46.
    Interview with Peter Gaynor, FEMA Administrator
    24:10
  39. 47.
    Implementing a Drone Program
    26:16
  40. 48.
    New York City’s Emergency Management Program
    41:33
  41. 49.
    Cybersecurity in a Pandemic
    26:57
  42. 50.
    Who is QAnon?
    29:31

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