Big data and analytics present myriad possibilities for emergency management specialists and first responders. Some of these benefits include understanding site-level impacts as they develop in real-time, adding value to programs such as Business Continuity, and creating intelligence to be used in the Planning Section of an Emergency Operations Centre. But what exactly is Big… Continue reading

A Top Public Awareness Campaign: Do1Thing has grown into a national program in the United States, that has helped countless community members prepare for emergencies and disasters. It has been recognized by the International Association of Emergency Managers as a top Public Awareness Campaign, and has a simple message: everyone can become prepared, using small steps… Continue reading

The emergence of Public Safety Canada in 2003 marked a critical point in the relationship between Emergency Management and Critical Infrastructure (CI). Chief among these was the absorption of Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness (OCIPEP) into the realm of public safety and security. Through moving this office from National Defence squarely within… Continue reading