The Importance of LIP

What is LIP? It’s an acronym for Life Safety, Incident Stabilization and Property Protection – and those three areas – in that order are the top-line Priorities or Objective Categories of any incident response operation. They must always occur, and be prioritized in that order when it comes to creating Strategies and Tactics on the Operation. When you …

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STRENGTH ANALYSIS-Collaboration: European Union Civil Protection for Emergency Management

Relevant EMINT Content from The National Security Policy and Analysis Organization at American Public University The National Security Policy and Analysis Organization (NSPAO) facilitates critical engagement in national security, international affairs, and intelligence issues by engaging with national security experts and promoting an informed exchange of ideas to develop analytical skills and produce meaningful analyses …

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The not-so empty threat of an EMP: What Emergency Management needs to convey

For a Nuclear Weapon Attack – the blast zone will be catastrophic, but you may be unaware of a significant hazard which can extend quite farther – an electro-magnetic pulse wave. In July 2022, New York City’s (NYC’s) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) issued a Public Service Announcement (PSA), to help residents prepare for a nuclear attack. …

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SLOSH – Sea, Lake and Overland Surges

from the National Hurricane Center and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/surge/ Contents Introduction Storm Surge vs. Storm Tide Factors Impacting Surge Notable Surge Events Surge Vulnerability Facts Introduction Along the coast, storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane. …

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Emergency Action Plans – the basics

The rock band “The Clash” have a song entitled “Should I Stay or Should I Go” – which is about a relationship between two people. It’s also a quick summary of Emergency Action Planning – should you shelter-in-place or evacuate? The emergency management answer to this question is “Depends on what the emergency is” – …

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After Action Reports

Some of the After Action Reports (AARs) on major incidents, we have found on the web. Do you know of any others available as OSINT (Open Source Intelligence – items available to the public, not classified or sensitive)? Please add in the comments. If any of these links are broken, please let us know via …

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US-DHS has free exercises for schools

Active Shooter Template https://www.schoolsafety.gov/emergency-planning?subtopic%5B117%5D=117#block-views-block-resources-by-subtopic-block-1 FEMA’s Sample School Emergency Operations Plan (for Training Purposes) Federal Emergency Management Agency This sample school EOP was developed in accordance with the “Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans.” This document has been developed for training purposes only.

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