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Crisis Communications

- Research into the quality of radio frequencies when used underground could result in better communication among first responders.

Introduction to Emergency Management, Third Edition

- The updated version of the seminal text on emergency management.

State Perspective - Maine

- Interview with Robert P. McAleer, director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency.

Hard Questions in Emergency Critical Care

- The federal government and the medical profession face a thorny question: who would and would not receive emergency treatment during a pandemic or large-scale emergency?

Pandemic Flu

- The ACLU slams the federal government for pursuing a "law enforcement and national security" approach to the threat of pandemic influenza, rather than a public health approach.

Pandemic Planning

- A panel of physicians has issued guidelines on which high-risk patients to deny medical care to in the event of a public-health emergency, such as pandemic flu.

Managing Flood Risk a Shared Responsibility, Army Official Says

- The federal government is not the only player in protecting the country from flooding, an Army official told a congressional hearing today.

Lights Out: The Electricity Crisis, the Global Economy, and What It Means to You

- Understanding our dependence on the uninterrupted flow of electricity and how fragile the electrical grid has become.

State Perspective - Idaho

- Interview with Col. William Shawver, director of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security.


- Find out how firefighting groups have updated an emergency incident rehabilitation manual to better protect firefighters and first responders.

Customer Service During a Crisis: Apologize and Move On

- Why calling the lawyers is not the best way to deal with angry customers, regulators, and the media, says a crisis communications consultant at this year's World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto.

Emergency Managers: Annual Hurricane Season Predictions are Bunk

- Emergency managers take annual hurricane season predictions with a grain of salt; forecasters say they never claimed to have a crystal ball.

State Perspective - Oklahoma

- Interview with Kerry Pettingill, director of the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security.

Beyond Print

SM Online

See all the latest links and resources that supplement the current issue of Security Management magazine.