Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publishes an infrastructure report card. Much like a school report card, the intent is to motivate recipients to take action. Twenty-eight civil engineers review relevant data and reports and consult with technical and industry experts to assign grades to 16 categories of infrastructure, nationwide. The […]

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Kyle McPhee, Hagerty Consulting’s Director of Preparedness Programs, was recently featured in Voices of the Governing Institute sharing his views on how communities can better prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from an active shooter attack. You can read the article here. Voices is curated by the Governing Institute, which seeks out practitioners and observers whose […]

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A few months ago, I wrote an article for Hagerty Consulting’s Disaster Discourse on key considerations when designing and implementing preparedness activities against a Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack (CCTA). In dynamic active threat events like those that took place in Mumbai (2008), Paris (2015), and Brussels (2016), command and control approaches of several incident locations […]

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On Thursday April 6, 2017, the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorological Project  released their Extended Range Forecast of Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane and Landfall Strike Probability for 2017. According to the forecast a total of 11 named storms, four hurricanes, and two major hurricanes (hurricanes that register above Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale) are expected this […]

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Tammy Chapman is a Senior Managing Associate in Hagerty Consulting’s Preparedness Division. Tammy’s work with Hagerty Consulting has focused on planning and preparedness for multiple hazards, including public health events and active threat incidents, and she has supported clients nationwide. In addition to her project work for the firm, Tammy recently returned as an independent […]

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Between October 25 and 26 of 2016, 911 emergency dispatch centers in at least a dozen states from California to Florida were overwhelmed by what investigators now believe was the largest cyberattack on the country’s emergency-response system. The attack caused hundreds of smartphones to dial 911, flooding call systems with excessive phone traffic. Although no […]

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As emergency managers, it is our job to help the communities that we serve prepare for uncertain events. It is our responsibility to understand the natural and manmade hazards that these communities face and to develop effective strategies to address these hazards to help achieve resiliency against all threats.  I want to take a moment […]

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In a recent interview with Boston’s WBUR radio station, former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate claimed that some FEMA policies may allow individuals and businesses to develop areas that are vulnerable to natural hazards. Fugate argued that current disaster recovery policies create a federally funded safety net for those without private insurance […]

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Are you an emergency management practitioner? Do you have experience with emergency electrification? We need your input! Hagerty Consulting is engaged in a Federal Transit Administration (FTA)-sponsored project exploring the potential to utilize hybrid electric buses as backup generators in an emergency, but we need your help. We are seeking information on backup power capabilities […]

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Kevin Fuller began his career as a consultant working with communities recovering from Hurricane Katrina. After completing his MBA, Kevin joined Hagerty Consulting’s Disaster Recovery practice. As a Recovery Program Manager, Kevin helps our clients confront their most complex challenges. We recently spent some time with Kevin as he discussed his career and what he […]

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