Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Exercises provide stakeholders a valuable opportunity to validate concepts and activities in a no-fault learning environment. In the active threat preparedness field, Hagerty Consulting, Inc. (Hagerty) was grateful for the opportunity to support 38 exercises in 2019 alone. These activities ranged from discussion-based exercises on family reunification and mass casualty crime preparedness to operations-based Special […]

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Regular exercises play a critical role in helping transit agencies evaluate and improve their levels of emergency preparedness and overall resilience. Transit agencies must carefully consider how to design, deliver, and evaluate each exercise in order to maximize its effectiveness. One aspect of successful planning is identifying critical participants from intersecting jurisdictions, such as the owners and operators of the transit system, and the entities who support its response […]

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released the draft Recovery Policy on Building Code and Floodplain Management Administration and Enforcement, a document that, according to FEMA, “defines the framework and requirements for consistent and appropriate implementation [of Section 1206 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA)] through the PA Program.” This new policy may […]

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Fear continues to persist about the potential for a severe 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pandemic as the number of cases continues to rise globally, including within the United States (US). The US has confirmed the first local case of human-to-human transmission and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary has declared the […]

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking a never-before-seen strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses, able to infect both humans and animals, can cause mild to severe respiratory illness in humans. Immunocompromised persons, children, and older adults are especially vulnerable to infection. No vaccine currently exists for any of the coronaviruses. Human […]

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Imagine that you are the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Hurricane Maria has just devastated the United States (US) territory of Puerto Rico. There are two military airplanes cleared to deliver supplies to the survivors. Only two. What do you fill the airplanes with? Hagerty Consulting, Inc.’s (Hagerty’s) Executive Chairman, and […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandates that all airports conduct triennial full-scale exercises (FSEs) to test their Airport Emergency Plans if no real-world incidents occur that require the plan to be used. These exercises are vital to guaranteeing that all personnel are not only familiar with the emergency plans, but are properly trained in their […]

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