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The Top 7 Critical Incidents That Keep Emergency Managers Awake at Night

2019 12 13 / by David Layman posted in Preparedness, Incident management

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What is the one emergency situation that keeps professional emergency managers awake at night? Given that emergency managers have extensive knowledge about a wide range of disasters and must constantly be prepared for the worst, it is extremely telling to know what type of incident they consider to be the nightmare scenario.

At the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Annual Conference held recently in Savannah, Georgia, we conducted a survey asking emergency professionals from various agencies, industries, and organizations a number of questions about preparedness, emergency planning and response, technology solutions, and the top concern that keeps them up at night.

Any guesses about what was the most frequent answer? What would you say?

Hurricanes? Winter storms? Zombie apocalypse? (many were overheard pondering this one, but presumably answered otherwise). We’ll tell you shortly…

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Juvare Solutions at Super Bowl LIII

2019 08 30 / by David Layman posted in incident command, Incident management, Events

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Preparedness is a competitive advantage. Organizations can’t afford to drop the ball when it comes to safety at large-scale planned events.

Juvare worked closely with our partners at Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency, along with over 50 federal and state agencies, who worked to ensure safety at Super Bowl LIII. The video below shows how Juvare’s emergency management platforms helped all agencies work together to prepare, stay connected, and respond to incidents during Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, GA.

 

 

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Guru Minute Video: Matt Cronin - Using Crisis Management Solutions for Large-Scale Planned Events

2019 08 22 / by David Layman posted in Preparedness, Incident management, Crisis Communication, Events

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In this month’s Guru Minute video, we spoke to Matt Cronin, Director of Solutions Architecture at Juvare, who talks about how organizations use Juvare's crisis management solutions to prepare for and respond to any incidents that might occur at large-scale planned events like concerts, festivals, sporting events, marathons, etc.

The monthly Guru Minute videos are inspired by one of the most popular features of Juvare’s annual Exchange conference – the “Guru Lounge” – where participants can meet one-on-one with Juvare’s solutions experts and gain specific knowledge about critical incident management technology.

 

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Controlled Chaos: Preparing for the Unexpected at Large-Scale Planned Events

2019 08 9 / by David Layman posted in Incident management, Crisis Communication, Events

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Have you ever been to a major sporting event, concert, or festival and looked around at the multitude of people and wondered what might happen if there was an emergency? How would event planners or first responders be able to navigate the chaos if a crisis occurred, and react quickly and effectively in the midst of a large crowd of people?

Whether it’s a large-scale “planned” event like the example above, or an “unplanned” critical incident or disaster, situational awareness is the name of the game. Situational awareness enables key personnel like event planners, law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders to respond quickly and effectively to prevent smaller incidents from becoming larger, more dangerous and potentially life-threatening ones.

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Guru Minute Video: Sanjay Satogopan

2019 07 26 / by David Layman posted in Emergency Management, Incident management, Incident Management Software

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One of the most popular features of the annual Exchange conference sponsored by Juvare has been the “Guru Lounge” where participants can meet one-on-one with Juvare’s solutions experts and gain specific knowledge about critical incident management technology.

In the spirit of the Guru Lounge, we introduce the Juvare Guru Minute video series. The first installment of this ongoing quick-chat video series features Juvare Product Manager Sanjay Satogopan, who discusses the basics of critical incident management solutions, including what they do and what types of organizations benefit from them. 

 

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Situational Awareness is the Key to Critical Incident Readiness

2019 07 11 / by David Layman posted in disaster, Preparedness, coordinated response, Incident management, Incident Management Software, Business Continuity Management, Health and Safety, Juvare Exchange

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The right Critical Incident Management platform offers the tools to help your organization respond effectively

Disasters, emergencies, and critical incidents often happen without a moment’s notice. In these situations, lives hang in the balance. Quick, decisive action is necessary to ensure safety, to mitigate damage, and to recover.

The best decisions are made, especially in a crisis situation, with a full view of events as they are happening. Armed with accurate information, you can make good decisions faster.

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Perfect Planning for the Perfect Storm: How Can Healthcare Be Prepared?

2019 06 21 / by David Layman posted in EMS, Emergency Management, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Management, Healthcare, Public Health, disaster, Preparedness, healthcare coalitions, hospitals, Incident management, emergency medical, Health and Safety

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With the brunt of the massive Hurricane Michael bearing down on the Florida Panhandle in 2018, several of the region’s hospitals were forced to evacuate patients. In the midst of these efforts, with windows exploding and rooftops blowing off, new patients arrived with various injuries associated with the storm. Calling it a perfect storm for disaster would be an understatement.

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For Corporations, Readiness for Disasters and Critical Incidents is Good Business

2019 06 13 / by David Layman posted in Emergency Management, Business Enterprise, resilience, disaster, Preparedness, coordinated response, Incident management, Crisis Communication, Business Continuity Management, Business Disruption

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It might not be the first thing you think about when considering emergency preparedness, but having a plan for a critical incident or disaster makes good business sense.

Corporations have suffered tremendous losses because of unexpected events – natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and wildfires, as well as man-made events such as office violence, active shooters, terrorism, or cyberattacks.

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Unique Challenges for Higher Ed Makes Critical Incident Planning Essential

2019 06 7 / by David Layman posted in Emergency Management, education, Preparedness, Incident management, Incident Management Software, Health and Safety, Higher Education Institutions

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Cramming for exams should be about as stressful as the life of a college student gets. But as nerve-racking as school work can be, it’s an expected part of the college experience.

But more than ever, Higher Education Institutions have to be prepared for the unexpected. They have to be ready to respond swiftly and decisively to protect the lives of students, faculty, and staff when a disaster strikes.

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What Should You Be Doing to Prepare For and Respond to a Cyberattack?

2019 05 9 / by David Layman posted in resilience, Preparedness, Incident management, data security, Crisis Communication, Incident Management Software, Business Disruption, Business Continuity Management Software, Cybersecurity, Cyberattack

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Don’t Sleep Through Your Organization’s Cybersecurity Planning

 

Does the possibility of a cyberattack on your company or organization keep you up at night?

It doesn’t have to if you’re confident that you have prepared properly and have a plan for a rapid and decisive response to a data breach.

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