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…