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A selection of materials from DRI International is available here as an added benefit for DRI members. We hope you enjoy this informative collection of industry information and research.

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Critical Incident Stress Management 101

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2024

Author: Tri-State Canine Response Team

Attend this session to learn some Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) basics as applied to your people – your number one recovery resource. You’re not going to become a CISM expert in an hour. But this presentation will open your eyes to the need for and principles of this incident response staple. Speakers will review the seven components of CISM, in particular, response to disaster or large-scale incidents, defusing, triaging, acute symptoms, and more.

Tags: Emergency Management, Emergency response

Science Advice and Guidance for Emergencies (SAGE)

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2024

Author: Richard Goad, Justin Vanasen

Science and scientific research & development are a crucial, yet underutilized resource for emergency management. The Science Advice and Guidance for Emergencies program, better known as SAGE, aims to normalize the use of science advice in the emergency management community. SAGE, the premier emergency management framework for S&T, is an emergency management resource used during homeland security threats, incidents, major disasters, and emergencies.

Tags: Emergency Management

A Business Continuity Manager, an Emergency Manager, and a Crisis Manager Walk Into a Session…

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2024

Author: Mark Evans, Frank Harrison, Jeff Jellets, Wendy Scott

Join us for a candid chat among 3 professionals whose roles are the same but different — a business continuity manager, an emergency manager, and a crisis manager. Coming from similar but diverse backgrounds, they will share their interchangeable skills, relatable stories and distinct perspectives from each discipline and how their line of work continues to mature and evolve.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Crisis Management, Emergency Management

True North Resilience - Spring 2023

Author: DRI Canada

DRI Canada's quarterly magazine includes articles on Hurricane Dorian, London's incident command training, the RIE Toronto Symposium, and more.

Tags: BIA, Canada, Climate Change, Cyber Resilience, Emergency Management

Emergency Management and Business Continuity in a Polycrisis World

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - NYU - Oct. 6, 2023

Author: Kelly McKinney, CBCP,

We live in a post-modern polycrisis world. Our organizations – governments, public and private sector organizations, hospitals, universities – are besieged by a multitude of human-caused, natural and technological risks. Given this, what is the role of the emergency management and business continuity professionals? Our organizations need us to bring order to the chaos. But are we ready to do that?

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Emergency Management

Bringing Business Continuity to the State Emergency Management Stage: A Case Study

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: --

A recent experience by the Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM) offers a road map that illustrates the challenges and rewards for integrating continuity into public sector planning, and in the process, creating cohesive plans and people skilled in carrying them out.

Tags: Emergency Management, Maryland Department of Emergency Management, White Paper

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Improving Organizational Resiliency Through Cross Training

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Brian Bauer, Ken Maloney

With natural disasters on the rise and cyber attacks on the nightly news, are state governments ready to meet the challenges and risks of the modern world? For the state of Maryland, the answer to that question is a resounding YES! In this live webinar, hear how Maryland state emergency managers are taking a uniquely effective approach to improving resilience: Training! A two-year program aims to increase resiliency by cross-training staff in business continuity, IT disaster recovery, and cyber resilience. Learn from Maryland OEM's Brian Bauer and Ken Maloney how it’s working, as well as how this approach also benefits both the private sector and public-private partnership initiatives.

Tags: Emergency Management, Public Sector

Continuity and Emergency Management: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Alex Abdun-Nabi

As part of the DRI Webinar on incorporating business continuity into statewide emergency management, Alex Abdun-Nabi, Emergency Preparedness Manager for Capital Metro (CAPMET), Austin's public transportation system, discusses his experiences incorporating private sector resilience practices into public sector operations.

Tags: Emergency Management, Public Sector