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Author: Edward Colson/Bill Fogarty

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The State of Ready strives to educate, train, and infuse technology into Emergency Management.
Our weekly podcast is designed to inform everyone of trends, tips, and experience from a variety of viewpoints to help develop new ideas that solve problems within your community.
It is our aim to bring an awareness of technology to Emergency Managers and those interested in emergency preparedness.
12 Episodes
What's in your Go-Bag? If your new year's resolution is to be more prepared for a disaster, a Go-Bag filled with emergency and disaster supplies should be at the top of your list! In this episode, Ed and Bill discuss the origins of the Go-Bag, the "Must" have and "Should" have of supplies and where to put it all. Take our Twitter poll on the subject as well! Remember to hit "Subscribe"! 
Bill and Ed review all that's happened this year and wrap it all up in a 2018 review. We also discuss what we have in store for 2019! Remember to subscribe and reach out to us on Twitter!@StateOfReadyEd - @Ready_NorthwestBill- @21clets
We're back! Ed and Bill are back with a new episode, this week focused on Evacuations- How to Know When to Go. Hurricanes, wildfires, hazmat; OH MY. Why would we evacuate and who would make that decision. Tune in! We are joined by special guest Brent Bowden to discuss the Quick Series app and how it assists emergency management and businesses by providing awareness tools before, during, and after an evacuation.Also, stay to the very end because we want to hear from you, our State of Ready listeners!
This week the State of Ready team chats with Mike Sutton of Civic Plus on Emergency Alert systems. We discuss different types of alerting systems, how to get your community to sign up, and what messaging to use. We also learned not to record on a Friday afternoon...
In this episode of State of Ready, Bill chats with Sunnyvale DPS Social Media Coordinator Ashoorina Barreto about the use of social media for emergency management in engaging their communities.
Emergency Management coordinates with many different partners all working toward a single objective. Want to know how many or other places that you can find emergency management jobs? Join Ed and Bill as we discuss our partners!
Volunteers are a vital component of emergency management's response and recovery. This week Ed and Bill chat with Ken Anderson. Sr, South San Francisco FD's Emergency Services Manager, who is in charge of the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
It's not the flashy and cool part of Emergency Management but attending meetings is a part of our professional lives. So how can we make the most of our meetings? Join Ed and Bill as we share some tips on how to effectively conduct stakeholder meetings.
Conducting an emergency exercise is a complex endeavor. Join Ed and Bill as they share their knowledge on developing and running a large scale exercise.
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