Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast

Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast

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E30 - #Disaster - The Value of Social Media in Disaster
Aug 31 • 46 min
On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we comment, like, and share on the topic of social media use during disaster. Listen as special guest Ben Morgan shares his experience leveraging social during the 2013 Southern Alberta…
E29 - The Great 72hr Kit Debate - Preparedness or Placebo
May 10 • 30 min
On this ‘EPIC Debate’ episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we go head to head and debate the most ubiquitous of the preparedness messaged: the 72 Hour Preparedness Kit. Is it an effective initiative? Does it serve as a reliable…
E28 - Beat the Heat - Understanding Heat Emergencies
May 9 • 41 min
On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC)Podcast, we speak with Environment Canada Meteorologist Melissa MacDonald about the weather! Specifically, the unique dangers that heat waves present to our most invisible and vulnerable…
E27 - Minding Your Business - Preparing Businesses for Disater
May 8 • 33 min
On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we chat with Scott Crockett to discuss the complex and often misunderstood connection between businesses, disasters, and recovery. How can businesses be supported during response, and…
E26 - Gettin’ Rad - Understanding Radiation Hazards
May 7 • 44 min
On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we speak with Radiation Safety Officer Trevor Beniston about the ‘Dread Risk’ of radiation. What are the risks REALLY, and what can we do about it? It really is the role of disaster…
E25 - Managing Pets During Disaster
May 6 • 43 min
On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we discuss the sometimes emotionally charged topic of managing pets during disaster. Why is it so important? What can be done to better prepare? To answer this, we speak with special…
E24 - Resilience 2030 - A Review of the EM Strategy for Canada
Mar 24 • 19 min
On this ‘In Case You Haven’t Read It’ episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada), we review the recently released Emergency Management Strategy for Canada. What is it? Why do we need one? What problems might arise during implementation?…
E23-No Comment-Tall Tales and Teleprompters
Feb 16 • 41 min
The media and disaster management are inseparable. Are you ready to leverage media during disaster? Or do you view them as the enemy? On this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada) we begin to tackle the tricky issue of how to best…
E22 - 2018 - A Year in Review
Dec 28, 2018 • 35 min
On this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada), we look back on the events, learnings, and milestones of 2018. It was an eventful year, but it’s safe to say that when it comes to the evolution of Canadian Disaster Management, we ain’t…
E21 - Get Your Acts Together - An Analysis of Emergency Management Legislation
Dec 5, 2018 • 42 min
On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC), we speak with Jack Lindsay and dive into the lesser known, and often quite troubling history behind Canadian Emergency Management Law. Does our legislation measure up? Or does Canada need a fresh…
E20 - Hold the Phone - What is Wireless Public Alerting?
Jul 18, 2018 • 32 min
On this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada) we ask Public Alerting expert Tim Trytten all about the new Canadian Wireless Public Alerting Capability. What is it? How does it work? And can we rely on it during times of crisis? All…
E19 - Talking Trash - Lessons in Debris Management from the 2013 Southern Alberta Floods
Jun 21, 2018 • 48 min
On this episode we mark the 5 year anniversary of the 2013 Southern Alberta floods by examining some of the lessons which emerged surrounding the importance of an effective debris management plan. Big thanks to our speaker Joe Angevine for donating his…
SO INSPIRED RIGHT NOW - Review of the IAEM Canada Conference
Jun 14, 2018 • 18 min
In this Episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada) we review the recent IAEM Canada Emergency Management Leadership and Innovation Conference and discuss our ‘Ah-Ha’, ‘Uh Oh’, and ‘Hmmmmm’ moments! All this and more on this episode of EPIC…
E18 - Scheduling Awareness - The Science Behind Awareness Weeks
May 11, 2018 • 17 min
On this episode of EPIC Podcast, we discuss the science behind awareness weeks such as Emergency Preparedness Week 2018 and ask the difficult question: Does it actually work? What promotes preparedness, what are the barriers, and how do we remove them?…
E17 - We Didn’t Start The Fire - Being FireSmart As A Community Responsibility
May 10, 2018 • 18 min
EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada) brings you a quick hazard-specific episode on wildfire mitigation, in which we discuss the FireSmart program! All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast - Current, Relevant, Canadian
E16 - Hug a Tree and Survive - The AdventureSmart Approach to Promoting Preparedness
May 9, 2018 • 26 min
On this Episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada)we go behind the scenes of one of the most successful preparedness campaigns in Canada to find out what makes AdventureSmart so effective. We also share some tips and tricks on how to move…
E15 - Double Jeopardy - Personal Preparedness for Disaster Responders
May 7, 2018 • 19 min
On this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada), we get into the spirit of Emergency Preparedness week 2018 and discuss personal preparedness for disaster responders. How do you go about preparing a team to be both victim and rescuer…
Espresso With An Emergency Manager
Apr 23, 2018 • 20 min
On this episode of EPIC podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada) we partner with Basecamp Connect to bring you an ‘Espresso with an Emergency Manager’ episode to help share career experiences in the spirit of mentorship. All this and more on this…
EPIC News - Feb&Mar 2018
Apr 8, 2018 • 19 min
Our EPIC Newscast for the months of February and March 2018. Flooding, Swatting, and fake conferences designed to steal your cash! All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast - Current, Relevant, Canadian
E14 - Check Yourself - An Organizational Resilience Maturity Model
Mar 16, 2018 • 45 min
On this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada), we discuss the often used, yet poorly operationalized term: Resilience. What does it mean? How do you measure it? And how do you work towards resilience for your organization? To this end…
E13 - In Case You Haven’t Read It - Rising Waters, Difficult Decisions
Feb 16, 2018 • 27 min
In this ‘In Case You Haven’t Read It’ episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada) we have guest researcher Dr. Tim Haney discuss his findings in his paper ‘Rising Waters, Difficult Decisions: Findings and Recommendations from the Calgary…
EPIC News - January 2018
Feb 7, 2018 • 17 min
On this January 2018 EPIC News edition of the Emergency Preparedness in Canada Podcast, we cover recent disaster news to keep you up to date including the recent weather bomb dropped on Atlantic Canada, and the 2 inch Tsunami which created quite a wave in…
Do you hear what I hear? - Public Alerting in Canada: Past, Present, and Future
Jan 28, 2018 • 41 min
In this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada), we explore the origins of public alerting as we know it in Canada, and where it might be going. We will also talk to Tim Trytten to find out what makes a good public alert message, and…
E12 - 2017: A Year in Review
Dec 31, 2017 • 22 min
In this special NYE 2017 episode, we put down the champagne long enough to remember some of the major Disasters, Incidents, and Emergency Management notables of 2017, and make some wild assumptions about what might be coming up for us in 2018. All this…
EPIC NEWS Nov/Dec2017
Dec 31, 2017 • 15 min
In this EPIC News Edition for the months of November and December 2017 we discuss current events and updates for the Emergency and Disaster Management Professional, including a very cold and very Canadian train evacuation, and an overview of some new…
Halifax 100 - A Special Commemorative Episode
Dec 6, 2017 • 49 min
EPIC Podcast presents a very special commemorative episode remembering the Halifax disaster of 100 years ago, and asking the sometimes worrying question: What, if anything, have we learned? We are very proud to feature interviews from Dan Bedell from the…
EPIC News - October 2017
Nov 1, 2017 • 17 min
Emergency Preparedness in Canada Podcast presents your ‘disaster news’ for the month of October 2017, including a look at recent grass fires in AB and SK, as well as a fatal ammonia leak in BC. All this and more on this episode of EPIC podcast. Current,…
E11-Back to School Special-The Complexities of Campus Emergency Management
Oct 4, 2017 • 25 min
On this episode of EPIC podcast (Emergency Preparedness In Canada), we explore the complexities and unique challenges facing campus Emergency Managers, and have the chance to talk with Bob Maber, the Director of Emergency Management at the University of…
EPIC News - September 2017
Sep 27, 2017 • 20 min
Emergency Preparedness in Canada presents your EPIC Newscast for the month of September 2017. We’ll discuss whats making waves internationally, and what’s sparking discussion around the ongoing BC and Alberta wildfires. All this and more on this episode…
EPIC News - August 2017
Aug 23, 2017 • 12 min
Our Current Events Cast for the month of August (and a bit of July) 2017. BC Fires continue (causing a rather chaotic evacuation management issue for Shambhala music festival), the official report on the January Ice Storms has emerged with a long list of…
E10 - In Case You Haven’t Read It - 3rd Edition Emergency Management Framework for Canada
Aug 19, 2017 • 18 min
In this ‘In Case You Haven’t Read It’ episode, EPIC podcast reviews the recently released 3rd Edition Emergency Management Framework for Canada. What does this formative federal document mean for EM professionals, and is it even useful? All this and more…
E9 - Profession and Purpose Part 2 - The International Association of Emergency Managers
Aug 6, 2017 • 34 min
Episode 9 - Profession and Purpose Part 2 - Featuring the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). In this episode we speak to Greg Solecki, the current President of IAEM Canada about the associations role in the progression of the…
E8 - In Case You Haven’t Read It - The 2016 Alberta Wildfire Report
Jun 23, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode, we review the recent KPMG report on the 2016 Alberta Wildfires, providing an overview, and a review of its contents, applicability, and some key take-homes for the Emergency Management Professional. All this and more on this episode of…
E7 - Here to Help - An Approach to Managing Spontaneous Volunteers
May 30, 2017 • 39 min
In this episode of EPIC Podcast, we discuss the issue of spontaneous volunteers in the disaster context, and a potential Canadian approach to their management. We are also very excited to present our interview with Matt Godsoe, who has written extensively…
E6 - Profession and Purpose - The Changing Face of the EM Profession
Apr 7, 2017 • 38 min
The field of Emergency Management is undergoing a rapid phase of professionalization. Listen as Jack Lindsay, an Associate Professor at Brandon University for the ADES program, discusses some of the issues surrounding professionalization, who we should…
E5- Good Medicine for Bad Drugs - Declaring Emergency Over the Fentanyl Crisis - An EPIC Debate
Jan 23, 2017 • 36 min
In Episode 5 of EPIC Podcast, Josh and Grayson go head to head to try and decide if declaring a public health emergency is the right call for provinces battling the sudden rise in opioid-related deaths. Is it an emergency? Does it warrant an emergency…
E4-Let’s Talk-Supporting Emergency Workers During Disaster
Dec 13, 2016 • 25 min
Emergency Preparedness in Canada Podcast brings you Episode 4 in which we explore some of the tips, tricks, and challenges associated with providing responders with mental health support during a disaster. We also have an interview with Nate Pike, who was…
E3 - Relative Rightness - Ethics in Emergency Management
Oct 21, 2016 • 29 min
Relative Rightness, a quick look at some of the contrasting ethical theories employed in disaster decision making, and a special interview with Clinical Ethicist Katherine Duthie. All this and more on EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian.
E2 - Beyond Hats and Bats - Tips for Mass Gathering Management
Sep 23, 2016 • 28 min
In this episode we discuss tips for managing mass gatherings, and speak to Neal Stubbs, the Logistical Coordinator for the Calgary Public Safety Unit.
E1- A March Through Time: The History of Emergency Management in Canada
Sep 15, 2016 • 19 min
The first attempt at a podcast from EPIC podcast - Emergency Preparedness in Canada - Current, Relevant, Canadian. Join us as we explore the history of EM in Canada, and pay tribute to it’s roots in Civil Defence.