State of Ready

State of Ready
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.

What’s in Your Go-Bag? Ep1.2019
Jan 16 • 59 min
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”…
Bill and Ed’s 2018 in Review and Holiday Special!
Dec 19, 2018 • 15 min
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! @StateOfReady Ed - @Ready_Northwest Bill- @21clets
Episode 8 - Evacuations - How to Know When to Go.
Aug 18, 2018 • 66 min
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…
Emergency Alerting Systems - Why use them?
Jun 4, 2018 • 48 min
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…
Emergency Management + Social Media
May 28, 2018 • 56 min
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.
Partners in Emergency Management
May 18, 2018 • 53 min
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 - Vital in Emergency Management
May 10, 2018 • 47 min
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).
Conducting Awesome Stakeholder Meetings
May 3, 2018 • 42 min
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 Exercises for Large Scale Events
Apr 27, 2018 • 57 min
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.
About Us
Apr 27, 2018 • 2 min
Welcome to our podcast! Meet Ed and Bill and find our episode listing!
Planning for Large Scale Events
Apr 18, 2018 • 48 min
This week Ed and Bill discuss emergency Management for large venues that host concerts, festivals, and other large events. What’s an Event Manager to do? Are there resources and technology available? How can first responders assist? We work to answer…
How to get into Emergency Management -Interview with an Director of Emergency Management
Apr 10, 2018 • 39 min
What does it take to tame disasters? Join Ed and Bill as we discuss what it takes to be in Emergency Management