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The Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast delivers current, relevant, and Canadian educational content for those who share our passion for disasters and their management. We believe that disasters are everyone's business, and that free and open access to education can drive the profession forward while improving preparedness for all Canadians. Listen as we interview leading experts in the field, review emerging and landmark publications, and debate important disaster issues. All this and more on EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian
Proud Partner of IAEM Canada, and the Alberta Podcast Network

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The Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast delivers current, relevant, and Canadian educational content for those who share our passion for disasters and their management. We believe that disasters are everyone's business, and that free and open access to education can drive the profession forward while improving preparedness for all Canadians. Listen as we interview leading experts in the field, review emerging and landmark publications, and debate important disaster issues. All this and more on EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian
Proud Partner of IAEM Canada, and the Alberta Podcast Network

    2021 - A Year in Review

    2021 - A Year in Review

    On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we take a look back on 2021 including reviewing our top ‘Pandemic Picks’, the ‘EPIC Disaster Highlight Reel’, a review of some Canadian firsts, and a peek at what 2022 might bring.

    All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian

    Episode Links:
    Top 10 Weather Events (CBC): https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/top-10-weather-stories-2021-1.6288139
    BC Coroners Report - Heat Dome Fatalities: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/birth-adoption-death-marriage-and-divorce/deaths/coroners-service/statistical/heat_related_deaths_in_bc_knowledge_update.pdf
    Federal Mandate for Emergency Management: https://pm.gc.ca/en/mandate-letters/2021/12/16/president-queens-privy-council-canada-and-minister-emergency
    WUI Fire Guidelines: https://www.iawfonline.org/article/canada-creates-guide-for-wui-fires/
    Flood Impact Map: https://news.westernu.ca/2021/11/flood-impact-map-a-canadian-first/
    Compassionate Isolation Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnBh5QDqWNo&ab_channel=SiksikaHealthServices
    Understanding Fire Deaths in First Nations - Coroners Report: https://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/Deathinvestigations/OfficeChiefCoroner/Publicationsandreports/UnderstandingFireDeathsFirstNations.html

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    Hosts:
    Grayson Cockett
    Dr. Joshua Bezanson
    Gillian Wong

    Epic Podcast is Sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network

    • 50 min
    Humans 101 - A Review of Predictable Disaster Behaviors with Dr. Slick

    Humans 101 - A Review of Predictable Disaster Behaviors with Dr. Slick

    On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast entitled ‘Humans 101 - A Review of Predictable Disaster Behaviors’, we are joined by Dr. Jean Slick as she reviews 8 basic human behaviors that are well documented and common in disaster, and yet continue to surprise us and seem to be absent from many agencies planning considerations. We’ll also review a few ‘disaster myths’ and chat about why understanding these myths and behaviors is so important.

    All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian

    Episode Links:
    https://theconversation.com/from-the-cold-war-to-covid-19-the-8-common-ways-people-behave-in-a-crisis-136672

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    Hosts:
    Grayson Cockett
    Dr. Joshua Bezanson

    Epic Podcast is Sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network

    • 29 min
    What If? - Incorporating 'Scenario Planning' in Emergency Management

    What If? - Incorporating 'Scenario Planning' in Emergency Management

    On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we explore the concept of Scenario Planning with special guest and author of 'Disaster Proof' Lance Mortlock. Is this a tool that has a place in EM? How can you incorporate it into your practice?

    All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian

    Episode Links:
    Preparing for the future: Development of an ‘antifragile’ methodology that complements scenario planning by omitting causation; Exploring the impact of evaluating strategic options in a scenario-based multi-criteria framework; How plausibility-based scenario practices are grappling with complexity to appreciate and address 21st century challenges; Beyond risk mitigation: Enhancing corporate innovation with scenario planning; A scenario planning approach for the flood emergency logistics preparation problem under uncertainty; A Methodology for Assessing Performance-Based Scenario Planning - Thomas J. Chermack, 2003; https://scienceimpact.mit.edu/sites/default/files/documents/Scenario%20PlanningA%20Review%20of%20the%20Literature.PDF

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    • 35 min
    EPIC Conference Debrief - EMSS2021

    EPIC Conference Debrief - EMSS2021

    On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we debrief the 'Emergency Management Stakeholder Summit' conference (hosted by NAIT and IAEM Canada), and review some key takeaways, quotes, and continued questions.

    All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian

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    Hosts:
    Grayson Cockett
    Dr. Joshua Bezanson

    Epic Podcast is Sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network

    • 30 min
    The Great ICS Debate

    The Great ICS Debate

    On this very special 'EPIC Debate' episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, Josh and Grayson go head to head to debate the value of one of Canada's most closely held disaster management belief systems... the Incident Command System!

    A huge thanks to Ryan Jesperson for moderating this debate, as well as to NAIT for allowing us to speak at their first virtual Emergency Management Stakeholder Summit.

    All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast - Current, Relevant, Canadian

    • 33 min
    Chat With The Chief - A Candid Conversation With Tom Sampson

    Chat With The Chief - A Candid Conversation With Tom Sampson

    On this episode of Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we get to chat with one of our disaster heroes - Retired Chief of the Calgary Emergency Management Agency Tom Sampson. He'll take us through his career path highlights, a 'job description' for directors of emergency management, and his tips to surviving in tense, political, and emotionally charged environments.

    All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast - Current, Relevant, Canadian

    • 42 min

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