38 episodes

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

    E34 - Leading When It Matters Most

    E34 - Leading When It Matters Most

    On this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada), we talk to Harvard NPLI's own Eric McNulty on the topic of leadership during disaster. Meta-leadership, swarm leadership, and tips and tricks to become the best leader you can when all eyes are on you!

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

    Check out these links and tools of the trade!
    https://www.amazon.com/Youre-Crisis-Change-Lead-Matters-ebook/dp/B07J4Q8GGB
    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/e18d/88c080d767b86d219d4842e13ef514ac560d.pdf?_ga=2.62774892.1754220521.1575266978-2055780224.1575266978
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=N7oz366X0-8

    • 42 min
    E33 - Zombie Apocalypse and Other Fun Ways to Increase Preparedness

    E33 - Zombie Apocalypse and Other Fun Ways to Increase Preparedness

    On this episode of the Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast, we finally get to talk about the biggest issue facing Canada today. Zombies. What has Canada done to prepare? How can the fascination with zombies be leveraged? Are zombies the perfect test for your all-hazards incident management system?
    All this and more on this episode of EPIC podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian
    www.cdc.gov/cpr/zombie/index.htm

    • 19 min
    E32 - Thoughts From DEMCON - A Conference Review Episode

    E32 - Thoughts From DEMCON - A Conference Review Episode

    On this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada), we explore who we are as emergency managers, and how we can show our value, by listening to 2 speakers from the recent Ontario Disaster and Emergency Management Conference (2019). Join us as we speak to Vincent Davis, and Magda Sulzycki about integrating EM into corporate culture, and tracking your programs 'health' through effective use of KPIs.
    All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian

    • 25 min
    E31 - Once Upon a Disaster - Building Resilience Through Storytelling

    E31 - Once Upon a Disaster - Building Resilience Through Storytelling

    On this episode of EPIC Podcast (Emergency Preparedness in Canada) we speak with Suzanne Bernier about the importance of survivor stories in building individual and community resilience.
    All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian
    https://www.suzannebernier.com/
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260425012_From_Crisis_to_Disaster_Towards_in_Integrative_Perspective

    • 24 min
    E30 - #Disaster - The Value of Social Media in Disaster

    E30 - #Disaster - The Value of Social Media in Disaster

    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 Floods, and teases out the 'dos' and 'don't' of social media as an emergency tool.
    All this and more on this episode of EPIC Podcast: Current, Relevant, Canadian.

    Tools of the Trade:
    https://drexel.edu/dornsife/research/centers-programs-projects/center-for-public-health-readiness-communication/social-media-library/overview/using-social-media-in-a-disaster/
    https://centreforcrisiscommunications.com/resources/
    https://twitterfall.com/

    • 46 min
    E29 - The Great 72hr Kit Debate - Preparedness or Placebo

    E29 - The Great 72hr Kit Debate - Preparedness or Placebo

    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 preparedness metric? Do they actually save lives?

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

    • 30 min

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