The LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training is a nationally recognized center for emergency preparedness and response training located at Louisiana State University’s flagship campus. We have provided high-quality, federally-certified training to America’s emergency responders about prevention, response and recovery from biological incidents since 1998. Each week on the LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast, we will bring in some of the nation’s top experts to cover topics related to the wide field of emergency response.
86 - Preparing for Large-Scale Events: Preoperational Behaviors
Today’s podcast is the second in a three-part series on site protection and preparing for large-scale events with guests Todd Short and Eric Vandenburg. Today, we talk about site protection techniques like how to identify suspicious activity and motivations and preoperational behavior of bad actors. We also discuss previous incidents that we can look to as case studies when preparing for future events.
The third and final episode in this series will air on Tuesday, March 5th
85 - Preparing for Large-Scale Events: Preoperational Behaviors: History and Context
Today’s episode is the first in a three-part series on site protection and preparing for large-scale events. Guests for this series include subject matter experts Todd Short and Eric Vandenburg. In this episode, they discuss different kinds of large-scale events, the ways in which security and protection for events have changed over the years, getting the public involved in security and protection techniques, the importance of establishing a baseline for a site or event, and more.
The second episode in this series will air on Tuesday, February 27th
Re-Release: An Overview of the Run. Hide. Fight. Paradigm
Today’s episode discusses the Run. Hide. Fight. paradigm, active threat response techniques for law enforcement, and what to do if you are in an active threat situation. Guests include NCBRT subject matter experts Bart Thompson, chief of the LSU Police Department, and Jeff Holcomb, former captain at the University of Florida Police Department. More information on LSU NCBRT/ACE’s course, Surviving an Active Threat: Run. Hide. Fight., can be found here: https://www.ncbrt.lsu.edu/Courses/dhs/PER-375.php
84 - Bias: How Do We Catch It and Fix It?
This week’s podcast is the second episode in a two-part series on bias in public safety with guests Mark DuPont and Eric Vandenburg. Today, they discuss ways to recognize and eliminate bias. Topics include conscious versus unconscious bias, personal factors that contribute to bias formation, the importance of understanding your stressors, how bias recognition and elimination contributes to behavioral threat assessment, how to discuss bias with colleagues, and more.
83 - Bias: What Is It?
This is the first episode in a two-part series on identifying and eliminating bias in public safety with guests Mark DuPont and Eric Vandenburg. In today’s episode, they talk about what bias is, factors that contribute to bias formation, recognizing signs of bias, different types of bias, why it’s so important to discuss bias in the law enforcement emergency response community, and more.
The second and final episode in this series will air Tuesday, February 6.
82 - Multi-Disciplinary Recruitment & Retention: Application
Today is the final episode in our three-part series on
multi-disciplinary recruitment and retention practices in emergency response with subject matter experts Justin Hill and Dr. Ashleigh Wojslawowicz. In this episode, we discuss how agencies can balance transparency with the need to
recruit qualified candidates, the importance of humanizing the profession, partnerships between agencies and local communities, and the future of public safety recruitment and retention.
Great resource for learning about the many improvements to emergency response in communities
I found this podcast by accident as I was working on my masters degree in Healthcare Emergency Management (MS 5/23). I learn something new in every episode from from experienced instructors and experts in the field. I appreciate learning about what is being tried in communities to improve relationships using current research and a newer behavioral-based approach. This podcast is widely focused and not just the lens of emergency preparedness and response.