Podcast by NYC Emergency Management
Podcast by NYC Emergency Management
Prep Talk - Women's History Month 2020
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the latest episode of “Prep Talk” features Dana Golub, vice president of programs management at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Golub discusses her current role representing PBS and its member stations in all public safety initiatives, and overseeing the PBS-WARN system. PBS-WARN provides an alternate source of inbound Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) messages in the event of an internet disruption or cyberattack. Listen as Golub also reflects on the importance of Women’s History Month, and mentions specific women who inspired her throughout her career.
Prep Talk - Episode 47: Building Opportunity for All People
Equity of opportunity is key to building a strong economy. In recognition of Black History Month, the latest episode of “Prep Talk” features Gregg Bishop, commissioner for the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS). Commissioner Bishop discusses his role in creating a more vibrant, inclusive economy and his dedication to forging opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs). In addition to business development, Commissioner Bishop highlights his agency’s commitment to equipping New Yorkers with contemporary technical skills to compete in today’s evolving workforce. He also emphasizes the importance of forging relationships with businesses to help them prepare for, respond to, and quickly recover from, an emergency.
Prep Talk - Episode 46: Leading During a Crisis
Leadership empowers people. That is the message Marty Bahamonde shares on the latest episode of Prep Talk. Bahamonde, who serves as director of the disaster operations division for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) office of external affairs, outlines the key steps to effective leadership and provides the tools leaders can use to inspire colleagues with a vision for success. Bahamonde, who has been directly involved in more than 100 disaster responses ranging from hurricanes and tornadoes to earthquakes, reveals his biggest challenges as a leader, discusses the importance of timeliness in crisis communications, and emphasizes the significance of meeting the needs of survivors during an emergency response. He also offers words of encouragement for anyone doubtful about their leadership abilities.
Prep Talk - Episode 45: 2020 Community Preparedness Symposium
Our neighbors, our friends, and our community will get us through an emergency. On the latest episode of “Prep Talk,” hosts Allison Pennisi and Justin Bennett sit down with Dr. Daniel P. Aldrich, director of security and resilience studies at Northeastern University, and the keynote speaker for NYC Emergency Management’s 2020 Community Preparedness Symposium: Bridging the Gap to Communities. During the episode, Dr. Aldrich discusses how social ties within neighborhoods increase resilience in the face of disaster. How a connected community can help everyone, regardless of ability or available resources, survive and recover from an emergency.
NYC Emergency Management hosts an annual community preparedness symposium to provide information, share best practices and gather input about how communities can support those with disabilities and others with access and functional needs before, during, and after an emergency.
Prep Talk - Episode 44: Times Square New Year's Eve
As spectators anticipate the countdown to a new year, the eyes of the world turn to the crossroads of the world. On the latest episode of “Prep Talk,” officials from Times Square Alliance and NYC Emergency Management provide exclusive, behind-the-scenes insight into the organization of this special event. Guests Tom Harris, senior vice president for the Times Square Alliance, and Kevin Clark, operations manager at NYC Emergency Management, discuss why comprehensive planning and coordination, including robust security measures, are paramount to a successful night.
Prep Talk - Episode 43: Senior Preparedness
Are the older adults in your family prepared for an emergency? On the latest episode of “Prep Talk,” special guests Edward Powell, community engagement coordinator at NYC Emergency Management, and Benjamin Strong, senior director of the office of emergency preparedness at the Department for the Aging, discuss the importance of older adults establishing emergency support networks with their family, friends, neighbors, and caretakers. Mayer Waxman, the managing director for SelfHelp Community Services – this year's 2019 Ready Senior Center of the Year award recipient – also joined the show to highlight his center’s work connecting older adults with City resources.
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Informative and Enganging
Very informative podcast about relevant topics on emergency preparedness in New York City. It’s enjoyable to listen to, engaging, spot-on with everything I need to know. Keep up the good work Omar and Allison. Looking forward to more!
I love this!!! It’s very informative and keeps us New Yorkers up to date.
A Must Listen for New Yorkers
Very informative and useful information for New Yorkers delivered in an approachable way!