Podcast by NYC Emergency Management
Podcast by NYC Emergency Management
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.
Prep Talk - Episode 42: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019
Family. Friends. Food. Floats. Thanksgiving is around the corner, and New York City is home to one of the nation’s biggest holiday celebrations: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. On the latest episode of “Prep Talk,” officials from Macy’s and NYC Emergency Management provide exclusive, behind-the-scenes insight into the organization of this special event. Tune in for information about new floats, the best spots to view the parade, and the big performers that headline this year’s event. Special guests Christopher Bannon, senior director of event operations for Macy’s Branded Entertainment, and Frank McCarton, deputy commissioner at NYC Emergency Management, discuss why comprehensive planning and coordination, including robust security measures, are paramount to a successful parade.
Read full transcript: on.nyc.gov/preptalk42
Prep Talk Episode 41 - Snow Preparations In NYC
Winter is coming, and with it, the threat of snowfall and other hazards. In recognition of Winter Weather Awareness Week, November 3 through November 9, the latest episode of “Prep Talk” features ranking uniformed four-star chief Edward Grayson, director of the bureau of cleaning and collection at the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY). Chief Grayson provides exclusive, behind-the-scenes insight into the City’s snow operations, including a new chemical that will be used this season to pretreat roads.
Read full transcript: on.nyc.gov/preptalk41
Prep Talk - Episode 40: TCS New York City Marathon
Runners take your mark – the TCS New York City Marathon is quickly approaching. The annual event, organized by the New York Road Runners, is a 26-mile run tracking through all five boroughs. On November 3, organizers expect more than 52,000 runners to participate with millions more spectating around the city. On the latest episode of “Prep Talk,” guests from New York City Emergency Management and the New York Road Runners discuss the importance of local, state, and federal coordination in ensuring a successful event.
Read full transcript: on.nyc.gov/preptalk40
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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!