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Disaster Zone

Eric Holdeman

Disaster Zone is hosted by Eric Holdeman, an emergency manager with over 30 years of experience at the federal, state and local levels of government. Disaster Zone is a podcast that focuses on all facets of disasters; the before, during and after of events that are increasingly impacting communities around the world. Podcasts run between 20-30 minutes with a mix of guests covering a range of disasters and issues that flow from them.

Sponsors of this podcast include:
  • Dynamis, a leading provider of information management software and security solutions.
  • The Blue Cell, a by-design crisis and consequence management consulting firm.
Story topics and suggestions for people to interview are welcomed. You can contact the host via email.

Podcast listeners might also be interested in the Disaster Zone Blog which is the number one blog on the topic of emergency management here in the United States.

Recent Episodes

The Importance of Social Capital in DisastersMay 04, 2021 Episode artwork An Online Master’s Degree In Infrastructure Planning and ManagementApril 27, 2021 Episode artwork Planning for Mass Vaccination SitesApril 20, 2021 Episode artwork A New Approach to Cybersecurity Training for EmployeesApril 13, 2021 Episode artwork Leveraging Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) FundingApril 06, 2021 Episode artwork Disaster Readiness in the Pacific NorthwestMarch 30, 2021 Episode artwork Virtual ICS TrainingsMarch 23, 2021 Episode artwork The Social Impacts of the PandemicMarch 16, 2021 Episode artwork Blood Donations, Disasters and Covid-19March 09, 2021 Episode artwork Conducting Virtual Disaster ExercisesMarch 02, 2021 Episode artwork Everyone is in SalesFebruary 23, 2021 Episode artwork Personal Reflections on Major DisastersFebruary 16, 2021 Episode artwork Achieving True Communications Interoperability Across Networks, Devices, Platforms and ApplicationsFebruary 09, 2021 Episode artwork Shortcuts for Delivering Presentations that Encourage ActionFebruary 02, 2021 Episode artwork Disasters and People with DisabilitiesJanuary 26, 2021 Episode artwork Emerging Technologies in Emergencies and DisastersJanuary 19, 2021 Episode artwork Warning the Public in New York CityJanuary 12, 2021 Episode artwork How to Write Email that Engages and PersuadesJanuary 05, 2021 Episode artwork 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a ConsultantDecember 29, 2020 Episode artwork Leading Virtual TeamsDecember 16, 2020 Episode artwork The Future of Emergency Management Education and TrainingDecember 10, 2020 Episode artwork A Dozen Ways to Communicate Better VerballyNovember 27, 2020 Episode artwork How to Work with a LegislatorNovember 10, 2020 Episode artwork Interview with Peter Gaynor, FEMA AdministratorNovember 01, 2020 Episode artwork Implementing a Drone ProgramOctober 29, 2020 Episode artwork