Alaska is a huge state with many different hazards and challenges. It is very remote and on the Arctic Circle. It is also on the forefront of climate change impacts to its land and its people. In this podcast I interview the Alaska Emergency Management Director. Bryan began his career in emergency management in 1995 with the Alaska Division of Emergency Services. Since that time, he has served in numerous roles including emergency communications technician, microcomputer/network specialist, information management, alert, and warning systems coordinator, information technology manager, Chief of Preparedness, Chief of Operations, and Director.
Bryan was appointed by Governor Mike Dunleavy to serve as Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in April of 2021. As Director, he provides executive leadership of the Division, ensuring it leads the way in homeland security and emergency management to foster a prepared, resilient Alaska capable of meeting the needs of its communities and citizens in response to all-hazards events. You can find out more about Alaska Emergency Management at: https://ready.alaska.gov/
This episode is sponsored by AshBritt, a national rapid-response emergency management and logistics company. Celebrating its 30th year, AshBritt has led response efforts following 60 federally declared disasters across 30 states and has conducted more than 400 missions, successfully serving over 600 clients. AshBritt is the trusted emergency management contractor for cities, counties, states and for federal agencies, including the Department of Defense where AshBritt holds a pre-position debris management contract which covers 25 U.S. states.
Eric Holdeman is a professional emergency manager who is passionate about providing information that can help families, businesses & governments become better prepared for disasters of all types. Hear first hand expert insights from Eric on his Podcast, Blog & EricHoldeman.com.