Emergency management as a profession is constantly evolving. The evolution of federal programs and major disaster events have a way of swaying the priorities of state and local jurisdictions based on new programs and the funding that comes with those programs.
In this podcast we explore a number of topics about how emergency management might evolve in the future and the relationship of disaster resilience to our overall disaster response operations that have become much more frequent.
The guest for this podcast is Jonathan Gaddy is Clinical Assistant Professor teaching in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management program at Idaho State University. Prior to joining ISU, Jonathan was the Deputy Director and Chief of Staff at the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, where he managed the state's emergency management response and recovery operations for floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Jonathan started his career as a volunteer at the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency in Jacksonville, Alabama, before joining the agency full time and later serving as its director and managing the agency's closeout of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP). Jonathan has a degree in Geography from Jacksonville State University and completed the master's program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
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.