Emergency Managers Tweet about Resilience

On Friday, emergency managers participated in a conversation about building community resilience on Twitter with the hashtag #ExtremeEventGame. Many topics were discussed around the 4 themes of the Extreme Event game. Emergency managers shared their lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic that may be useful in future disasters. Resources for COVID-19 and other disasters were …

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Extreme Event game helps High School Juniors to Think Critically

Last year before COVID-19, a high school teacher brought the Extreme Event Game to his junior-level Emergency Management class in Dorchester County, Maryland. Tony Thomas, a faculty member at Dorchester County Career and Technology Center, was introduced to Extreme Event by the Mid Atlantic Center for Emergency Management. He played the game, flood version, at …

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Emergency managers and community members play the extreme event game

Emergency Managers bring the Extreme Event Game to the Community

Emergency Managers from the Fairfax County, Virginia Office of Emergency Management (OEM) are playing the Extreme Event Game to build disaster resilience in their community. An OEM representative describes the game this way: “In the Extreme Event game, participants are walked through the cycle of making decisions based upon available resources. Once they have decided …

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Extreme Event: Let’s play a game

The Extreme Event Game has a great write-up in Crisis Response Journal, a global information resource that distills and shares global research, knowledge and experience on disaster risk reduction. Colonel Robert ‘Rob’ Fagan, US Army (Retired) writes, “In emergency management it can be very rewarding and eye opening to see the perspectives that other disciplines …

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A Year after Hurricane Harvey, Educators help build Disaster Resilience

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the Houston metropolitan area. Tied with Hurricane Katrina (2005) as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, this Category 4 storm dropped as much as 60 inches of rain and caused $125 billion in damage. Deb Hill, Secondary Science Coordinator at the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) located just outside …

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