Extreme Event

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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Extreme Event: Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District

In May 2018, LabX staff traveled to Cypress, TX to bring the Extreme Event game to science and social studies teachers of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD). CFISD’s mission is to maximize every student’s potential through rigorous and relevant learning experiences preparing students to be 21st-century global leaders. It carries out this mission in …

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Extreme Event: Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management

In November 2017, LabX staff facilitated Extreme Event for Fairfax County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM). OEM leadership, as well as leadership from Fairfax County’s Community Resiliency Groups, gathered during one of their bi-weekly training sessions to play the game and learn more about how they might use Extreme Event in their community.  OEM is …

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