Target Helps Train Tomorrow’s Emergency Managers Today

(James Careless, November 6, 2015) Where are the big city emergency managers of tomorrow to come from? That’s a question that Target and Big City Emergency Managers (BCEM) a nonprofit group of emergency managers in the 15 largest U.S. cities are helping to answer. Since 2010, Target and BCEM have hosted the annual “Emerging Leaders” […]
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Phila.’s emergency director gets ready for the challenge of a papal visit

Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer (Sunday, July 19, 2015) Samantha Phillips shepherded the city through hurricanes, terror threats, and the deadly Amtrak derailment in May. Recently she faced a slightly smaller challenge: persuading the Secret Service to allow water bottles during Pope Francis’ appearances on the Parkway. Phillips, the city’s director of emergency management, envisioned […]
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Initiating ‘Safe Haven’: 200,000 July 4 revelers get shelter from the storm

By Aaron C. Davis (July 5, 2015) It wasn’t a drill. It was happening, and now: Open the doors, suspend the bag checks, turn off the magnetometers, let everyone inside. The plan had been developed to shelter masses gathered on the Mall in the case of an emergency weather situation, but the evacuation ahead of […]
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MDFR Congratulates Commissioner Sally Heyman and OEM Director Curt Sommerhoff for 2015 FEPA Awards

(MIAMI, February 17, 2015) – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) congratulates District 4 Commissioner Sally Heyman and Office of Emergency Management Director Curt Sommerhoff for receiving awards from the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA).  Commissioner Heyman received the Legislative Award for her work on behalf of Emergency Management in Florida and MDFR Assistant Director Curt Sommerhoff […]
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BCEM Spring 2015 Meeting in Los Angeles

The Big City Emergency Managers’ Spring 2015 Meeting is scheduled for April 7-9 in Los Angeles, CA.

BCEM Announces Newest Sponsor

The Big City Emergency Managers group is thrilled to welcome its newest sponsor, Tetra Tech. Tetra Tech, Inc., is an engineering and technical service provider based in the Unites States and is one of the leading firms in the nation in delivery of emergency management and community resilience services. With focus areas on preparedness, mitigation, […]
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New York City Among the Winners of the 2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards

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BCEM Member, Joe Bruno, Retires After a Decade as Commissioner for the New York City Office of Emergency Management

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BCEM Fall 2014 Meeting in Chicago

The Big City Emergency Managers’ Fall 2014 Meeting is scheduled for September 30-October 2 in Chicago, IL.

Swarms of drones could be the next frontier in emergency response

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