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Chicago OEMC Deputy Director of Emergency Management Tom Sivak Recognized as National Homeland Security Association 2018 Leadership Award Winner (July 2018)

During the National Homeland Security Association (NHSA) Conference in New York City this week, Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) Deputy Director of Emergency Management Tom Sivak was honored with the Association’s 2018 Leadership Award. The annual conference brings together public safety professionals from the nation’s largest metropolitan areas to share best practices […]
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New York City Prep Talks Highlights BCEM

NYC PrepTalks – BCEM Participation October 16, 2018 — Coordination is the heartbeat of emergency management. That is the message emergency management leaders emphasized on the latest episode of “Prep Talk”. Hosts sat down with Barb Graff, director of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, Thomas Sivak, deputy director for the City of Chicago Office of […]
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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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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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BCEM Member, Joe Bruno, Retires After a Decade as Commissioner for the New York City Office of Emergency Management

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BCEM Member, Barb Graff, Wins Prestigious Award From International Association of Emergency Managers

The IAEM-USA Career Excellence Award recognizes a national leader who has made significant contributions throughout his/her career to promote and improve the emergency management profession in the United States. The 2013 winners are: Barb Graff, Executive Director, Seattle Office of Emergency Management. Donald M. Lumpkins, FEMA National Preparedness Directorate. Barb was the Emergency Management Director […]
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