5 Key Take-Aways from IDCE Day One

The three roadblocks to effective emergency management are P.I.G. – politics, inertia, and God Disaster scenarios are no longer isolated events and cannot be solved with Preparedness starts with the smallest affected community. If a community isn’t optimally resilient, the recovery effort will fail. Creativity is an understated factor in disaster recovery. Creative communities gain […]

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Welcome to IDCE 2012

New Orleans is both an obvious and appropriate choice to host the International Disaster Conference and Expo. The one-two-punch from hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated an entire region, displacing, effecting, and ultimately taking countless lives. What was perhaps not immediately apparent was the influence these natural disasters had on the global marketplace.

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3 Manager Attitudes that Lead to Disaster

Do you think your business is safe from disaster? Unfortunately, it’s probably not. The reality of business is that many companies are simply unprepared to handle disaster preparation, response and mitigation. This can be very costly for companies. We aren’t talking about a minor $1,000 issue, we’re talking about millions in equipment on the line […]

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Create a Culture of Planning: 10 Characteristics of Proactive Equipment Management

Dale Carnegie, author of the best-selling self-help book “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” once said, “First ask yourself:  What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.” If this isn’t the mantra of a property manager I don’t know what is. Much of […]

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