8 Steps Towards Creating an Equipment Management Plan

1. Know what you have to track Talk to your department managers. What are they tracking now, what needs tracking but isn’t being tracked? Answering these questions is the first step to focusing your property management plan. 2. Create a process group Get an associate from each department involved. If they are invested in the […]

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Maintaining Total Asset Visibility in the Age of Reduced Budgets

Back in August I wrote a blog post discussing the Federal Government’s painfully negotiated budget legislation. While President Barack Obama averted the prospect of the first default in the 224-year history of the United States, the economy remains weak. What does this mean for property managers and emergency management organizations that rely on Federal grants […]

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Coalition Building

Featured Contributor: Eric Holdeman This is an interesting time in which to live.  The challenges we face are immense and the solutions necessary for success generally involve our learning to work together for the betterment of all.  One small example of that is the pursuit and acquisition of federal grant dollars to support our individual […]

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Internal Communication and Inter-Agency Cooperation

So much of what we talk about has to do with inter-agency cooperation but that sort of collaboration must first extend from fluid, internal relationships. In other words: your organization’s departments must first be interdependent on a micro level before your organization can cooperate with another agency on a macro level. Monty Spicer, of the […]

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