Category: PrepTalks

PrepTalksPrepTalks are given by subject-matter experts and thoughts leaders to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting emergency managers now and over the next 20 years.

Each PrepTalk release will include videos of the presentations and the question-and-answer (Q&A) sessions, a discussion guide related to the topic, and additional resources. PrepTalks Discussion Guides are companion documents to the PrepTalk videos. When used together, these guides help translate the research and expertise showcased in each presentation into action steps to improve disaster preparedness.

We encourage emergency managers to bring together relevant partners for each PrepTalk topic to watch the presentation and Q&A videos together. You can also include a PrepTalk discussion as part of a pre-established whole community meeting. You can choose to watch specific segments of the video and then pause to discuss how to apply that segment to your community, or you may choose to watch the whole program with time for discussion at the end.

Please email FEMA-TARequest with questions or comments on PrepTalks.

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FEMA PrepTalks: Public Works & Emergency Management – Restoring Life Line Services

Philip Mann‘s PrepTalk, “Public Works & Emergency Management: Restoring Lifeline Services” helps emergency managers and public works personnel understand the role of public works and public works role in response and recovery from disasters. The most important goal for...