Beyond the first 48: Incorporating Non-Traditional Stakeholders into Incident Response

In this Master’s Thesis Series interview, Octavio Saenz speaks with Emily Jane McLoughlin Zahreddine  (MA1801/1802), Emergency Preparedness Program Manager for the Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management in Arlington, VA, about the research behind her thesis “Beyond the first 48: Incorporating Non-Traditional Stakeholders into Incident Response” McLoughlin’s thesis explores how the county could potentially leverage the private sector and other nontraditional stakeholders to work within the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) for a more effective response.

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