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Partner agreement with Igloo results in development of new memci web site and enhanced services for memci clients.
MacKay Emergency Masnagement Consulting Inc. and Igloo Inc. have entered into a partner agreement which is expected to be mutually benificial for both companies.
Original blog article published July / 09 and transferred to the new Igloo Community blog.
Setting up this podcast / blog feature is part of my vision to have a web based facility to help me share and exchange information with other emergency management and business continuity professionals and to assist clients and others who require help setting up or improving their emergency management and business continuity programs.
I am working on a project to help a client better understand who all the emergency management and business continuity stakeholders are and their roles or interests in having effective emergency management and business continuity programs. I posted one example on my web site ( www.memci.tv/MEMCI.TV/Stakeholders.html ). I actually envision two diagrams similar to the rough sample on the web site; one illustrating who the players are and another illustrating the contributions various stakeholders…
A brief blog post on technology and how effectively we use it within emergency management.
As emergency management and business continuity professionals, technology can help us develop our individual capabilities and help us develop more effective programs. I must admit I have a bias in favor of using technology but I wonder, as a profession, if we are using it as effectively as we could? Collaboration among professionals helps us develop ourselves and our programs and to an extent this is happening, but much of the time it is happening within fairly narrow professional silos. This…
Blog entry on a simple approach to social networking. Initially posted in August 2009.
A lot has been said about the importance of "Social Networking" and the need for entities to understand and use it, but for those new to the subject this can be a confusing task. I am sharing my symplistic approach to using it in the hope that it may help others.
WHY BOTHER WITH IT IN THE FIRST PLACE? From my perspective, it helps me keep up to date on what is being said about my company and a number of subjects that are important to my business and secondly it helps me collaborate with other…
Blog entry which highlights a series of Twitter entries on the NFPA 1600 emergency management and business continuity program.
I use Twitter daily to share emergency management ( bit.ly/QH2X5 ) and business continuity (http://bit.ly/15u4y3 ) tips ( http://twitter.com/memci ). I have also found Twitter to be a good source of information as more emergency management professionals and programs use social media (http://bit.ly/14v0Q ) to raise awareness about their programs.
I find emergency management standards to be of significant value for developing new programs and for evaluating existing programs. Because of this I…
The second of two articles on university, college and school emergency management.
This blog highlight some factors one should consider for university, college or school emergency management and provides some links to resources. These may be of interest to persons responsible for emergency management programs and for parents of students who may want to consider the emergency management capability of an educational facility as one of the factors when selecting the institution your child will attend. The quality of education offered is important but the safety of ones child is…
First of a series of two blog entries on university, college and school emergency management.
I had the privilege of developing and delivering a presentation on the importance of emergency management standards for university, college and school emergency management plans and programs. The presentation highlighted how standards are useful for evaluating existing emergency management programs or developing new ones. A condensed 6 minute YouTube video of the presentation highlights the key points. The complete PowerPoint presentation may be downloaded on Slide Share using a link provided…
Igloo on line community for Haiti earthquake response.
For the past week I have been participating in the Crisis Kitchen, an on line community set up to support response to the Haiti earthquake. The Crisis Kitchen has been set up with the support of Igloo Software from Kitchener, is coordinated by Hal Newman the Founder and Managing Partner of TEMS [social media for emergency management] and currently has just over 100 emergency management personnel and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds participating.
On line communities such as the…
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