The First 48: Crises in Ventura County
February 7, 2019
November 2018 truly tested Southern California’s preparedness. From the tragic Borderline Shooting on the 7th to the start of the Woolsey Fire on the 8th, Southern California had to quickly respond to two competing crises.
Geoff Dean, Former Ventura County Sheriff
Andy Fox, Former Mayor of Thousand Oaks
Managing Disruptive technology in crisis management
November 29, 2018
On November 29th, 2018, three global technology leaders took the stage to discuss their experiences developing technology in the crisis management arena, their challenges and successes, and their take on the future of technology in the field.
Crisis Leadership: paths to success
September 18, 2018
On September 18th, 2018, four individuals who have successfully led the Los Angeles region through many crises, recounted their experiences managing the 2018 event at LAX airport, the San Bernardino terrorist attack, and several wildfires throughout Southern California. All four women spoke to the need to share information between departments during an emergency and to share information with the public so they may be empowered to act.
Director of Emergency Management, Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Director of the Office of Emergency Services, San Diego County
Former United States Attorney, Central District of California
Assistant Chief of the Office of Homeland Security and Intelligence, Los Angeles Airport Police
Nim Kidd: Learning from Hurricane Harvey and Previous Disasters
January 11, 2018
Hurricane Harvey is estimated to have caused nearly $200 billion worth of damage to the state of Texas. The recovery from Harvey will take at least a decade.
On January 11, 2018, we heard from from Nim Kidd, Chief, Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) as he discussed his experiences and lessons learned from Harvey and previous disasters.
The TDEM coordinates the state emergency management program, which ensures the state and its local governments respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters.
Chief W. Nim Kidd
Chief, Texas Division of Emergency Management
"A Conversation With Craig Fugate"
November 3, 2017
Mr. Craig Fugate, the former Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator, discussed the successes, challenges, and the future of crisis/emergency management in our nation, including the "Seven Deadly Sins of Emergency Management."
Mr. William Craig Fugate
Former Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Crisis Management: An Evolving Perspective and Developing Leaders
oCTOBER 11, 2017
How has our perspective of crisis leadership and leadership development evolved?
Our distinguished speakers discussed this question, their roles leading through crises, the development of crisis leaders, and more.
"A leader must provide direction and respond to the situation in a timely fashion." - John Baldoni
Mr. Brad Kieserman
Vice President, Disaster Operations and Logistics, American Red Cross, and Former Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Mr. Peter V. Neffenger
Vice Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.), and Former Administrator, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Women and Crisis Leadership: A Panel Discussion
October 5, 2017
Do women hold the key(s) to success in crisis management?
On October 5, 2017, a panel of nationally recognized public safety professionals explored the roles women play in crisis leadership. The panel also discussed challenges, insights, and lessons learned throughout their respective careers.
Captain Charlene Downey
Commander, Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, U.S. Coast Guard
Assistant Chief Bea Girmala
Director, Office of Special Operations, Los Angeles Police Department
Professor Samantha Phillips
Director, National Center for Security and Preparedness, University of Albany
Ms. Kari Tatro
EVP/COO, Administration, Education & Emergency Operations, BCFS