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Track Your Community’s Threats With FEMA’s National Risk Index

November 23, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Want to analyze the hazards most likely to impact your business and region so you can better prepare? FEMA has introduced a new, searchable online tool to help. The National Risk Index, currently in phase one of a continuing rollout, is designed to highlight locations most at risk from natural disasters. The mapping application analyzes […]

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Is Friday the 13th Really a Recipe For Disaster?

November 13, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Calling all triskaidekaphobics – Friday the 13th is here once again. While one shouldn’t believe every superstition as the cause of misfortune, there’s no denying that some alarming disasters have been tied to this “cursed” date. For one thing, the economy tends to take a hit on Friday the 13th. According to the Stress Management […]

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Save the Date for the Virtual DRI Resilience Excellence Summit – March 1-3, 2021!

November 5, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Mark your calendars: On Mar. 1-3, 2021, DRI International will be hosting a free online event including educational sessions and the announcement of the winners of the Awards of Excellence! This year has been tough on all of us, so we wanted to provide an event that celebrates continuing education and the accomplishments of our resilience community, in […]

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Register Now for DRI’s Next Webinar: Returning to the Worksite During COVID-19

October 29, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

At DRI2020, Dr. Lisa Koonin packed the room for her timely discussion on pandemic preparedness. Now join her Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a timely and topical discussion of the risks and precautions everyone should know when returning to on-site work during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Koonin founded Health Preparedness Partners, LLC (HPP) after her 30+ year […]

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Adapting to COVID-19: How This Cheese Company Bounced Back

October 16, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The coronavirus pandemic has been extremely challenging for all companies, but small and medium sized businesses have found themselves among the most vulnerable. One such company, the Wisconsin-based Cheese Bros., gave us a breakdown of how they pivoted in response to COVID-19. “Up until March of this year we were a face to face retail […]

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Why Cities Will Bounce Back Post-Coronavirus: Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

October 14, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“Is the coronavirus pandemic actually the death of the city or will our superstar megacities bounce back brighter than ever? Experts have debated the issue without consensus, so I decided to go directly to a leader who is not only an expert on cities, but also on what makes them resilient to shocks like the […]

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Homeland Threat Assessment Highlights Ongoing Risks for U.S. Resilience Efforts

October 12, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released its latest Homeland Threat Assessment, detailing a variety of major risks for which resilience professionals will have to be on alert. While much of the assessment focuses on domestic and foreign terrorism and international state-sponsored disruption, many of the identified threats the report warns of are […]

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Preparedness Lessons We’re Learning from COVID-19

October 2, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

How successful were organizations’ pandemic planning efforts, once they were tested by the coronavirus outbreak? A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) looks at the effectiveness of the global response so far, and the improvements that must be made going forward. “A World in Disorder” was compiled by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, […]

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DRI FAQ 10/01/20: CEAPs, Certification Renewal, and Much More

October 1, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

To help our resilience community navigate this challenging time, we’re here to answer all your DRI questions in this continuing FAQ column gathered directly from real questions from real professionals! Q: If my certification period is listed as longer than the usual two year period, am I required to earn more than 80 continuing education activity points […]

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DRI Board Spotlight: Louis Drapeau

September 30, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The boards of DRI International and the DRI Foundation are comprised of some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable professionals in BCM and resilience, working together to make DRI an indispensable, inclusive, and diverse organization. In this ongoing series of interviews with the board members, you’ll learn more about them and why they’re passionate about […]

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