The April 2020 Issue of the IAEM Bulletin is on
"Black Swan Events: Pandemics"
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IAEM Bulletin (April 2020)
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The IAEM Bulletin, the official newsletter of the International Association of Emergency Managers, is published monthly by IAEM to keep members abreast of association news, government actions affecting emergency management, and research and information sources. The Bulletin – which is in its 36th year of continuous publication – is also intended to serve as a way for emergency management colleagues to exchange information on programs and ideas. The members-only IAEM Bulletin, generally 24-40 pages, moved from print to electronic publishing in 2014. Past issues are available in the members-only IAEM Bulletin Archives.
The Bulletin is distributed electronically via the members-only archives to more than 6,000 emergency management officials each month, representing all levels of government, industrial, commercial, educational, military, private, non-profit and volunteer organizations. The newsletter is also shared with allied organizations and legislative representatives with a role in emergency management issues.
Please read the Author's Guidelines before submitting an article for the IAEM Bulletin. For the issues that are not special focus issues, articles on any topic of interest to emergency management professionals are welcome. Feature article length should be 750-1,500 words, and articles should be emailed to the editor as attached Word documents or included in the text of the email (no PDF submissions, please). Photos or illustrations must be emailed as separate image attachments (TIF, GIF, JPG, PNG). Learn more here.
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At least four times a year, the IAEM Bulletin includes a special focus section on a selected topic of interest to emergency managers. The other eight issues of this monthly publication include articles on a wide variety of topics related to emergency management.
(24 Feb 2020) The IAEM Editorial Committee announces the topics for the 2020 IAEM Bulletin special focus issues. This year the focus will be on black swan events.
“A black swan is an unpredictable event that is beyond what is normally expected of a situation and has potentially severe consequences. Black swan events are characterized by their extreme rarity, their severe impact, and the practice of explaining widespread failure to predict them as simple folly in hindsight.” – Wikipedia
How do you prepare for a crisis that hasn’t occurred yet? How do you deal with fear of the unknown? Daryl Spiewak, CEM, and Valerie Lucus-McEwen, CEM, will co-author an article kicking off our 2020 special focus issues of the IAEM Bulletin. The article will appear in the March 2020 IAEM Bulletin. The first three special focus issues will look at these specific types of black swan events: pandemics, cybersecurity, and crumbling infrastructure. Article submissions on other types of black swan events are welcome for use in the eight general interest issues of the Bulletin, as are articles on any topic of interest to emergency management professionals. The fourth special focus will be on the IAEM Annual Conference theme, “IAEM 2020: Visioning the Future of Emergency Management.”
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