Article Out Loud – A Critical Imperative for Natural Hazards

Full article by Sandra Dennis-Essig, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 29, 2024. 

In this feature article, an emergency management professional describes how communities can take a comprehensive preparedness approach to mitigate the potentially devastating effects of natural hazards by integrating the intricate interrelations of physical, social, economic, and environmental factors. 

Listen to expert insights on how communities can better withstand, adapt to, and recover from the shocks and stresses imposed by such events. 

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Sandra Dennis-Essig

Sandra Dennis-Essig is a dedicated professional with a strong background in emergency management. She is a graduate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Emergency Management Basic Academy, the Emergency Management Project (Class #25), and holds certificates from the FEMA/Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Nuclear Security Administration/Nuclear Forensics Operations, Counterterrorism Operations Support, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services Infrastructure Disaster Management Certificate Program, and the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center. Sandra serves as a Decontamination Team Member with a Patient Decontamination Team in San Diego, California, and as a Disaster Duty Officer for the American Red Cross in San Diego and Imperial County. She collaborated with the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking as an advocate, speaker, and survivor. Sandra currently serves as a Selective Service Board Member for the State of California and has previously served as a volunteer Selective Services Board Member for the State of New Jersey.



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