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What We Learned in Season 3

Three seasons have passed and it’s been an incredible journey!  As we take a moment to reflect on the past three seasons, we want to say a big, big thank you to all of you!! We are so grateful for the community of people who have supported us along this journey— from those who watched…

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Jennifer in a white shirt sitting outdoors in a pastoral landscape on a sunny day

What We Learned in Season 3

Three seasons have passed and it’s been an incredible journey!  As we take a moment to reflect on the past three seasons, we want to say a big, big thank you to all of you!! We are so grateful for the community of people who have supported us along this journey— from those who watched…

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How to Prepare for Disaster: Our Pets, Livestock, and Animal Companions with Julie Atwood

How to Prepare for Disaster: Our Pets, Livestock, and Animal Companions with Julie Atwood     “For every animal we rescue during an incident, we are all together going to save hundreds and thousands through education and preparedness.” -Julie Atwood     When an emergency strikes, we all want to do our best to take…

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How Buildings with LEED and PEER Certification Make us More Resilient to Disaster with Hon. Katherine Hammack

How Buildings with LEED and PEER Certification Make us More Resilient to Disaster with Hon. Katherine Hammack     “Doing it now at your leisure is much better than doing it at haste during an emergency.” -Katherine Hammack     In disaster preparedness, the need for resilient buildings is often overlooked. Resilient buildings are those…

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Take 5 – After the Hurricane – Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Florida

Take 5 – After the Hurricane – Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Florida     “In five days, we had over $500,000, and it was just an incredible show of love for Vieques.” -Kelly Thompson   “Take the time when there is not a disaster to adjust from the lessons learned and to use these resources…

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How Nonprofits Can Improve Disaster Response and Preparedness with Jim White

How Nonprofits Can Improve Disaster Response and Preparedness with Jim White     “Not everybody has to create a new nonprofit to do something…  This is not about the ego of one individual and their mission to help people. It’s about how an organization can be structured to support these people who’ve been hurt.” -Jim…

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Take 5— Three Rs- Be Disaster Ready

Take 5— Three Rs- Be Disaster Ready     “Make a list of those things [that you might need]. And once you’ve done that, you’re a long way to understanding how to support each other because you know who has what and where to go get it when you need it in a hurry.” -Nancy…

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The Role of Art in Recovery After a Disaster with Rina Faletti, PhD

The Role of Art in Recovery After a Disaster with Rina Faletti, PhD     “Art is actually a lifeline…When presented in conjunction with important ideas, art can change us inside. It changes the way we see, think, feel, and the way that we talk about things that are important to us.” -Rina Faletti, PhD…

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Take 5— Media and Disaster Reporting- A Focus on Information Transfer and Responsibility

Take 5— Media and Disaster Reporting- A Focus on Information Transfer and Responsibility     “If we are in a position to be able to save lives, let’s make sure we are absolutely adamantly prepared to do that.” -Pat Kerrigan   “Understand [not only] the power that you have, but also the responsibility you have…

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How to Manage Charitable Donations Post-Disaster with Jake Bentz

How to Manage Charitable Donations Post-Disaster with Jake Bentz     “It’s either you have resiliency or you don’t. It’s more of a character trait. But I think the willingness to try something new and be wrong is probably my closest definition of that word. A lot of willingness to try—that’s exciting!” -Jake Bentz  …

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Take 5— Three Rs – Insurance, Rebuilding, and Legal Aid Relating to Disaster

Take 5— Three Rs – Insurance, Rebuilding, and Legal Aid Relating to Disaster     “Insurance is part of the spectrum so our roadmap to recovery includes personal finance decision making.” -Amy Bach, Esq.   “Take one step at a time. Some days, you are going to be able to make great strides, other days,…

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Jennifer Gray Thompson Portrait

This podcast is for those who have experienced disaster or want to build in resiliency prior to a disaster.  Host Jennifer Gray Thompson, CEO of After the Fire: Recover. Rebuild. Reimagine., interviews disaster professionals, community members, emergent leaders, and ordinary, yet extraordinary people who bring lessons, strategies, mistakes, triumphs, and humanity forward to help you recover, rebuild, and reimagine.