How to Disaster: Recover. Rebuild. Reimagine Podcast

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How to Improve Community Preparedness After a Wildfire with Pamela Van Halsema

How to Improve Community Preparedness After a Wildfire with Pamela Van Halsema      “It’s through those human relationships that make this whole thing tolerable to do because it’s about the people involved.” -Pamela Van Halsema   Wildfires are a natural part of the globe’s ecosystem. But in recent years, they’ve become more common and…


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Riva Feldman

Communication Failures in Disaster: A Case Study in Malibu, California with Reva Feldman

Join our guest host, Scott Adams, as he interviews Reva Feldman, the City Manager of Malibu. Reva relates how the Woolsey fire greatly challenged their preparedness as a community and what lessons came as a result.

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Charles Brooks

How to Create a Rebuild Organization with Charles Brooks

The last thing we want to do in a disaster is to create another disaster, that’s why having an organization to help build a system is invaluable. This week, Jennifer interviews Charles Brooks, the Executive Director of Rebuild Paradise Foundation.

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Brad Sherwood

How to Advocate: Local and State with Brad Sherwood

Jennifer sits with Brad Sherwood, the Co-Founder and VP of Larkfield Resilience Fund, to discuss how we can be advocates, both as a local citizen and at the state level.

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Pamela Van Halsema

How to Block Captain with Pamela Van Halsema

Jennifer interviews Pamela Van Halsema, Board Member of Coffey Strong, in her role as the Block Captain, and lessons from the way they worked together towards a happier, more resilient, and more beautiful town.

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How to Prepare: Citizen Prepper with Joshua Farrell (PART 2)

In this episode, we also learn the secret to avoiding confusion and pressure in the event of a disaster. Tune in as the bag raid continues with Josh Farrell!

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Joshua Farrell

How to Prepare: Citizen Prepper

In the event of a disaster, help may come later than expected. Therefore, the question that holds the utmost importance now is: Are you prepared enough?

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“How to Disaster Recover. Rebuild. Reimagine” Podcast

“Recover. Rebuild. Reimagine” – Three words chosen for their importance in a disaster – Recover, for the time after a disaster for communities to come together

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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.