Friday, September 11, 2009

Zombie Awareness!

From the website of the International Association of Emergency Managers, their annual meeting (Tuesday, November 3, Breakout Session #4) will address the following:

2:00p-3:00p Zombie Attack: Applying Emergency Management to Attacks by the Undead
Presenter: Scot Phelps, JD, MPH, Paramedic, CEM/CBCP/MEP, Associate Professor, Connecticut State University.


1. Explain how to use contemporary media to as a teaching tool.
2. Illustrate zombie subculture and lessons emergency management can learn.
3. Discuss social implications of the "unknown unknowns."

Sometimes emergency management professionals take our job too seriously! Using parody to teach application of emergency management concepts, this presentation will present the concepts in a humorous way, using the threat of zombie attack to illustrate serious points. Based on the zombie preparedness subculture (see and recent zombie movies like 'Shawn of the Dead' and '28 Days Later', we will seriously (well, kind of...) discuss how the a dedicated emergency manager can apply the effective strategies before, during, and after a zombie attack against civilization.


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